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G+ Project 52–Week #4: Up!


Up! ©Silvia Ganora

This one wasn’t easy for me. I spent most of the week trying to come up with an idea,  but with no success.  I was about to give up when one morning I spotted a plane soaring through the clouds outside my bathroom window. Oh, well, I thought, this is my last chance. So I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. Quite blurred and drab shots. There was something about those clouds, though, that kept me shooting away until the plane disappeared inside a huge cloud formation.

All in all, I had been lucky. No plain blue sky with a lonely plane. A nice fluffy cloud instead. I edited the drab original in PS, pumped up the clarity, boosted saturation and then cropped and polished my tiff version in Camerabag2. The original was a bit noisy, due to the high ISO, so I added even more via software. You can see the uncropped original below with just a few adjustments applied.  Never throw away your so-so shots!


Up! Original shot


11 comments on “G+ Project 52–Week #4: Up!

  1. edithlevyphotography
    January 29, 2012

    Great job. Love the final image.

    • sil
      January 30, 2012

      Hi Edith! Thanks so much for the visit and comment!

  2. joshi daniel
    January 30, 2012


    • sil
      January 30, 2012

      Thanks a lot Joshi!

  3. David Warren
    February 1, 2012

    Nice transformation of the original image.

    • sil
      February 1, 2012

      Many thanks David!

  4. sherri
    February 1, 2012

    i like the result. i also enjoy experimenting.

    • sil
      February 1, 2012

      Thanks so much Sherri! You should try camerabag2 software then! Great moody results.

  5. beweightless
    February 11, 2012

    I happened to photograph planes and clouds too, lately. Nice results 🙂

    • sil
      February 12, 2012

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it 🙂

  6. Pingback: G+Project52 – Week #7: Shadows « :: The visual notepad ::

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