Friday, March 30, 2012

Twilight blues.....

Taken from the south side of the Swan River as the evening sun slides down over Perth City. I had a bit of fun with the help of the new and improved Picasa.  I used a touch of focal zoom, saturation and lomo'ed around the edges for that surreal feel. The original untouched version is below, whichever one you prefer, there's no denying, Perth sure looks pretty in the twilight oui? p.s. it RAINED last night in Perth, the smell after such a long dry spell was divine! Have a wonderful Friday.....

38 comments:

  1. Yes, I would agree, Grace, Perth is lovely. I do like the effects as well. It is fun to play around with and enhance the shots.

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  2. I love your shots of your city! Both versions are lovely in their own way...glad you got the rain! Have a wonderful day, Grace! You definitely have a pretty city!

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  3. Glad you got rain. They are saying that we may get some snow tomorrow after having +28˚C temps last week! Typical March weather for us.

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  4. Perth does indeed look like such a beautiful city! I love the effects you've used, but both shots really show the beauty! Glad you got some rain!! Hope you have a great weekend, Grace! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  5. These are great Grace. I really like the effect you have applied to the cityscape. The original is also a super shot.

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  6. I LOVE the top photo. I so enjoy manipulating photos and this one is brilliant.

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  7. I have to say that the effects are quite nice Grace. But I really like the light in the original. It feels magical and soft.

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  8. Well, aren't you a clever girl! Perth does have a very nice skyline. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Very cool. Your final version was worth the work. It gives me the impression of zooming across the water toward downtown in a speed boat.

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  10. Rain, what's that? I love the second shot. It's very crisp.

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  11. Bonza photos, i especially like the surreal feel photo as it looks like Perth is in another dimension :-).

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  12. Not a fan of digital alteration to that extent but this one doesn't look too bad. The original is lovely.

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  13. you are the queen of picasa ...
    the fire is on the towers

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  14. Oh, what gorgeous shots! And hurray for rain - it does smell good!

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  15. lovely stuff, but never ask for rain!

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  16. I really like the effects you have created Grace- nice to experiment sometimes and both shots are classics ;-)

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  17. Love the first one Grace, where it seems you are zooming in to focus on what is important...

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  18. Thanks for posting the wonderful original picture!

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  19. It is fun to experiment sometimes, but mostly I prefer the originals

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  20. I really like both, you did a really good job though, it's wonderful like that. And your title, is that a book or jazz? :-)

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  21. Both are beautiful, Grace, but i prefer always the ORIGINAL.
    Have a wonderful Friday you too.

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  22. ah, grace, a beautiful post in every way.

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  23. It's beautiful..thanks for sharing..Have a nice day

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  24. It's fun to play now and then! I've not tried many of the new effects in Picasa, but I use the TEXT thing for watermarking my photos now.
    Lovely photo and glad you all got some rain.
    V

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  25. So cool, Grace! What a fantastic skyline!

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  26. Thius would look good on fabric.

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  27. Your twilight state of mind is really fabulous!
    And I envy you the sweet scent of rain, here first fire this morning, and we're only in march!
    I wish you a nice week-end!

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  28. It's a beautiful shot, no matter what, but I really like what you did with the first one! Loverly!!!

    Actually, that skyline reminds me of shots I've taken of Miami across the bay. Very similar.

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  29. Both versions are lovely in their own way. Bravo :)

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  30. like a dream.

    please have a good weekend ahead.

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  31. I like both shots. Your city has a nice looking skyline.

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  32. Well done..nice effects...original was a wonderful shot to play with

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  33. Well done..nice effects...original was a wonderful shot to play with

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  34. Wow. Picasa seems to have added some features since I used it. I really like the effects, not too over the top, but cool nonetheless!

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  35. That's a beautiful effect. Rained here, too.

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  37. I had no idea Picasa did stuff like that! And love the skyline of your beautiful city! That is postcard perfect :D

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