May’s After|Before Friday – One Focus Photo

This month Shane Francescut has given us a photo of a playground with a glass house, dome and high rise in the background toone photo focus may shane RAW play with. Here at the right is Shane’s original photo.

The first thing I noticed was the glass house with a beautiful looking dome. This is what I focused on solely and cropped quite harshly in so I just incorporated the dome in the photo.

I did this in Photoshop and after changing to black and white I explored the filter gallery and selected “inked outlines”. This gave it a surreal feel.  A little straightening and I was done.

I must admit I didn’t spend a lot of time exploring different options so will be quite interested to see what others have done. I fell in love with the glass dome so didn’t stray away from this.

Karen Gosper one photo focus May

For more One Focus Photos – please go to Stacy Fischer’s blog to see other people’s interpretations. Stacy’s post will go live May 1 at 8am EDT time USA.


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  1. Oh man! I forgot again!
    This is a great edit Kaz. Really cool.

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  2. THe close crop is an interesting approach and not one I thought of. I think the filter used does a good job covering up the artifacts from editing such a close crop.

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  3. What a HUGE difference! But I love what you did.

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  4. I love the tight crop…the dome is so lovely…

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  5. wow!! a whole different aspect – I love it!

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  6. Hey, Kaz! I went back and forth (no pun intended) about which part of the photo I liked better – the dome or the teeter-totter – but never thought about focusing just on the dome. I love that you did this and I love the filter you chose 🙂 Inspired choice! Thanks so much for participating this go-round. It’s always fun to have you!

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