The “power”…

I posted this a few minutes ago, but I’m pulling it back, because I decided it’s Skywatch Friday-worthy. πŸ™‚

Actually, I’ve been meaning to do Skywatch Friday for awhile, and I decided to strike while the iron was hot.


I got started with this tonight, because I wanted to remove the power lines in the original, which is here.

I’m glad I figured out something decent… because the original file is gone. I forgot to make a copy of it when I started cloning. OOPS!

This is the first time I’ve done any heavy-duty cloning. I’m pleased with the results. πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “The “power”…

  1. our family story

    i never knew you could clone photos. but you did such a great job.

    amazingly stunning photo.

    our family story’s last blog post..skywatch friday 1

    Greetings! Some computer programs (I used PhotoShop) allow you to take stuff out of photos using a process called cloning. Basically, you have to “pick up” something close to it and then copy it onto what you want to cover. In this case, I had to “pick up” colors all along the power lines and then “drop” it onto the line. Because the sky was a LOT of different colors, it wasn’t easy. (I had an easier time with it than with some of the simple/small things I’ve cloned.) I guess, as with anything, practice makes perfect. And I have a LOT of practice to do yet!

  2. June

    Aren’t those wires and things darned nuisances! You did a great job cloning them out…and no, I don’t think that’s cheating. I think that’s just part of the art!

    June’s last blog post..A Day In The Life

    June, slowly but surely I’m starting to “deal” with the fact that sometimes a person just has to “fiddle” with a photo. Thanks for the encouragement! πŸ™‚

  3. frogpondsrock

    You know, I liked the first shot so much that I really didn’t notice the power lines until you mentioned them to me..

    Now you have made a stunning shot look spectacular..

    How did you remove the power lines?

    cheers Kim

    frogpondsrock’s last blog post..Mystery Object????

    Kim, thank you! Your not having noticed the power lines goes to the “You’re your own worst critic” theory, doesn’t it?

    This site (
    photoshop-tutorial_clone-stamp-tool.html) has a tutorial on cloning using PhotoShop. I am certainly NO expert, but it’s fun to play.

  4. Julie

    This is a knock-yer-socks-off photograph. The silhouette is quite wonderful. I agree with Sandy: it fills me with peace and with hope.

    That’s so nice of you to say, Julie. Thanks!

  5. Shannon

    What a stunning photo. No need to reply back.
    Yes, blogging is a big responsibility, I will understand if you don’t do the meme.

    Thanks, Shannon. I’ll do the meme. πŸ™‚ I may modify it a bit, though. Some of the questions I’ve never talked about before, so those will be particularly fun.

  6. storyteller

    Congrats on getting yourself back to Curves! I need to get myself back to my gym one of these days too. I love this beautiful photo and it’s definitely Sky Watch worthy!!! I wanted to remove the wires from MY Sky Watch sunset photos too, but just ran out of time. You did a great job. Maybe NEXT time I’ll plan ahead enough to do it right (or not)???
    Hugs and blessings,

    storyteller’s last blog post..SkyWatch #4 & HF#58 – Sunsets …

  7. jeanne

    I love the way the sun is just peeking from behind the church. Very striking and powerful shot. Newbie to SWF and just love finding more beautiful photography.

    jeanne’s last blog post..Sky Watch Friday

    This is my first SWF. It is fun. πŸ™‚


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