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Let’s Get Naked Friday | Photos Exposed

It’s another edition of Get Naked Friday…

I know I stress this each week, but again, most photos I share are a one-click preset and the possible bump or reduction in shadows. But that’s boring. So I try and find photos that I mucked with a little to get a better result out of the image.

We were going back to school shopping at Dicks. OK, fine, laugh, my kids do every time. We needed some running shoes. The sun was setting, the lines in the parking lot were calling to me, and because I wanted to get a photo of the sunset I parked far away from the building where there were less cars. 2015-08-07_0001

I exposed the photo so that I could keep the colors from the sunset and still have the room to bump the exposure in their faces. When I ran my preset, I wasn’t able to get it there enough without going to far in one direction or the other, either the sky was too bright, or their faces were too dark. Enter… da da dahhhhhhh the radial filter. What a glorious tool this can be. Just remember, it’s like applying blush to your cheeks, a little is great, a lot and you look like a clown.

If I really wanted to take it up another notch, I could take the photo into PS and add some work to the sunset…

And clone a few of the power lines out of the photo…

And then I ran some solid color layers on the sky to blend some of my cloning and healing, and I’m not a fan of over messed with skies, but alas. The things you can do.


Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Sigma 35mm 1.4 SS: 1/400 Aperture: f/2.0 ISO: 125

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  • August 7, 2015 - 10:24 am

    Iris - Sometimes I like using the radial filter. Your edit looks marvelous.ReplyCancel

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