Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Doesn’t time fly. I’ve been so engrossed in trying to master these Luminosity Masks to the detriment of everything else. Suddenly it’s Friday afternoon. I have a stack of emails that need answering and I haven’t written anything for this weeks challenge. But I finally think I am beginning to get the hang of LM’s

Ogwen Boathouse

However it does seem to be one step forward and two steps back. Look on the bright side though. I am learning a lot about Photoshop along the way.

Photoshop is not a verb. It is a noun. It is the means to an end, not the end itself. – Vincent Versace

Why am I spending so much time on this? Well, at one time I was a confirmed, dyed in the wool, flag  carrying HDR user. But times have changed. I know longer use HDR as much, especially for landscapes. But I still want to get as much Dynamic Range as possible from my photographs.

Penmon Point Lighthouse

Luminosity Masks seems to be the way to go. But why is it taking me so much time to learn how to use them correctly?

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

  1. Laurie February 12, 2016 / 23:02

    Great photos. The top one, especially, is perfect for this theme.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 14, 2016 / 15:58

      Thank you. Laurie. It’s a nice little spot to get a good photograph from…and being right beside the road does help

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  2. petspeopleandlife February 13, 2016 / 03:50

    Golly the first pic is a beauty. I like the starkness of the barren tree and the road near the water. Well the entire scene is beautiful. Have no idea what LM means as a method of enhancement but I’ll look in Google.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 14, 2016 / 16:00

      Luminosity Masks are a right pain, Yvonne. But they should help to produce cleaner blended photographs instead of using HDR software which can cause the photograph to look very grainy

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  3. Alexandria Sage February 14, 2016 / 20:42

    Beautiful photos! You’ve got me curious as to what Luminosity Mask is. Never heard of it.

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    • Mike Hardisty February 19, 2016 / 14:21

      It’s a method of blending several photographs together to give a much better photograph which is balanced in the highlights and the shadows, Alexandria

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      • Alexandria Sage February 19, 2016 / 14:28

        Yes, I’ve seen a friend do it and was amazed at how much work it is. Of course, he’s a professional like you. Doesn’t do it all the time but with certain shots. And it has a beautiful result.

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