Tag: Moab (page 2 of 11)
I occasionally look at older photos that I’ve taken, either to process some that I hadn’t worked yet, or to see how my current workflow compares to results from an earlier workflow.
These shots were taken on June 3, 2013, during our trip to the Moab area.
Marie on the Hidden Valley Trail. [original edit]
Marilyn on the Hidden Valley Trail:
This is Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.
Another view of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park. [original edit]
More photos taken during our hike at Devil’s Garden (in Arches National Park) on June 5, 2013. Some of these are re-edits. Some are photos I hadn’t previously processed. These were practice for proficiency with the PPW. I tried to find a few photos with people; I need more practice at dealing with skin tones.
I think my original edit was better for this shot of the flowers. I spent a lot of time trying to color correct the foreground. I managed to set a and b (in Lab color space) to 0 for two points on the flowers. But once I had done that – and gotten the rest of the colors to look reasonable – the flowers weren’t as interesting as they might have been. I ended up adding in some color on the petals late in the process. When I was done, it looked too warm and too saturated too, so I took steps to remedy that. I think it’s okay, but I like my original edit better.
I tried to do several of these quickly. In theory, a proficient practitioner of the workflow can finish a photo in three minutes. I’m not there yet, but I did several of these a lot faster than normal.
Here’s a link to my previous edit of this Juniper tree. It’s a lot more saturated than this version.
This is Partition Arch:
Marilyn sitting on the “ledge” on the other side of Partition Arch: