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A little shot from this past weekend car show in Delaware, Ohio.

#blackandwhite #extremebw #monochrome #monochromeworld #monochromemonday #classiccar #automotivephotography #studebaker
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beautiful shot...cheers...
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Going Cold Turkey: Super Chief

For anyone who did not know, I upgraded to Adobe Photoshop 2015.5 a couple of weeks ago. I have not copied my plugins (Nik Collection and Macphun) to the new Photoshop since Adobe has suggested that the developers release updates that will install the plugins in the new plugins folder. Yes, there are now two, yes two, plugin folders and I have not decided on taking a chance on coping the plugins over and to which one. Don’t want to screw things up when everything is working perfectly.

So, on this Before & After, I am going “pluginless” and doing things the hard way in Photoshop by using adjustment layers, masks and such. So let’s get going…

Post-processing:
Starting in Adobe Lightroom after I crop the photo, I applied the following settings in the Basic panel: Highlights -79, Shadows +70, Whites +39, Clarity +41, and Vibrance +25. Tp open up the dark areas, I changed the Darks slider under Tone Curve to +22 before moving onto Adobe Photoshop to finish the photo.

Opening up in the new Adobe Photoshop 2015.5 as a Smart Object since I like to work nondestructive, I started with a Iris Blur from the Blur Gallery. Next, I added a Color Fill adjustment layer and used a light brown swatch (bd8d4e) and set the adjustment layer to Overlay and opacity to 76%. Then I used a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer with a mask to desaturate the front grill, hubcap and headlights. Next came a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Brightness at -98) to add a vignette to the photo. And a second Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Contrast at 30) was used to add some contrast to the whole photo. And then finally, I used a second Color Fill adjustment layer set to Hard Light with a light blue swatch (51738b) and painted over the paint job to boost the color of the car.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #fourwheeledfriday #automotivephotography
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Awesome +Joe Frazee   P.S  "Pluginless"  = the new cool ;) :) .
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Reaching for the Light

Like a flower reaching for the sunlight, one of the beam sculptures from Ariel Foundation Park. The old beams were once part of the old glass plant that stood on the south side of the park and have been recycled into sculptures in and around the park.

#extremebw #blackandwhite #monochromemonday #monochromeworld #arielfoundationpark #sculpture 
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Thanks +Brian Fox 
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Hello Butterfly!

Was out on the bike trail today and came upon this little guy. He, or she, just sat there enjoying the nice day. Btw, as you can see I was playing with one of the Affinity Photo extensions for Apple's Photos app. Photo was shot with my iPhone 6s Plus, did not feel like lugging my big DSlr camera with me today.

#butterfly #affinityphoto #mac #applephotos #iphone
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Beautiful!
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Ariel Foundation Park: View from Above

You have seen photos I have taken of Ariel Foundation Park located in my hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Westie Production shows a great drone view of the 240 areas park. Very cool!

#arielfoundationpark   #mountvernonohio   #ohio   #citypark  
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:) :) :) lol :) .  Yes... I'd likely fare no better with Dronability skills haha :)
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Lightroom Basic: Sunset Viaduct

Nice scene down at the old Viaduct watching the geese go by. Nice way to relax and watch the day go by.

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Once again, we are staying in Adobe Lightroom and doing some simple post processing. First, I cropped the photo to center the arch and the geese. Then heading into the Basic panel, I reduced the Exposure to -1.20 to bring the photo back from over exposure. Next, to give the photo a faux HDR look, I changed the Highlights to -92, the Shadows to +66, and Clarity to +32. To make the colors pop, I increased the Vibrance to +28 and under Effects, I changed Dehaze to +25. To darken the foreground, I used a Graduated Filter set at -0.79 and drag it from the bottom of the photo to bottom of the arch. To brighten the geese and the bottom of the arch, I used a Adjustment Brush with Exposure set at 0.35 and painted over those areas. And finally, I added a little vignette from the Effects panel Amount set to -18.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #landscapephotography #viaduct #bridge #mountvernonohio
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omg that seems like a romantic place i really like the bridge
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Field of Post Processing

Something a little different for this Before and After post. This time I am showing three different versions of one photo with each processed in a different application/plugin.

First photo was processed using only Adobe Lightroom CC.
Second photo was processed using the plugin Analog Efex Pro 2.
Third photo was processed using the plugin Silver Efex Pro 2.
Fourth photo is the original photo I shot.

