Three stages of image processing

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Three stages of image processing

Last week when I was photographing Giselle's senior portraits I got a few of Olivia as well. Of course, she is beautiful and fun to photograph. (i.e. not shy when a camera is pointed at her)

As I was processing the photos I figure why not document the three stages of straight out of camera, processing with Lightroom, to final image after sending it through the Nik Collection. Below are the same photo at all three stages.

You may not like the final image, and on a different day the processing may have not gone in that direction at all. But today this is what I like. 

See a few more images in the Olivia in FoCo gallery 

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Giselle Senior Portraits

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Giselle Senior Portraits

As times it was for senior portrait shoot, while at other times it was for a Starbucks sponsorship. No matter what, it was all Giselle!

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Shutout in the fog

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Shutout in the fog

It looked like a foggy English morning, but the game must still go on.

She didn't have to do a ton, but she kept a clean sheet for her first shutout of the year!

See all the photos from the game in the United SC vs Broomfied Blast gallery.

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Olivia in the net

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Olivia in the net

After not playing since 4th or 5th grade, Olivia decided to return to the soccer field, but this time as a goalkeeper. She started with her high school team (Loveland Indians) and continued on with club (United SC). She is rapidly improving, earning Player of the Week for her club team and more than anything else shows tremendous guts while in the net. 

Pretty sure this is the first foul Olivia has committed in two seasons of play.

It is a ton fun (and at times a little stressful) to watch her play. Plus I get the opportunity to photograph more soccer.  Here are photos from her club team games that I have been able to photograph.

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at Boulder County

09/23/2017

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at Boulder FC

09/16/2017

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at Larimie, WY

09/09/2017

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at FoCo Arsenal

08/26/2017

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at Player's Cup

08/11/2017

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vs Boulder FC

08/10/2017

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Not such a Super Moon

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Not such a Super Moon

It was supposed to be a moon of the decade. A super moon. Showing both Sunday evening and Monday evening. Most people photographed it on Sunday evening, but I decided to go out with family and wait until Monday. Big mistake. The moonrise on Sunday was about 45 minutes earlier than Monday. So instead of being able to capture a great moon rising over Lake Loveland, I got a super bright ball rising in nearly complete darkness. Nonetheless, I was standing in the mud with my camera, so I got what I could and then played around in Lightroom until something interesting emerged. 

The first image is the Eisenhower Ave on the south end of the lake. The next four are when the moon is starting to rise, but still mostly obscured by clouds. The last image is actually two imaged merged together. When the moon is correctly exposed, everything else goes to black. So I did a little photoshop work to have a correctly exposed moon and reflection, while still being able to get an idea of the horizon.

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