Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing has a challenge that occurs the first Friday of each month. It is called One Photo Focus wherein any one who wants to join in has to work on the same photo as everyone else and see what they come up with. This month the image was submitted by Michelle Lunato of Michelle Lunato Photography. Or maybe it’s Michelle Lunato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams. Either way, it’s a darn nice shot. When I first saw it I thought well, I can’t really add clouds to this one. So, what the heck am I going to do? I imported to Lightroom and did the usual, adjusted highlights and shadows, blacks and whites. What a difference that made. But it was not very dramatic and that’s what I was hoping to add. It will be great to see what everyone else has done, maybe add ducks, or perhaps Godzilla breaking one of the boats in half. But for me, adjusting the white balance and making the image darker was just the drama I needed. I also had to remove a slight lens refraction on the water lower right and remove a small streak of white around the sun flare.
So please check out the other versions of the same shot at Stacy Fischer’s Visual Venturing.