Sparkle

Went to Woodward Park with the family today.  The breeze kept me from getting very good reflections, but the sparkles of light in the late afternoon were worth waiting for.  I processed this photo in Photoshop Elements 6 with a levels adjustment, an unsharp mask and Filter/Distort/Diffuse Glow.  I then dodged and burned the final photo. Camera settings: f/6.3, 1/400 sec., focal length 21 mm, ISO 64.  Taken with my Fujifilm FinePix S700.

I bought and installed Photoshop Elements 10 but I am not sure yet if it was a wise purchase.  I have become so comfortable with PSE6.  The good price at Costco was too hard to pass up, however!  So I will fiddle with it and see how I like it.  (I hate getting used to new software! :))

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Autumn Leaves

Kinda stretching this one as we haven’t had enough cold weather to really change the leaves on our trees much.  This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, unsharpen mask and Topaz Adjust 5 Release Candidate.  This should be the last beta before the new Topaz Adjust 5 is released.  I used a custom preset of my own in processing this photo.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Camera settings: f/6.3, 1/100 sec., focal length 49 mm, and ISO 100.  No flash.

 

Woodward Park

This photo was processed using the Orton effect in Photoshop Elements 6.  I adjusted levels which really helped to bring out the colors in the trees.  The final product was burned and framed.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow which might knock a lot of leaves off of the trees.  Fall is finally here.

Camera settings: Fujifilm FinePix S700, F/4.5, 1/220 sec., ISO 64, focal length 21.3 mm.  No flash.