Month 2 for the One Four Challenge which you can read about it, and join it here. This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
I had a hard time deciding which photo I should work with, but decided I should do something totally different from November…which involved a simple photo of a leaf and a few twigs. So for December I am going to play with a photo I took a few years ago…the Chicago Skyline. The original photo is here:
The first processing for Week 1 was 2-step. First to crop the photo so that the horizon is not mid-photo and I thought I might as well do the crop so that the photo becomes panoramic-like. Much better composition I think- by almost following the rule of thirds!! Second step: the sky is really washed out…so I added a Lightroom HDR preset(from Stuck in Customs) to add a bit of colour and brighten everything up.
So below is the panoramic-cropped and HDR blued and brightened photo:
So that is my processing for week 1. Amazing how the cropping completely changes the photo…..
Check back in the weeks to come for further processing(a great excuse to play with the apps!!).
Linking to One Four Challenge week 4 December here.