Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Break #11 - Oregon Dunes


During our trip up the West Coast, we camped in the Oregon Dunes and spent one day at the beach where I took this photo. To kick it up a notch, I edited it in Photoshop Elements and played around with textures. I ended up with three different photo by changing the blending mode of just one added texture.

In the top picture I wanted to achieve a pink after-sunset mood:

"Polaroid-7-vintage rose" by Shadowhouse Creations, Overlay at 70%
Levels adjustment
"Dustyrose" by Kim Klassen, Saturation at 50%.

Then I played some more and came up with a completely different effect: 


"Polaroid-7-vintage rose" by Shadowhouse Creations, Overlay at 70%
Levels adjustment
"Dustyrose" by Kim Klassen, Luminosity at 50%

After that I created a more wintery scene that reminds me of glaciers and a really cold bay:


"Polaroid-7-vintage rose" by Shadowhouse Creations, Overlay at 70%
Levels adjustment
"Dustyrose" by Kim Klassen, Exclusion 100%

No big changes in the "processing", but quite some different outcome.

Here's the original, rather boring photo, straight out of the camera:


Which one is your favorite?


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10 comments:

helena said...

great examples of what blending modes can do

I love the wintery one but the 1st is my favourite

foxysue said...

I actually like the peace of the original, but then I'm attracted to #3 it's been turned into something other, the dunes become a string of low cloud or a giant wave - wonderful.

Sue x

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I like all of them, but the first one is my favorite. Lovely photo, Carola! :)

see you there! said...

I think the first one is my favorite. I was raised in OR and for years my family had a cabin right outside Yachats on some dunes just like this.

Memories!

Darla

Jean said...

I love them all but I think the first one is my favorite too. I hope you had a good trip Carola!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh my gosh...these are just beautiful. I don't think I can pick out one because I like them all. They remind of Monet's paintings of the Rouen Catherdral in different light.

Sally H said...

I love them all, but the first is definitely my favourite

Anyes said...

I really enjoy all the work you did and how the mood of the photograph changed each time. I'd have to say the third one is my favourite, it looks like a painting I'd like to have :-)

gina said...

What a fun series --a mini-tutorial on post processing. I also like the second one the best!

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, how grand to see these images! I tend to like pink tones with the sea scapes so I pick #1.
Thanks for sharing!