Obsessively Photographing Power Lines

Photographing Power Lines   After the nights became light I’ve been searching for new subjects to photograph. Unexpectedly, photographing power lines seems to have become the theme of this summer! Being a part of infrastructure they are not primarily designed with aesthetics in mind. It is easy to not pay any attention to them at all. I guess some people consider them an eyesore and usually landscape […]

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My First Attempt at Luminosity Masks – Photoshop Challenge Part VII

A Powerful Tool How to do Luminosity masks is definitely the most important Photoshop Technique I’ve learned this month. Also the most difficult one, it was even a bit intimidating to get started. In short, luminosity masks are a way of controlling the luminosity or brightness of a selected tonal value in the picture. Kind of like the lights/darks sliders in Lightroom but you can define the […]

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Orton Effect: Sharp but Blurry – Photoshop Challenge Part VI

The Orton Effect I first heard about the Orton effect from  Nick Page in one of his Landscape Photography Podcasts. The effect itself has been around for a few decades already though. Its creator, Michael Orton first experimented with it in the 1980’s by sandwiching two slides on top of each other. One of these slides would be sharp while the other one out of focus. Resulting […]

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