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One Photo Focus – February 2016

It is time for Stacy over at Visual Venturing, One Photo Focus Challenge.  Please make sure you click on the link to see how everyone edited the photo submitted by Stacey/Lensaddiction — Learning to See Light blog.  Here is her original photo.

020316Cee 1PF February Original

Photo by Stacey/Lensaddiction — Learning to See Light

I absolutely adore tall sailing ships and this ship this ship is huge.  The one thing I don’t like about this photo and it was totally unavoidable is the city buildings running through the middle of the photo.  Although I can totally understand Stacey’s choice to take a full photo of this sailing ship, I would have done the same thing.  So I started to crop several different aspects of this photo.   I decided to show you two of the crops that I did for this challenge.

All my editing was done in Adobe Bridge.

On this first cropped photo I wanted to show the size of this ship by highlighting the person sitting up on the masts/eagles nest.  I’m not sure about the technical nautical name.  I changed it to a silvery/blue sepia tone.

020316Cee 1PF February Mast

Photo by Stacey/Lensaddiction — Learning to See Light Edited by Cee Neuner

In my second wanted to see the hull of the ship.  I really liked the lines of the rope, I caught my eye.  I lighted the hull and bought out the natural colors it had.

020316Cee 1PF February hull crop

Photo by Stacey/Lensaddiction — Learning to See Light Edited by Cee Neuner

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  1. I like the photo of the ship’s hull. The lines of black, white with windows, blue, and brown guide the eye from left to right. Then the ropes lead it to the pier and back to the left. This way the viewer stays long contemplating the colors and shapes, which is the classic principle guiding the artist/painter/photographer in engaging the viewer. Great work, Cee 🙂


  2. It’s always fun to see how YOU see an image, Cee (wow, a lot of “c” sounds in that sentence 😀). While you weren’t alone in singling out the rigging (something I never even contemplated doing so it was fun to see that), you were the only one who focused on the beautiful hull. I, too, loved the leading lines of the ropes and the hull is such a great shade of blue. And bringing out the blue in the sky is such a great touch. Thanks for always lending your creativity to 1PF. I’m always honored you find the time to participate!


    • I wouldn’t miss your challenge for the world. I actually did edits the day you released it. Then had to double check them with Chris. We both liked Stacey’s ship. Thank you Stacy for your awesome comment. It meant a lot. I’ve not checked the other bloggers photos yet. That is coming next. It will be fun to see them all. 😀

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  3. Cee you may be pleased to know that I did also take several other close up shots of different parts of the ship but this was the image chosen for the challenge,so there you go 🙂


    • I can totally understand why you took the full ship and used it in this challenge. I just adore what you did with this photo. You really made the ship the focus. The building simply disappeared in the background. Besides I couldn’t picture you taking only one photo of that ship 😀 😀


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