“The Beauty of the Earth” Photographer Week Magazine Photo Contest

Last week I joined the photography game #gurushots and entered a contest to have one of my photos published in #photographerweekmagazine. Which of the four pictures that I submitted do you think is the best depiction of the #beautyoftheearth?

My personal favorite 📸 is B. I love the clarity captured and the almost hidden minute sense of moment with the two people swimming in the surf. 🔥🔥!!!

Which is your favorite🥇?

A.

“Local On A Road Less Traveled” © 2017📸: Nikon Coolpix B500, ISO 125, 4mm, f/3.0, 1/500 sec, handheld, edited in Lightroom CC using @photoserge tutorial.

Location: Southern Tahiti, somewhere near Papara, in French Polynesia

B.

“The Two Hidden Swimmers” © 2017

📸: Nikon Coolpix B500, ISO 125, 4mm, f/3.0, 1/640 sec, handheld
📐 Edited in Adobe Lightroom CC
Location: Tahiti, French Polynesia

C.

“Bora Bora Silhouette” – © 2017

📸: LG G6, ISO 50, 2.01mm, f/2.4, 1/1000 sec, handheld, edited in #LightroomCC
Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

D.

“Purple Dawn Over Surf City” © 2018

📸: LG G6
2.01mm | Iso 200 | f/2.4 | 1/25 sec
📐 Edited in Adobe Lightroom CC
Location: Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington, Beach, California, USA

The Photograph Only Begins at the Snap

Here is my first finished product from my modern day darkroom:

Local on a Road Less Traveled
“Local on a Road Less Traveled”

What I have come to understand is that what makes a great photograph only begins when we snap the shutter on our cameras. The real magic used to take place in dark rooms where artists worked their magic manipulating negatives before they developed their works. Nowadays, in the digital era folks flock to Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom to produce modern works of photographic art. So I entered in the post-production era of my photography with the assistance of a course that I purchased back in 2017 from Serge Ramelli and decided to finally put it to use.

I choose a photo that I thought had a lot of potential from a private tour back in 2017 around the southern portion on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia. This particular photo was taken around sunset as we pulled over by the side of the road to take in the beauty.

📸:Nikon Coolpix B500, ISO 125, 4mm, f/3.0, 1/500 sec, handheld, edited in Lightroom CC.
Location: Southern Tahiti, somewhere near Papara, in French PolynesiaPhotoGrid_1554873236485-picsay

After following the step-by-step tutorial where Serge showed me how to clean up all the elements you see above I am excited to dive into my deep catalog of photographs and start applying and fine tuning my newly acquired Adobe Lightroom skills.

Who have you found to be exceptional resources for editing your photographs? Share in the comments below.