I will never forget the day I did this session. It was magic. The way the light was hitting the water...the entire feeling, just had me swooning.
I remember the drive home and I called my husband nearly freaking out. No kidding. I couldn't wait to get home to edit these. I knew I wanted to make the colors really vibrant and exciting.
During this session I was actually in the water with this lovely couple. Scary as all heck hoping that I didn't slip on a rock and destroy my equipment...but I didn't and the end result was fantastic! YAY!
Alright, let's get editing.
Open your image. DUN DUN DUN!
I know I know...my image is underexposed. But I have perfectly good reason it was 3 minutes till sunset and we were completely hidden in this river....and the only light was that in the background being reflected on the water. And well....I'm not a flash girl.
Anyway back to the edit.
You guessed it. Duplicate your background layer, change your blending mode to screen. Add a black layer mask and then while using a white brush paint where you want the light to go. For me it's on my subjects.
Then I ran Romantic Waters action. This action was created for this edit.
Open the action and if needed paint off the red pop and color pop from the subjects. I then added a layer mask to the pop layer and also painted that off the subjects.
Do this with a black brush.
Next I ran L.A. from The World of Wishes II action set. I decreased the overall opacity of the action to 50%
I next ran Sprout from Wish Springtime.
I opened the layers and turned off the layers Matte, haze and the second cool layer/
Next I ran the Sky's the Limit action from Matte Romance Wishes. I lowered the opacity to 50%
And there you have it!!! A vibrant image!!! Wowza look at those colors!!!!
I hope you enjoyed this edit.
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