31 January 2010

Castle on a Cloud--Places I love

I haven't had a lot of time to work on my photography/editing skills lately, but this week's challenge at I {heart} faces, got me thinking about the gorgeous places I visited in Europe a few years ago. I think these were all taken with my point and shoot, and as you can see from the smaller pictures, that didn't dampen the beauty around me. I'm just not sure they captured the other-worldly feeling I had there. Europe did not disappoint my expectations. So many times, I felt like I was in a scene from a fairytale, so to better capture my feelings about the places I visited, I have done some editing and added a bit of texture to the photos. I am thinking about doing a series to hang on the wall somewhere. What do you think?

Neuschwanstein Castle
It really was a castle on a cloud as we approached Neuschwanstein castle for our tour that morning. The original photo is below. I removed a few distractions from the foreground, played with the lighting, and added some textures above.
A different view of the castle. Not quite as artsy, but a little more texture for drama.
This cathedral was in Salzburg, Austria. The sky was glorious in the original, but the building was too dark. I lightened it up, and again added texture.


I loved Europe, and could probably find a dozen more pictures to work on, but for now, I'd love to hear your feedback on these!


McKay Family said...

Gorgeous! Someday I will get to explore Europe!

Freckles said...

So beautiful! I would love to go there!

Lena said...

Beautiful architecture and great shots!

Kerry said...

What an awesome castle!

SBSAKE Photography said...

Love it! I would love to see many of the places that many people love and have been too. This is definitely one place that would be great!

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