Georgianne Giese  

Harris Beach OR by Georgianne Giese

July 2024 - Harris Beach OR

July 2024 - Georgianne Giese


About the Image(s)

This beach is in the southern coastal region of Oregon. The only day that we could drive there, it just happened to be cold and overcast! Nevertheless, it was a lovely experience to photograph one of Oregon’s many picturesque beaches. I wanted the finished product to capture the dreariness of the day, as I perceived it.

My post processing was the following:

1. Straighten the image

2. Used Topaz Denoise AI to clean up the noise in the picture.

3. Applied a NIK Color Efex Pro , using Darken/Lighten Center and Pro Contrast presets.

4. Using masks, I replaced the sky and then lightened it with an adjustment mask.

5. Used NIK 6 Color Efex again, to desaturate and darken the image.

6. Used Topaz B&W layer, in reduced capacity, using Hand Tinted Chiffon preset.

7. Finally, I added a layer mask to the Topaz layer. On that, I painted 20% black over the foreground of the image, in order to bring back a bit more color and add dimensionality to the image.

2 comments posted

Denise McKay   Denise McKay
This looks like a beautiful place to visit Georgianne. Your edits definitely brought life to a rather dull day. I really like what you did to the clouds because it still helps tell the story of an overcast, possibly cool day.

I also like the composition and how you captured the big rock out in the water with a good balance of separation from the mound of rocks on the left. One tiny thing I did notice was it looks like the corner of a structure or something, is jutting into the frame from the left. Almost the middle of the photo and is light blue. I think that should be taken out. Otherwise, This is a lovely scene to look at.   Posted: 07/06/2024 15:43:33
Georgianne Giese   Georgianne Giese
Thanks Denise. I had noticed that white patch and intended to fix it, but forgot to do so! Thanks for your critique.   Posted: 07/06/2024 17:39:00


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