Light Saber!

For this week’s photo rehab entry, I thought I will play with my saber and some lights 🙂
I got these stones from Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach, and the small saber/sword, whatever that is called, I got it in a restaurant (don’t remember which one) and is precisely the size of my index finger.

(Taken with my phone)
For the final image (taken with my Canon 60D), I planted the saber among the stones, lit up a candle for the background light and shot it and added a little effect in DPP.

Inspiration: The scene from the movie Minions (which we watched on Saturday) where in the minion Bob crashes into the mythical ‘Sword in the Stone’ and pulls the sword to defend himself 🙂
What do you think?

Red moon effect

This image is one of my favorites taken in Goa, of the St Augustine ruins. I liked how the tree formed a natural frame for that ruined building.
I haven’t done much on editing an image for quite some time (haven’t done much of anything for sometime now) so I thought, why not do this as part of my submission to the PhotoRehab participation. So I took the above image, added some tint and focus change using good ol’ Picasa to get a Red Moon effect to make it more eerie. Was I successful?