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It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I "listen" to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs.

~John Sexton~

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Original photo

This photo is straight out of the camera. It was an overcast day in May. I love Autumn so I wanted to create light where there was none.

  • May 2nd, 2012

Illumination

First I applied NIK COLOR EFEX PRO filters; Indian Summer and Glamour Glow to transform the foliage to Autumn. I then darkened the image and made many tweaks and layers... lightening the background and created the light beams with Obsidian Dawn brushes. I hope you like the result!

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AlidaJorissen
Alida Jorissen  over 3 years ago

the result is great! thank you for sharing

CarynSeifer
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Caryn Seifer  almost 4 years ago

Love the end result and also NIK. Have you tired Topaz Restyle yet?

Reg_Faulkner
Reg Faulkner  almost 5 years ago

stunning transformation! beautifully done!

AlexanderTietz
Alexander Tietz  about 5 years ago

Beautiful transition!

jjenney
Jessica Jenney  about 5 years ago

Thanks, Alexander!