To The Skies: An effort in Lightroom & Photoshop.

I have been taking advantage of the good weather on the south coast this weekend to experiment within my Adobe Programs; Lightroom and Photoshop. Specifically one of my favourite ‘subjects’ to capture: Clouds in the sky.

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‘Planet in the Clouds’ (T.J.Nicholas, 2017)

Creative Commons License This work, “Planet in the Clouds“, is a derivative of “Ancient Mars” by Ittiz, used under CC-BY-SA-3.0. “Planet in the Clouds” is licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0 by T.J.Nicholas.

This composition was made by taking a photograph of the skies over Bournemouth and then proceeding to run it through Lightroom and Photoshop.

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After experimenting in Lightroom with chiefly the contrast, vibrancy and clarity, the resultant image had a very space-like feel.

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Later in Photoshop this ancient visualisation of our ‘red’ planetary neighbour was added to the composition. To serve as an alien-esque, exo-planet.

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Creative Commons License (‘AncientMars‘ by  ‘Ittiz‘ is Licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0)

The planet was first transported into my composition then scaled, rotated, faded, blended then finally masked behind a selection of the luminescent cloud wisps. Which resulted in the final image:

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Here are some of the other, less fruitful endeavours, from my sky focused photography: