Friday, September 21, 2012

Long time... no posts! An image from Ireland...

I cannot believe I have neglected this blog for such a long time. I confess to having become totally enamored with iPhone photography and iOS apps used to edit those images. Although I've continued to take photos with my "big girl" camera, I have spent a lot more time lately with my iPhone images and do most of my editing of those on an iPad 2.

Recently, I tried editing an SLR image on my iPad using several different iOS apps after doing some preliminary editing of the image in Lightroom and other desktop apps/plugins. I am going to share two images here (and on Weekly Top Shots) and elaborate the process further on my iPhone blog. The image that served as the starting point for this exercise was an HDR image assembled with Nik HDR Efex Pro from 3 images shot at ISO 400, f/14 with a Nikon D7000/18-200mm lens.

cloudy sky over farm fields
I played around with the above image (on my computer) using a couple different Topaz plug-ins and tried also (using Content Aware) to remove the phone wires in Photoshop. But my skill set didn't allow me to achieve the results I wanted so I moved the image to my iPad and continued the processing there to achieve the final result shown below. The processing steps to achieve this result are posted on my iPhone blog.

TAG

13 comments:

  1. I think G'ma Moses would love to get her hands on this one, Victoria. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! - your editing is fantastic. And I like them both:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Both images are beautiful; I love the dramatic sky! - your finished edit reminds me of a lovely painting.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, love the 'real' image and then your edit which looks so 'painterly.' Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #49!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is such a lovely country scene...those trees just add to the lovely landscape. Beautiful edit.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That first image takes me right back to Ireland (longingly). The second one is a beautiful surprise. Great work on both. (Visiting from Weekly Top Shot.)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love what you have created here, both images are stunning. The house is far bigger and grander than I would have expected amongst this wonderful rural setting. So many points of interest - house, trees, cattle, fences, gates - love it. Pleased to see those power lines disappear in the second too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's so beautiful! The whole image is a painting in itself!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Totally love this! (And want to visit Ireland someday...)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow...I love the edit! It's amazing what all these different photo processing applications can do!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Victoria, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by... I try to return all visits and appreciate yours greatly.