After-Before Friday Week 19

This week I bring a picture from my recent holydays, which I thought, to include as part of my Photo Essay “Inferred Feelings” but, there is no way it can work well in B&W. So, I like it in color and no much editing needed.

As always, in PS CS3, I just:

Applied some adjustments in bright and contrast.

Furthermore, a mask layer to darken a bit the foreground blue, in order to highlight the subjects in the foreground.

And, finally, cropping the image to make it a bit more symmetric.

Hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of the entries to this ABFriday Week 19 at Stacy Fischer’s Virtual Venturing!

After-Before Friday Week 18

This time, at ABFriday Forum, I wanted to finish my last submitted work, from week 16, and just turned the same image into Black and White. Why? Well, I think this would give a classic and more realistic aspect to the image than that, more fantastic or surreal, of the previous one. Otherwise, B&W version dissimulates (even more) an important detail more noticeable in the color one. What do you think? Are you able to notice it?!

Los Nevados

“Los Nevados”

A journey through the paths of… spikes to the wind, roots of our land!

I would like you to enjoy the following video in which I show a little part of the grandness of my country, Venezuela. I made this video as a memory of an excursion we (my wife and I) took five years ago, and that, without expecting it at all, it deeply changed our life.

This was our first real driving, horse-riding, and trekking mountain adventure but, suddenly, something extraordinary happened along the way. After three days of riding and walking around that majestic scenery, surrounded by the highest picks we can find in our land, and meeting such extraordinary people we were physically destroyed but with our souls  full of joy, sense of belonging, admiration for nature and, specially, an indescribable fascination for the mountain.

So it was as I saw it:

(Music: “Compai Eliodoro” played by Violines Típicos Andinos)