We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. -Sharon Salzberg
The photos for this panorama were taken as the sunset was fading over a clam, quiet sea near San Diego, California. It gives me a calm feeling, which is why I had put it on my screen to keep me company. Then I thought I would share it via blog. This post is short, because I am feeling calm and simple (uncluttered).
The panorama itself was made from three horizontal frames in Photoshop Elements with the technique that I described in my last post. There was very little light on the foreground causing loss of detail in the shadows.
I tweaked it a little in Photoshop Elements’ raw converter (adding a little contrast, “clarity” and “vibrance”). Then, to bring out some detail in the rocks on the left, in Photoshop Elements “Full Editor”, on a Levels layer, the mid-tone (gamma) slider was moved to the left giving a slight “fill flash” effect. Using a mask, this effect was applied only to the rock outcropping on the left. Then the image was sharpened for display with Nik Sharpener Pro (which I highly recommend). Using “control points” sharpening was not applied to the sand because each grain was being sharpened, giving a rough appearance.
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J. Michael Harroun©2013