Thursday, January 21, 2016

Eyes of Moon

Alternate title for this post: Fun with Photoshop! I like the simplicity of this shot. Nice desert colors in the sky, and the moon was setting over the hills near Joshua Tree. The low clouds were picking up the red sunset colors, and the moon looked like it was getting ready to roll down the hill!
I used Photoshop to saturate the colors and brighten the moon a bit.
Then I square-cropped the image and "curved" the clouds and hills around the moon.
At this point, it reminded me of an eyeball, so using a bit more imagination, Photoshop retouching and duplicated and flipped the image. Viola!  Eyes of Moon!!
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42 comments:

  1. Thanks for explaining what you did.It was a great picture to begin with and now you turned it into a fun shot.I like that.

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  2. Somehow I can tell you enjoyed this. Great job.

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  3. I can see these enlarged and hanging on a wall.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  4. Very interesting. It was a good shot and you surely brightened it up.

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  5. Love how you have manipulated these photos. Fun last shot. Great photos!

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  6. That's cool! Though I rather like the original version too.

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  7. Fun project, thanks for walking us through it!

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  8. Truly a fun shot. But the original picture itself is stunning

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  9. Starting with a spectacular image is appreciated here. That moon looks amazing.

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  10. Great shots starting with the first and a magical image as the last. Nice work.

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  11. Hello, wonderful images and scene. I love the moon and colors. The eyes are cool! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Beautiful moon and sky shots. Amazing Eyes of Moon!

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  13. What a fantastic sequence! I really like it.

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  14. I just think it would be fair if you also posted the original, untouched shot. :)

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  15. I'm moonstruck! Brilliant shot in the first place but genius editing!

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  16. Wow, that is so cool! I love what you did with the EYES. It's amazing how one can get so creative in PS. Love that program!

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  17. Oh what a fun, creative shot! I love what you can do with photo editing!! Great SWF contribution! :D Have a fototastic weekend, my friend!

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  18. Oh Wow! You are one of the top blogger photogs that I know of!!!!!!

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  19. Wow, love the two eyes and the shot when the moon to roll down the hill.

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  20. Fun, for sure. You started with a wonderful original.

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  21. Great shot of the moon and creative use of Photoshop!

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  22. A gorgeous image, even without the saturation!
    Very creative work in Photoshop!

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  23. Gorgeous shots - and such fun. I like the moon eyes in that last shot.

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  24. Hi! Your photos are very fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hi! Your photos are very fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. You are very talented to figure out how to do these images. I really like these photographs.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  27. first of all - very nice shot. secondly I liked how the moon became translucid. and finally the eye thing was such a creative idea.

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  28. The original shot is fantastic, and I had to LOL at the final result. Very original and fun!

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  29. Beautiful in original and as photo art ... reminds me of day-dreaming (or evening-dreaming here, I guess) as we gaze at the sky. One of my favorite activities.

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  30. nice work! wish I could get such good close ups with my camera :-)

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