After-Before Friday is an event which allows photographers to share their processed images, and, if they choose, their post-processing steps. On the first Friday of the month, all participants have the opportunity to edit the same photo in the “One Photo Focus” challenge.
It’s been a while since I’ve taken part, but I hope to be more consistent this year.
1/ First off, I cropped the image and filled in extra sky with Edit > Fill > Content Aware. Then I added a Camera Raw Filter to darken the exposure and remove the highlight spot in the sky, which was produced by the sun.
2/ Something was still missing, so I added a moon.
3/ To create the illusion that the moon was behind the sails, I duplicated the lower layer, changed the blend mode of the duplicate to Darken, and added a layer mask.
4/ I merged all of my layers and applied a Camera Raw Filter to increase contrast and clarity, convert to black and white, and add a blue tint.
5/ Finally I tweaked a couple of things in Lightroom and added a vignette.
Once again, the before vs the after:
I hope you enjoyed my edit! I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on the end result. Images from other contributors can be seen here.