Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Touch Up Tuesday

 It's been a while since I've posted a Tuesday photo...not that I haven't been taking photos, finding the time to upload and edit is what I've been struggling with. This weekend was beautiful, I didn't manage to get any daytime shots, but once that big, bright, almost full moon came out...I went and got my camera and tripod. We were standing down by the creek enjoying a bonfire with friends and I managed to get a few cool shots of the moon lighting up the trees.

Before the edit

After the edit
Editing Process
1. Use Clone tool to get rid of grass and branch on the bottom corners of image.
2. Use Burn tool to darken cloned areas.  3. Adjust Sharpness
4. Use Defog Filter    5. Adjust Levels   6. Crop

Someone turned on their four-wheeler lights as I had the shutter open and it gave the center of the picture more of a glow...it definitely lit it up more than the other images. This was taken with a Canon Rebel T2i at 9:45 in the evening.
Manual settings - f/3.5, 30 second exposure, ISO 400, focal length 18mm.

Point and Shoot Fun at  sunny+scout

Sweet Shot Day Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama


  1. Really nice post-processing on this. Knowing me, I probably would have just deleted it on the camera.

  2. This is great. It looks like it has a spotlight right in the center of the photo. Great job!