January One Photo Focus!

January One Photo Focus is hosted by Stacy Fischer and the really awesome image to work with has been created and provided by Laura Macky Photography. A special “Thank you” goes to Stacy for my participation and Laura for creating / providing the image.

After image:

The name of my version is: The Moment it happened

Before image:

January One Photo Focus


Processing steps:

1.) Import into Lightroom CC for the development of the digital negative
2.) Use of Dfine 2 (NIK Collection) for minor noise reduction
3.) Open with Photoshop CC
4.) Convert to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2 (NIK Collection)
5.) Motion Blur – bottom part of the image + various masks and adjustments in PS
6.) Add new sky + various masks and adjustments in PS
7.) Add front water splash + various masks and adjustments in PS
8.) Create a stamp visible layer
9.) Add frame with Color Efex Pro 4 (NIK Collection)
10.) Final Dfine 2 for noise reduction created by development steps

I hope you like it!