Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kasitsna Sunset

     Photo taken at "Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast" - Kasitsna Bay, a bit East of Seldovia, Alaska. This week Bonnie asked us to show an image with one of our favorite "go to" edits. Mine is rather simple. I duplicate the background, do an enhance/adjust lighting/levels to tweak the black/white (left and right adjustments; sometimes the middle range just a tad) a little bit to brighten the image -- that is about it! The image is shown below the main image with a texture from Bonnie, of course! With the texture, I pulled over "One Life," used the layer with "multiply at about 71%", reduced the size, added the stroke and the signature after doing a "stamp visible", and resized for web. 

Kasitsna Sunset
(Bonnie's "One Life" texture from pdpa)


Kasitsna Sunset
(SOOC, with a tad brightening)


(Click above to link to the challenge.)

30 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh my - I'm in love. I want to go and meditate on bliss right there! Love the light coming through the windows of that sweet structure by the water. Beautiful capture and edit Karen. So glad you shared it and your process with Photo Art Friday!

Nadege, said...

Beautiful capture to start with. I love the golden light on the water and sky.
I find getting it right SOOC, a little level adjustment (if needed) and some sharpening in PSE is the best way to start.

Jeanne said...

oh the etereal beauty of alaska! and how beautifully you have captured it. Interesting how a perfect photo needs so little "help"

Terrie said...

Although this is in Alaska, it feels tropical to me - the little glass cabana and gorgeous colors - it transports me to a warmer clime, feet up, drink in hand, soaking up the beauty.....ahhhhhhh! Beautiful use of texture too.

Linda Trine said...

I agree with Terrie above....when I first looked at the image I thought it was taken somewhere tropical...such lovely warm colors. Love your processing.

Teresa said...

The composition of this shot is wonderful and I love the colours . . . .stunning. Teresa x

johanna said...

if the trees were palms, it would look like taken in the caribbean - fantastic colors!

CATHY said...

Karen - you captured this at the perfect time! A beautiful photo.

Linneas Atelje Photography said...

Magical colors!!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

absolutely beautiful subject matter and lovely photography

Merike said...

Absolutely fantastic artwork. So gorgeous :)

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely, lovely images Karen.

Kathy said...

Looking at the original, it is hard to imagine you could do anything to make it more beautiful...but you worked your magic! Lovely.

Kathy

urban muser said...

what a beautiful sky!

Joanne Huffman said...

beautifully done!

Lissa @ lafcustomdesigns said...

This is gorgeous. There's something about sunsets that are so awe-inspiring and hopeful.

Evelyn S. said...

What a terrific place! Your photo is truly beautiful....amazing color and composition.

DebC said...

Beautiful, beautiful.
What a place to relax!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

GORGEOUS! =)

Sherri B. said...

Stunning! Just staring at the photo makes me feel peaceful; I can only imagine what seeing it in real life must have felt like!

Ida said...

What glorious beauty you've captured in your photo. Both versions are just lovely.

Carola Bartz said...

Those rich, warm colors are irresistible! Such a beautiful photo! The reflection of the colorful sky in the water is gorgeous.

Pat said...

What a lovely image!

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous sunset.

June Scott said...

Stunning! Those colors truly take your breath away! I like the SOOC best I think... the one life texture mutes the colors a bit, but it is nice too.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

This is a wonderful and romantic photo. A great inner silence. Beautiful !

sandy said...

Wish I was there, this is lovely.

deborah said...

A stunning photo Karen, and stunning rendering . . .

suzanne carter said...

Hi Karen, what a beautiful image I love the way you explain your process, you make it seem so simple and acheivable. Thanks so much. Blessings Suzanne

NatureFootstep said...

the shot is great to begin with. So enhancing it is difficult. I´m glad your work is just ading a little to it. Nice work