Summer ends

Summer ends when amusement park closes and arranges the great fireworks. And yet I had even greater expectations and planned to shoot the reflections of the fireworks on water. But waves made the reflections all too blurry. So, I had to shoot the fireworks against the sky instead. Once again I found contrast masking a good way to bring more details around the light trails. Also increasing the saturation worked just fine for subject like this. The final touch to make these perfect was to use generously dark vignette.

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20 thoughts on “Summer ends

  1. Originally posted by serola:

    Here's on emore editing attempt:

    Beautiful Sami!!!:yes::star:

  2. Tom's comment about electric palm trees and exploding coconuts puts me in mind of Pierce Anthony's Xanth series. He often writes about exploding cherry trees and exploding pineapples. :p.

  3. :cheers: Haryhagy and MS :)Well, explosions are fun to watch :p We people have funny and spectacular ways to burn money ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Thank you Words ๐Ÿ™‚ It is amazing what cropping and editing can do to the pictures ๐Ÿ˜€ I started to fool around here on my own album since rules on photography groups does not allow it.

  5. Originally posted by serola:

    but wide angle lenses just have that something.

    100% agree!

  6. Love your "one more editing attempt", I like it better than the top photos, as they seem less open to one's interpretation about what was there. Does that make sense?

  7. Indeed, and I like that picture as well. And that's because I'm still a great lover of contexts :love: I have done much "detail photography" lately, to learn that as well, but my heart still goes to wide angle lenses that are excellent to show the context aka everything that is around the main subject. Of course the same can be done with telephoto lenses as well, but wide angle lenses just have that something.

  8. Thanks for describing how you got these marvelous effects. I hadn't thought about using vignette. It makes your images really pop. Great job.

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