SUNDAY POST : Wonderful

I would really love to learn to do animation, however, for now, that skill is just going to be left for the future.

Vince Up at the Crack of Dawn

I thought this was a wonderful picture of a wonderful sunrise that my husband snapped.  What I have learned to do with Photoshop I think also borders on superbly wonderful.  Let me share them with you as well.

A bit lightened up

This first layer played with brightness and contrast.

This next layer builds on the last layer by remodeling the hue.  I took out a bit of the blue.

I thought it was pretty wonderful when I removed all the color.  There’s just something about an old black and white, that makes the dramatic even more dramatic.

This was my last transformation with this picture before my eyes closed.  I posterized it.


Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

16 thoughts on “SUNDAY POST : Wonderful”

  1. It is just fun to explore with all the possibilities.

    PS…….I finally wrote and posted a blog entry that is longer than 5 lines. lol The C- D+ kind but never the less. Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂


  2. Fascinating! Reminds me of what the sky looked like during the storm… 😦
    Thank you for checking in during the Hurricane… your kind wishes were appreciated! 🙂


  3. Oooo love them all, but of course, that black and white I found especially gruntling. Ooo yes. Vince seems to be a bit like me, likes to dart out into the dawn snapping photos. Groooovy!

    Autty Jade


    1. After reading your post today, I have to say, that V is NOT too much like you. He goes out to take a picture of the sunrise in his jammies and robe. Comes back, still upright, unseen by neighbors still retiring in their cozy beds, unscathed by watermarks, shark’s teeth, bird beak breath, or dusted with a film of foothill soil. NOR would he take so kindly or be laughing, were he to befall your fate of bemused “going with the flow.” No V is in charge of the sunrise. “Come hither, Sunrise,” he commands. “Jump into my waiting lens. There you are, my pretty. Just another ray of sunshine for Papa. That’s a good Sunrise. Now give me a pretty color, a little pink for Daddy.” AND… amazingly the sunrise obeys him, grins for the camera and comes out just as you see her.


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