Photography - It Changes Lives

By PF Staff in Favorite Photos on Dec 12, 2012

An example of a photo captured which depicts what  photography means to me.  In this photo it shows how fun photography is for me, maybe I'm not in the photo since I took this one, but the happiness, the joy, and how me and friends enjoyed that moment was captured and that will stay forever.   As I have mentioned in the first submission, Photography is not just capturing moments, it's an extension of our enjoyment, for eternity.

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Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/180 sec
  • Aperture:          f/13
  • ISO:                   200
  • Shooting Mode: Av
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Focal Length:  at 21mm
  • Exposure bias: 0 step


Here is the original photo before processing:

I was planning to do a silhouette, but the sun was somehow harsh which made it hard for me to evaluate the  photo on the LCD and I falsely thought I had enough contrast.  With Adobe Lightroom 3 I adjusted the tone curve and decreased the darks and shadows to achieve the silhouette look and decreased as well the highlights with a small amount. Then I also added contrast to it as well as adjust the white balance somehow to get that orange sky.

A good thing about photography is that we can preserve the happy moments we have with our family, friends, office mates, schoolmates, boss, in short with everyone we spend our time with. A time well spent with someone we love, is not wasted time.

- dizon_dx

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