Creativity is the residue of wasted time~Albert Einstein

I love what I created here from one single raw image that I captured last weekend when Sassy and I went out and wasted time exploring the waterfront along Rustin Way in Tacoma WA. Some people would look at the state of our yard and the inside of our house and say,( I have a few people in mind), that we were definitely wasting time gallivanting around instead of tending to the obviously needed yard work and home owner maintenance.

Anyway, I love photo processing, cause I can sit on my ass, drink beer and listen to music while I'm doing it. What's adds to that fun is having some new photo editing software like Photoshop CS6 beta. One of the nice new filters that I like is "Oil Paint" which I used on this image. If you stand back it's not so obvious but works well in my opinion. Zoom in and the brush strokes become much more obvious.

Below is the original raw image I started out with before I started drinking beer and wasting time.

Happy Hump Day!!!

  • Larry Gallier 3y

    Raw image zeroed in lightroom

  • susan ogden 3y

    I am staring at this and thinking how far behind i am.....i now have CS6 beta LUST and i have not even done anything with CS5................way to make me feel like a colossal failure!!!!! I am in AWE. CRAP....HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST ME TO UPCRADE!!!!!???????
    I applaud you for “wasting time” walking around the waterfront. Mainly because i also would have done the same thing, then come home and done the same thing you did, just not as well, or with a beer, and not with CS6 beta because i don’t have that, but apparently i NEED that! SIGH...........
    YES, have done a spectacular job with this!! That mountain has me in AWE!
  • Larry Gallier 3y

    susan ogden It's usually 200 dollars for the Adobe CS upgrade. I only have CS4 because I didn't think that CS5 had that much to offer so I passed on the upgrade last year. God bless their hearts, Adobe is offering the jump from CS4 and CS3, (CS3 I think), for the single price of 200 dollars to CS6 through 2012 only. After that I would have to pay 200 dollars for each step. I'm going for it.
    Sad to say I'm desensitized by the sight of this mountain. Kind of like the beautiful, drop dead gorgeous blond, seeing herself in the mirror every day becomes anorexic and mentally ill. When ever I post pictures of this mountain I get all kind of comments not expecting so many. I guess I must learn to capitalize. :)
    Find a BEER you like and you will find the force Susan. LOL. :)
    Happy Hump day!
  • Larry Gallier 3y

    susan ogden PS....When you come to visit you know what to expect.......ain't the Hilton.
  • Gary Grossman 3y

    Amazing transformation!! Great work.
  • PhotoAtelier 3y

    That's a pretty interesting way of pulling the eye to the center. The focus is on the buildings and not on the mountain.
  • Bernd Zeisberg 3y

    Wow great you show us the original shot ... what a high skill on post processing. Brilliant work!
  • Panorama Paul 3y

    Wow... I'm always amazed by how much detail you can get out of an underexposed RAW file... the processing looks great... not too crazy about the top part of the sky though... looks a bit too dark for my taste.
  • D L Ennis 3y

    Beautiful work, Larry!!
  • andre govia. 3y

    excellent lighting and colour , the trees look great with the tones work
  • seeit_snapit 3y

    Wow - gorgeous work!! (as always!) yardwork can wait. :) get out and see life!
  • Bob Kramer 3y

    All I can say is Wow ...super work.
  • Lost in the Hills 3y

    Great shot, vision and processing. I hadn't consider the upgrade to CS6 but I am now
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Amanda White 3y

    Great work, the difference from the before to the after is quite amazing! I love that view.
  • nejdet düzen 3y

    Beautiful image,my friend..
  • Carol Rukliss 3y

    Oh, man.......seems like I just upgraded and here they go again!!!! This is so cool, the marvelous makeover you did here! Your descriptions are always a good belly laugh for me and this one is no exception! My fave is Widmer Hefeweizen......tastes just like the home brew my dad used to make! He would keep it down in our cellar to "cure" and every once in a while we would hear little explosions like gunfire as one batch or another blew its tops. Good memories........sounds to me like you have the greatest time processing of anyone I know!!!
  • Bobobonehead (NiX) 3y

    Magnificent! I have a photo of Shasta Springs Resort taken in the late 1800's. The resort near Mt. Shasta and along the Sacramento River is gone now, but I can imagine what the place would look like today just by gazing at your image. You and Sassy are not wasting are sharing it.
  • JordiVS 3y

    Muy buen trabajo!!
  • SteveAnthony 3y

    Nice work. Very creative.
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