Still working towards my goal of becoming better at photo editing, I have been recycling a few old photos of mine and adding a few Photoshop edits to make them shine!
As I started to work on this photo it just kept looking better and better! It helps that the composure was good to start with.
I ended up making two versions of this photo – one to send as a ‘thinking of you’ card and another to my sister! (She loves it when I send her things with ‘sisterly quotes’!)
I found this great quote which worked right into the theme of the image.
Here I converted the photo into black and white, added some honey brown and rose to the image, boosted the contrast and decreased the shadows. I added a textured layer (with some heart shapes), some text and my watermark!
Here are the before and after shots! What do you think?
As Uluru is a sacred Aboriginal site, when visiting the National Park you need to keep to designated roads and photo bays. Some photographers might be a little bit frustrated by this as their ability to find a new angle is quite limited. However the way the light changes on the rock is simply incredible as we have seen over the last few posts.
Here is a compilation of how the light can change over a matter an 2 hours!
On our last night at Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park I was feeling pretty tired and had a bunch of shots of Uluru. As Matt ventured out to take photos I stayed in our campervan parked on the side of the road. This night however, the light looked different. I decided to set up my tripod next to the door of the van so I could continue to lie on the bed, warm in my sleeping bag!
This time I took some longer star trails just after sunset. I am glad I did – Uluru looked just magic.
As the sun finally set at Uluru, the cold of the night began to set in. As everyone else got in their cars and made their way back to their campfires, Matt and I stayed to view the stars. We were the only ones there!
We stayed for an hour after sunset to capture Uluru in a different light – a light lit up by stars! Simply amazing.
This shot was taken about half an hour after sunset, when there was still enough light around to light up the rock.
As the park closing time approached, we quickly snapped a few last shots. By this time the light was well and truly gone and we were left with a lovely silhouette of the rock and the sky littered with stars!
This was actually my first attempt at capturing stars and star trails. Can’t imagine a better place for a first time!