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 am working with a photo I took of the Chicago skyline; I cropped it to panoramic format and intensified the blues in Week 1.
Again, the processing for Week 2 was 2-step.
First, I took the suggestion of a comment made on Week 1 by “Lens Addiction” and removed the perspective distortions. For this step I used the app SKRWT. This app is amazing…I had never used it before, but it took me only a few seconds to do the corrections! I used the original photo for this step(thanks “Snow Fissures and Fractures“) and re-cropped it to panoramic. The buildings do look straighter now, but to me, this also took away a bit of character.
The second step was using Lightroom where I added a develop preset(by Stuck in Customs). The preset I used for this week is called “On Recreational Drugs” and as the name of the preset suggests, the colours are intense. Maybe a bit too intense and HDRish, but there is always next week to tone things down:
For comparison here is Week 1:
And the original:
Linking to One Four Challenge week 4 December here.