It is cool seeing a photo in three forms and then realizing you can't decide which you like. LOL

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #landscapephotography
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Wow! Sorry that it's been three weeks since posting. So I hope this shot of this 1929 firetruck makes up for it. Photographed it a couple of weeks ago in Loundonville, Ohio car show. I love the old siren!

#fromdownhere #blackandwhite #monochromeworld #firetruck
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lol. Your Welcome :) Thanks +Joe Frazee (im having a giggle now) :)
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White Corvette HDR

Sorry again for not posting regularly like I use to. And I do not have a step by step write up for this post. I have just simply been busy. BUT, I thought I should post this before and after of this beautiful Corvette that I shot almost two months ago.

The photo is an HDR photo merged from three exposures (normal exposure, over exposure, under exposure) that were merged using the Lightroom plugin HDR Efex Pro 2. The right photo is the basic merged HDR photo from HDR Efex Pro 2 before I took it into Lightroom before touching it up. The left photo is the final HDR photo after I made some basic adjustments and touched it up with the Adjustment Brush.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #corvette #automotivephotography #fourwheeledfriday
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I saw an Alien!!!

While out on the bike trail, I saw an alien visitor from another world. Do you see the alien?

Btw, the photo was shot with my iPhone 6s Plus and processed using Affinity Photo. That's right! I use Affinity Photo instead of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. I think the alien did something to my brain.

#field #landscapephotography #affinityphoto #iphone
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+Heidi Anne Morris A sign that I need to get a tin foil hat!
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You Smell Something Burning?

Sorry, no post processing steps for this post as I forgot to write down what I did. Duh! BUT, I can tell you this that this photo of a 1941 Stdebaker was processed using Analog Efex Pro 2 plugin from the Google Nik Collection, which by the way is FREE. I recently started playing with the plugin again which works with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The type was done using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 and the font was OCR A Std.

Left photo: After using Analog Efex Pro 2.
Right photo: Before using Analog Efex Pro 2.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #carshow #automotivephotography
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Baba Mu gk to get it right 👉 to get it right 
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Amateur Photographer, Post-Processing, Prepress, & Whatever
Introduction
I work in prepress for a small printshop in Central Ohio using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat. 

Photography is my main hobby for now and I enjoy photographing classic cars, historic old buildings, landscape, and whatever catches my eye. Software I use for my photography post-processing include Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, OnOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite, Nik Software's Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro. Also, I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Please checkout more of my photography and purchase prints from my SmugMug page.

Also, I have a few photos on my NAPP Portfolio page.

RULES Pertaining to my Photos:
Rule No.1
If you like to share my photos here on G+, there are three ways. First is the share button on bottom of the post (under the photo). Second is the Link to Post option in the Options Menu in the upper right corner (this is great if you want to share the post outside of G+ or email it to someone). And third, you can click on the Share in the photo viewer or whatever it is called when you go to view the photo in a larger view. The reason I ask that you use these options is so that people can see who's photo it is and where the original is located.

Rule No.2
I have no problem if you download any of my photos here on G+ to use as a desktop background on your computer, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android Tablet. All I ask is that you don't go download crazy, but it does bring a smile to my face knowing that people like my photos enough that they want to see it on their desktop everyday.

Rule No.3
When it comes to prints like a picture on the wall, I do have photos on my SmugMug (http://jfphoto65.smugmug.com/) that you can purchase. But I do not have a problem if you print one out on that little printer you bought from Walmart and put in a little cheap frame also bought from Walmart as the photos here are not top high resolution for top quality printing. And again don't go print crazy, I would prefer you buy prints from through my SmugMug page and the money would go towards someone, that being me, who makes little for working at a small printshop.

Rule No.4
To wrap up, all I am asking is that you do not claim that my photos are yours or post them, print them, or share them in a way that would give others the idea that the photo is your property or that you took the photo. Keep in mind that I have the original RAW files and the original processed files. Also, I prefer you do not make a profit on my photos, you know, sell them, make prints and sell them on street corners, etc. Since I put the work into the photo, I should be the one making a profit, it's that simple. Let me state that I am into the photography not to get rich (but it wouldn't hurt), but as a creative outlet or hobby for me.

My favorite subjects to photograph:
-cars (especially classic ones)
-buildings (especially old ones)
-cityscape/townscape
-some landscape
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The most boring person you will be following. ;)
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