Bicycle, Bicycle

This post has photographs from a guest photographer. Our guest, Alma, spent this last Sunday participating in a century ride in Hawaii. For those of you who do not know what a century ride is, here is the Wikipedia definition: “A century ride is a bicycle ride of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a cycling club-sponsored event.” Seems like a lot of trouble to go through for a few nice pictures, but to each his (or her) own.

Annual Honolulu Century Ride

Guest Photographer, Alma, with friend.

Rainbow from Annual Honolulu Century Ride

Guest photographer, Alma, takes a picture of a rainbow.

I cannot speak to how the pictures were taken. Probably on Alma’s iPhone. Here is what I did in post production.

  • I took both photos into Lab Color to increase saturation
  • While in Lab Color, I also increased contrast a little in the L channel using curves
  • On the portrait, I used a Gaussian blur on the color layers to reduce grain
  • I converted both images back to RGB
  • on the portrait, I created a layer mask and used curves separately on the background and foreground

And the post’s song is by Queen, just so you know.

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