It's that time of the week for Creative License Friday
over at she who carries a camera
. Last week I had the good fortune of discovering this fun edit challenge, and this week I have the honor of providing a photo for the challenge. Thank you so much Jill for hosting this challenge, and giving me the opportunity to see what others can do with this photo!
I took this photo back in October at the shore of the Sutro Baths on Point Lobos Avenue in San Francisco. When I arrived, the sun was glaring overhead. I knew it wasn't the ideal condition for taking photos, but I was struck by the rock with the hollowed out heart and the view of the ocean through it. I decided I'd worry about the editing later. Well five months have passed, and until this challenge I was still without a clue how to edit the photo. Last week I discovered a new texture artist, Lenabem-Anna
, from the participants in the Creative License Friday challenge. I thought her moon and sun textures were amazing, so I downloaded them. Once I submitted this photo for the challenge, I realized Anna's texture, Background-Night
, would add the perfect touch.
I wanted to tone down the glaring sun, so I decided to turn it into a night scene. Here is what I did:
I first used Anne's Background Night at 81%
Then used the RHWest
Levi texture at 52%
Brightened it a bit
RH West Denim texture at 74%
Pumped up the hue saturation a bit
RH West Robin texture at 8%
Defined and sharpened
Ran it through Topaz Simplify to soften and bring out the color
and that is it.
I couldn't stop at one edit, so I also ran the final edit through RadLab for a darker edit, and Silver Efex for a black and white edit.
Now it's time to go see what amazing things have been done to my photo over at
Creative License Friday