A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 12 – #3. Before/After


When I first previewed the photos I took from a recent photo shoot, my first thought was to delete this one; however, after reviewing the 52-Week themes, I thought it might be a good one for “SOTC.” Thinking I could improve upon it, I then changed my mind because I liked how the long exposure created boat streaks and smooth water so I began playing around with it. I cloned away the bridge overhang, applied dodge and burn to the concrete walkway/curb/rocks and fishing pier, removed a few faint rain drops, removed a little noise, added a Topaz Equalize filter, cropped, and added a little sharpening. Below are the “before/after” photos.
f/14; 30 sec.; ISO 64; 35mm
Resized Before DSC_6940

Resized After DSC_6940


Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

10 thoughts on “Week 12 – #3. Before/After

  1. Nicely done, can’t see a trace of bridge overhang


  2. You needed up with a beautiful image!


  3. Well done. What did we do before photoshop and all other software??


  4. I love the cobalt blue. I have not seen that before in a SRQ Bay shot.


  5. amazing what can be done with the right eye, and the patience to do it.


  6. Great post-production work, Mary Nell! Nice picture.


  7. Great result. Thanks for sharing the editing process. It is a stunning image.


  8. Excellent well done. Without the “before”, one wouldn’t know what had been done.


  9. Its like those games “spot the 10 differences between the 2 photos” – great.


  10. Mary Nell I love your before and after. Great job.


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