Never Mess With Fireworks Unless…
It’s safe. Is there such a thing? I hear you ask!
It’s been a few weeks and while I have missed taking part in ‘My Sunday Photo’, I have enjoyed a few weeks of a go-slow on the blog. So much so that I may just go into a rambling overdrive and we aren’t talking up in the mountains!
Last week Zakynthos celebrated its local Saints day (St. Dennis) and just like every year since getting my big girls camera I like to head into town to enjoy the impressive firework display and try and capture some photos. We know the perfect place to stand where there aren’t too many people, but with a good view of the display.
The display went on for over ten minutes and I left there with an SD card bulging with images, many of which will be binned.
Selecting My Photo
Now that was a task and a half, I can tell you! A stand alone photo of a firework just seems a little lacking. Last year I did combine a series of firework photos in order to try and share what we saw. This year I thought I would try something a little different.
After years of using reasonably simple photo editing sites, I thought I’d give one of the more complex ones a go and decided to trial Photoshop Elements 15. As with anything new, there is so much to learn, but I do feel confident that I will get the hang of it.
My Sunday Photo is my first attempt at layering images. I selected a series of firework photos and layered them up in order to try and get an image closer to what we saw. The image is far from perfect, but with the help of a YouTube tutorial, it wasn’t as tricky as I had expected. Although it still took me over two hours to create!
So again I advise you never to mess with fireworks unless it’s in editing software!
My Sunday Photo
The firework display is the highlight of the St. Dennis celebrations for me.
Have you experience of working with Photoshop Elements?
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