Photos on a Friday
Photos on a Friday
My After Before Friday photo today is something I took the other day after the rain. It rained all day Monday, like I mentioned, and Tuesday was still kinda cloudy. But the clouds always make for a great photo, I think anyway.
I knew when I took this shot that it needed to be black and white.
I wanted to bring out the drama in the clouds, so I bumped up the contrast, shadows, and clarity.
And I’m sure some other stuff too that I can’t remember. LOL I added the white vignette and really liked the look of that.
This is the original.
Not nearly as dramatic, but I could see the potential.
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This was sunset on Tuesday night. Pretty dramatic too.
And just because I have somehow gone the whole week without a single photo of the dogs.
Here they are enjoying the life.
Also, a bit of advice.
Happy Friday, and have an awesome weekend everyone!!
Great pix and loved the quote today. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Thanks! And a fabulous Friday to you!
Now that quote is what I need to hear. Yes it is. Now that I stopped posting (but continuing to visit my favorite blogs), I have lost so many “friends” in email. But, my decision was made because I needed time. And now I have it. The next step is to persevere in my goals and take that time to read more and write. A perfect message for a perfect day, Mary…and your choice to make that photo in black and white brings out the true beauty of this place. I guess I can liken my decision to stop blogging to this; I’ve made my “blogging” writing life black and white now….dark, colorless, but I hope just as STUNNING as I venture out into the unknown of writing.
THANK YOU. You always get it so right for ME. (the dogs are sweet!!!) Anita
Anita, I am glad I was able to send out the right message, at the right time. I can see how quitting blogging would affect the virtual friends we make. Personally, I would miss it too much to quit. But I don’t have other writing goals such as yours. (I can’t wait to see your poetry)
Someday, somewhere, you and I will meet. And it will be like old friends meeting again.
Hello sweet Mary…yes, your photo and technique did it for me today. Oh this life, it is SO full of wonderful metaphors and visual pleasures that rock my SOUL! Yes, someday, we will all meet. PEACE in the desert! Anita
Great choice to do the clouds in B & W as the original was pretty monochromatic! And that sunset, wow!
Thanks Emilio, it seemed the only way it would work.
Gorgeous sky captures and cute puppy dogs! Happy weekend!
Gorgeous photos – I even like the pre-touched-up one because of how those mountains in the distance have a bluish hue (at least on my computer!). Great to see the pups again! :)
They did have a bit of a bluish cast. The sun was not very bright, and everything was pretty muted.
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Happy Trails to you!
I am impressed that you saw the potential in that gray sky shot. The skies are so often like that in Cascadia but I so rarely truly capture it. Maybe I’m just not looking with a perservering eye! ;)
Wow! Wow! Wow! Simply breathtaking!
Wonderful transformation, Mary! The distant snow-capped mountains standing out against that formidable looking sky – beautiful in black and white.
I love that sunset photo, so lovely. Nice to see the dogs enjoying AZ. This weather is nuts! Hope it doesn’t continue for Superbowl sunday. It’s putting a bit of a damper on all the pre-game festivities here. )-:
That sunset photo is incredible!
Very dramatic photos. The clouds and sunset were pretty dramatic also. :-)
Dramatic photos indeed! I just adore cloud pics and the sunset pic is incredible! Happy Weekend Mary!
Beautiful clouds. It is amazing how much better the sky on an overcast day looks in B&W. So glad to see that the girls are doing well!
We never take sky pics, but maybe we should as yours are gorgeous.
HaHa, everybody tries to be dramatic.
All the pictures really show their characters.
I guess you’re wrong there. I’m the least dramatic person around.
The girls definitely look content! The clouds in black and white are definitely very dramatic….great shot and editing.
Yes, you;ve made the sky llok much more dramatic!
Lovely capture Mary, and definitely B&W was the way to go!
Wish I had your eye and ability to manipulate the contrast and colour to make the pictures so beautiful!
A wonderful images – and you did very well to transform the quite ordinary looking photo into something very special and dramatic. Between the black and white and the colour photos of clouds, my favourite is clearly the former.
What an improvement, it really stands out as a b&w. Nice job, I really like it. And the dogs are super cute, especially the first one, just chilling…:D