After_Before Friday Week 21

The photo I bring for this, ABFriday Forum Week 21, was taken in Iguazu Falls, Argentina, last year. Of course, such a huge and spectacular nature marvel offers you thousands opportunities to shot your camera. I decided to work with this picture because it shows the authentic landscape you find everywhere around that place.

First of all, I cropped the image to get rid of those body parts in the right edge of the photo.

Then, duplicated the layer and applied a new level adjustment layer to open the shadows and make those people more visible. Next, a layer masks to get back the overexposed background in the previous step.

Finally, I decided to apply the Jose M. Mellado’s 3D Light technique, that I introduced last week, in order to contrast, and highlight, a bit more, the falls in the background which, in the end, are the main attractions of the place.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

No better room to wake up!

DSC07924BBBC I took this picture at 6: 47 am, last Sunday, at Uricao Beach, near Choroní Town, Aragua, Venezuela, where I went, with my wife, for a camping weekend as we like to do. Nobody else in the beach, and no complaints about dawn !

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