Monday, October 15, 2012

Mandarin Orange Monday

Today my focus is on Sunrises ... no sunsets because my house faces east and Sunrise is what I get.  I'm not complaining, mind you:)  These are all the same shot in the same direction only on different mornings ... Every morning is a new surprise ... I love it!

I used PSE to enhance this picture with brightness/contrast then increased the red and decreased the blue to bring out the orange.  Then I added pdpa Nitty Critty Texture at42%, the mask/brush tool to erase the texture out of the base to preserve the mist.

PSE enhance brightness/contrast then used accentuated edges filter.  There wasn't much more I could do with this one without losing it's own beauty.

PSE enhance brightness/contrast, hue/saturation then the dry brush filter.  I cropped this one to focus on the orange sunrise.

On this one I used two different pictures.  A moon light shining on the lake and a Sunrise.  I enhanced both of them,  used the Accentuated Edges filter on each of them then merged them.  This is the result ... I thought it was interesting :)
All for today ... I hope that you have a beautiful sunrise every day!


  1. Wow, such beautiful shots. What a view!!!!! To wake up to this every morning is a gift. I love your last image. Fabulous creativity. One would not guess that it is two different photos. Great job. You have a fabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Double WOW!! What a view you have. Your orange photos are very beautiful.

  3. I enjoyed both looking at your images and reading about your techniques. I like all of them - the first because it is very dramatic, the second - i love the way you outlined and emphasised the silhouette and left the rest soft. The next one i like the horizontal bands of orange making a pattern against the pattern of the tree branches. And the last one made me smile! Shimmering and light and lots of energy. hmm... i did get carried away a bit then....
    Thank you Andrea, for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  4. Sunrise is always special - but your really brought out its beauty in these shots. I loved the compilation at the bottom. Something about the colours and the refracted light reminded me of Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night.

  5. Beautiful - what a lovely view. I love sunsets & sunrises, although I see more of the former than the latter :)

  6. Beautiful captured..

    Visiting from MOM- hope you can stop by..

  7. These are lovely. Visiting late for MOM. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

  8. great captures, great rendering!