Alternative edits of this sunset picture of Dover Beach in Barbados

This is the photo of Dover Beach taken on my iPhone and processed in Lightroom Mobile

Dover Beach, Barbados by Travel Photographer Rick McEvoy Photography

Dover Beach, Barbados by Travel Photographer Rick McEvoy Photography

And this is the alternative edit of the same image produced using Snapseed and the HDR filter

Dover Beach, Barbados by Travel Photographer Rick McEvoy Photography

Dover Beach, Barbados by Travel Photographer Rick McEvoy Photography

Tomorow the black and white version.

And when I get round to it, the version taken on my Canon 6D

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And here is my first picture of Santorini

This is the first edit of the first picture of Santorini.

Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography - travel photograper   

Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography - travel photograper

 

And this is the edit of the image above using Snapseed on my iPad Pro. I like this!

Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography

Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography

And here is the black and white version, again using Snapseed

Black and white travel photography in Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography

Black and white travel photography in Santorini by Rick McEvoy Photography

Here is my first picture taken in Santorini.

This is the fist image I took. It is a single image capture on my Canon 6D processed in Lightroom, cleaned up in Photoshop, with extra versions produced using Snapseed. 

Rick McEvoy Photography - Travel Photography in Santorini

How good is the Snapseed photo editing app for the iPhone and iPad?

 Snapseed. Well I need something to replace Nik Silver Efex Pro.

And I believe that some of the people at Snapseed were some of the people at Nik.

And Google owns both. 

The story goes that Google bought Nik for the brains behind the software, so they could produce Snapseed. 

And then Google let the Nik Collection go. 

Which is where I am now. 

Nik is to be no more at some point in the future, so I will lose Nik Silver Efex Pro. 

What to do next? 

Well I have Snapseed on my iPad Pro and on my iPhone.  And it is free.

So lets give it a go and find out.

If you want to know more about Snapseed then check out the Wikipedia page.  I just want to edit some photos.

Rick McEvoy MCIOB, LBIPP

Photographer - Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, London. Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire

How many versions of one image are enough? Lots I say – why not play around with an image and see what you come up with?

Why not indeed?

My image of the week for this week was this picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni in Pisa. A magnificent structure.

Picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer

Picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer

You know, the one that I came across when I was looking for something else.

That is the benefit of not having the perfect Lightroom Catalogue – there are always surprises in there. Seriously I wish my Lightroom Catalogue was more organised but it isn’t.

Going back to this image. Here is a different version of the image where I have increased the exposure by 2 stops.

Well why not? I fancied a break from the intense stuff I am working on at the moment.

Brighter version of the picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa

Brighter version of the picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa

Don’t tell anyone but I enjoy editing architectural photography images. Even more so when it is just experimenting, playing around in Photoshop and Lightroom.

When I am trying to collate a set of 12 images for my architectural photographer page that is fine, but has deadlines attached so is not as much fun.

Time to play with my photos is fun to me.

The original edit was quite dark, with deep rich colours. Next In this post is a black and white version using Snapseed (which I am using until I find a replacement for Nik Silver Efex Pro).

Black and white picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa

Black and white picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa

And then I did an alternative edit. I was looking at the first edit and thought about going completely the other way.

I made a virtual copy in Lightroom then I played around, adding some Dehaze, Clarity and increasing the exposure. Finally I upped the whites and went to the left with the blacks slider to give something completely different.

And then I went for a crop of the original image – a tight square crop. And this is my favourite version of this image.

Crop of the Picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer 

Crop of the Picture of the Battistero di San Giovanni In Pisa by Rick McEvoy Architectural Photographer 

Next was a black and white version of the last image.

Black and white architectural photography by Rick McEvoy

Black and white architectural photography by Rick McEvoy

A quick word about Snapseed. I quite like it. I open an image in it, scroll down to the black and white filter, select that, then choose between Neutral, Contrast, Bright, Dark, Film and Darken Sky options. Sure you can do more but that is enough for me., and has given me some pretty good results.

Back to the image. And the point of this post.

Experiment. 

Try new things. 

Enjoy yourself. 

I will no doubt produce some other variants on this image over the coming week, but this is food for thought for now?

Rick McEvoy MCIOB, LBIPP

Architectural photographer 

Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, London. Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire