Wordless Wednesday - Just another sunset

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Okay, as with my last ‘Wordless Wednesday’ post, this is not one of my shots. It’s just one I did retouching work on. I love to play with Photoshop and see what can be done to an image. But this one was pretty amazing to start with. So, that made it easier.



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Comments (11)

Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

WOW, that is a really great shot.  Thanks

Oct 14, 2009 03:37 AM
Sharon Senger
tcDocs - Seattle, WA
Licensed Transaction Coordinator


I agree Wow! I love this photograph especially the reflection in the water.

Oct 14, 2009 03:43 AM
Jeff Craig
Hang Me Up Photos - Jamestown, NC
Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography

Amazing shot.  it looks more like a painting.

Oct 14, 2009 03:56 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Michael, that is absolutely amazing.  Thank you for sharing.

Oct 14, 2009 04:06 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Stunning Michael! What did you do other than enhance the color? It's magical!



Oct 14, 2009 04:45 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, this is an amazing and beautiful photo...the colors are magnificient and almost looks like a painting.

Oct 14, 2009 05:37 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Bill: You're welcome. But I can't take too much credit. As I said, it was a great shot to start with.

Hi Sharon: I agree, the water is kind of what makes it. Thanks for the comment.

Hi Jeff: Thank you. Actually, I kind of wanted it to look like a painting - but without going too far with it, or using one of those hokey plugins.

Hi June: You're most welcome. It is kind of a cool shot, huh? Thanks for the comment.

Hi Debi: Actually, I don't really remember what all I did. I typically just start playing with different things. I do know I a lot of clean up, removed some people fishing, some power lines and poles, and stuff like that. And I did some high-pass, some difussed glow, and even some lighting effects on a vignette layer...plus a whole lot of pixie dust.  ; )

Hi Rebecca: Thanks for stopping by, and for the compliment. As I mentioned above, I was deliberately trying to get a bit of that 'painting' feel without going overboard.

Oct 14, 2009 08:37 AM
Randy DeLaMare
Realtypath LLC - Salt Lake City, UT
Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams

That is a gorgeous shot. I would love to know what you did to it, how you did it and would love seeing a before and after photoshop picture. You are a wizard with Photohop.

Oct 15, 2009 09:01 AM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Randy: Good to hear from you. I don't have time to properly address your question right now, but as I said to Debi oftentimes I just start playing with different techniques to see what looks best. I'll try to stop later with a better response. : ) 


Oct 15, 2009 10:38 PM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I had to read through all the comments to see if anyone was taking you to task for photoshopping a photo -- LOL. Nice work.

Oct 21, 2009 02:30 PM
Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Russel: (LOL) Not yet. But you never know.  : )

Oct 21, 2009 11:48 PM