Variation of a Theme – WordPress Photo Challenge

Here I am in February and playing catch-up yet again. Anyway apologies for the long absence in posting but here is my take on the WordPress Photo Challenge for January 24th 2018 called Variation of a Theme.

Below is the original image I used after a few tweaks in Lightroom.

A photograph of the rocks on the seafront at Reculver in Kent.

Using a program from Skylum – who were previously known as MacPhun – called Luminar 2018 I processed the image even further.. I just absolutely love this software and the new update is even better because you can merge layers.

I am still not fully conversant to the full capabilities of Luminar but so far what I am learning is really making me love this software… And to be perfectly honest if it came with a photo management system like Lightroom, I think it would be my go to software when processing images, instead of using Lightroom as my first port of call.

A photograph of the rocks on the seafront at Reculver in Kent.

What I liked was how Luminar enhanced the clouds but I wanted to vary this photograph even further.  So when I exported it back into Lightroom, I then added a Preset I created to the image and played around with the various elements used in that Preset.. primarily the Radial Filter and the Effects as well as varying the properties of the split toning which was used.

A photograph of the rocks on the seafront at Reculver in Kent.

Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

Your comments are welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.