I am just loving this challenge. While it is certainly fun to edit photos and practice different techniques, it is even more fun to see what everyone else does with it! I have learned new things every challenge and I am blown away by all of the creativity. So cool!
Here is the original photo by Linda at Coach House Crafting. Absolutely gorgeous photo! I. want. to. move. there. Sigh.
|Photo by Linda at Coach House Crafting.|
And here is my edit.
I really messed around so I hope I don't forget any important steps. To begin with, I brought it up in Picnik (eek, I can't believe they're closing!) and cloned out the boat and part of the harbor. Normally I woudn't mess with part of the landscape, but since this is just for fun I thought I would get rid of some of it so that it was less distracting. I tried to crop it with rule of thirds in mind.
Then I went to light room and played. I upped the exposure and fill light. I used the brush in some really dark places. I messed with hues of the blue and green and upped the saturation of those hues.
Then I brought the picture into photoshop and ran Soft Sunshine at 25% and Vintage Dusk at 33% opacity. (Both helper actions from Florabella).
I think that's it!
Thanks for looking! :)