know the light

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“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” ~ George Eastman


We all know that light is the key to photography. It is always about the light. I am always 'chasing it down' ... but I don't think I know it for all its worth yet! That is a good thing because that means the search is still on!!

For this image, I bracketed the shot ... really detested two of the images [delete delete] and picked the underexposed image [because the areas with light interested me the most]. My favorite Photoshop plugin: Nik's Viveza. I love the 'localized editing' approach to image editing. By the time I finished sliding, this is what I ended up with [SOOC in Comments].

I started out with an inspirational quote and I'll end with this one:

There are 3 key things for good photography: the camera, lighting, and... photoshop ~ Tyra Banks

That gave me a good laugh on this early Sliders Sunday morning!! I thought my fellow sliders would agree!


Happy Sliders Sunday Folks!

ayhanaltınok, Denis Collette...!!!, and 201 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. derekGavey 27 months ago | reply

    HDR done right!

  2. reintjedevos 27 months ago | reply

    Wonderful what you did with the sliding... excellent skills!
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

  3. Structure & Spontaneity by .K. [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    gorgeous image.
    love the colours
    and the light!

  4. Shaefer 27 months ago | reply

    I scrolled down and seen the original and said No Way! You seriously pulled the light out this one!

  5. Redemptionsongsஜ 27 months ago | reply

    o god, love that kind of light :)

  6. **Aina** 27 months ago | reply

    this is pure magic Trina, fantastic light and details

  7. LunchtimeShutterbug 27 months ago | reply

    Love this! I grew up near here. Making me homesick.

  8. HydroJen19 27 months ago | reply

    Oh wow - what a transformation. I've said it before and I'll ay it again - you are going to have to teach me to use PS one day!! There's nothing like learning from a master.

  9. nina's clicks 27 months ago | reply

    Wow! The processing work you did is amazing! Gorgeous!

  10. 'Carmen' 27 months ago | reply

    Trina, what you did with this image is just amazing..
    the detail on the sand and stone, the golden tones from the sun..AND the blue tones of sky and water!! Brilliant work :)


  11. jrobblee 27 months ago | reply

    This is just so unreal..... your processing is amazing!!! Love how golden the end result. Beautiful use of light. Love it!

  12. tattoogirl12 [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

    perfect with the light and the textures, excellent work!

  13. {no rest for the wicked} 26 months ago | reply

    The light shining on the sand in the foreground is incredible.

  14. rjccski 23 months ago | reply

    Incredible shot! Beautiful!

  15. Cordula Schaefer 18 months ago | reply

    You really have an amazing and inspiring collection of photos, thank you for sharing them :)

  16. Morgane R. ☼ 10 months ago | reply

    You're so talented! Amazing job!

  17. BeGoNi 5 months ago | reply

    Genial fantastica toma!!

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