One Four Challenge for March Week 1: At The Forks

Back again for Month 5 of the One Four Challenge after missing month 4…though I almost forgot about it…March came up SO fast!!

I thought I would use a photo I pretty much dismissed as a total failure when I first looked at it. This was supposed to be a silhouette of some people walking along the frozen river at The Forks in Winnipeg. It is a silhouette…but it is way too dark, so much so that I thought it would be unusable:

original for blog

So for the first week I just wanted to prove to myself that it has potential.

I opened the file in Lightroom and did some basic editing…exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrance, sharpening etc. And I now have a photo…a bit overexposed but at least there is now some colour:

basic edits in lightroom week 1 for blog only

Hopefully I will be able to slowly improve this photo as the month progresses! It should give me practice in working with selective editing on different parts of the photo. I hope to use both desktop and iPad apps…

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18 thoughts on “One Four Challenge for March Week 1: At The Forks

  1. Once you try the ND Filter you won’t ever go back, it is a great tool worth figuring out. I really like the amount of color you brought back with the people, they look great. I am also looking forward to seeing you progress each week. Taking one part of your image for each week is a great way to go about this challenge, I need to take that to heart for next month I think. Great start!

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  2. Glad you are back for March Marsha!!
    This photo has lots of potential and even though I love the colour, I also love the darkness in the sky and ground with the light.
    Have fun with it – looking forward to the next 3 🙂

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  3. The picture is slightly under exposed because of the snow tricking the light meter, I wrote a bit about it on my post for this challenge as I am also using a snow scene. The quick version is that the snow is bright and the camera compensates by under exposing the picture to create a balanced exposure.
    You rescued this picture quite nicely, although I can’t see where I would take it next so I am interested in what your other version will be.

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  4. It’s definitely a vast improvement, may I suggest the nd filter over the sky for next time to capture that lovely cloud detail

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