Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Good to Wow - Rain/Umbrella

I was so excited about this week's prompt for "Good to Wow" (Shoot and Edit). It has been a very unusually wet summer for us here in this part of Asia. We're experiencing an early start to the moonsoon/rainy season this year. I took lots and lots of shots of rain stuff and umbrella until I found this shot below last Sunday right after a big downpour. I went outside and found this upside-down hibiscus in my garden. It looks like an umbrella!!! I was so excited!

I wasn't sure how to go about with editing. I tried Ashley Sisk's gradient map tutorial from last week but none fit right. So I did it in just simple "soft light" and "levels" layers.

SOOC
Good to Wow - Rain/Umbrella (sooc)


EDIT
 I tried several edits but decided to keep it simple and just focus on the flower and the raindrops. I added "soft light" layer at 100% and "levels" (darks 10, light 430) at 50%.
Good to Wow - Rain/Umbrella (edit)


Linking over at Ashley's for "Shoot and Edit."

8 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - it's already perfect! Feel free to experiment with it but seriously, you nailed it!

Ashley Sisk said...

And like I said...it's perfect. Great job!

Kristy said...

Love the sharpened edit on the rain drops!

Carrie said...

wow is all I can say!

Cedar said...

Fantastic photo! It really does look like an umbrella and the colors are gorgeous! The simple edit is great!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Absolutely stunning- I just love that detail

mommy of Five said...

you started out with an WOW picture! but nice job on the edit. you're right, it didn't need much at all!

Allison Hoffman said...

beautiful colors!! I love hibiscus!

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