What Would You Do #200 by lsquared

What Would You Do #200

For the WWYD challenge. My edits to Sally Ings' (@salza0) starting image. WWYD explained here

Here's a summary of my edits, or What I Did:

1) Adjust levels
2) Rotate so that horizon is level (-0.40 degrees)
3) Crop to 16:9 panorama ratio, set horizon at lower dividing line
4) Resized to 1024 pixels wide (+2.9%)
5) Unsharp mask to crisp it up a bit after the resizing
6) Cloned out the white “pipe” thing in the sand on the left.
7) Adjusted white balance to remove overall blue cast (using white-caps as “true white”)
8) Convert to B&W, including some of the “secret sauce” adjustments.
9) Create second B&W conversion with different “secret sauce” and Orange Filter to improve contrast to skies / water
10) Blended the two B&W images to optimize each of the 3 regions (sky / water / beach)
11) Added a little bit of sepia tone to warm it up
12) Adjusted levels one last time

Ohhhh taking it to B & W is terrific.
January 9th, 2021  
Nice edit, Larry.
January 9th, 2021  
oh this is a great starting image!
January 9th, 2021  

It is a beautiful composition, love bw
January 9th, 2021  
Nice edits!
January 9th, 2021  
Nice edits
January 10th, 2021  
January 10th, 2021  
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