The One Four Challenge(you can read about it, and join it here). This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
And I am late…again…
For June, I chose a photo I took recently….a picnic table by the river at sunset, with 2 people sitting at it. Both sat there for a while, each playing with their cell phones..then jumped onto their bikes and rode away! I am not sure they even noticed the sunset.
This is the original:
This week’s edit involved flipping back and forth between my computer and my iPad.
The first steps I took were to crop and auto enhance it and then I applied the Happiness formula from Stackables app. The photo looked nice on my iPad but when I transferred it to my computer it looked horrible(lots of greys and blues in the grass and trees). But not one to give up, I thought I would try to salvage the edit by layering the Happiness edit with the original photo. So back to the iPad and Superimpose app! I layered the Happiness edit over my original photo and used the darken blend mode at about 70% opacity. Back to my computer and I did a few final touch-ups in Photoshop Elements(saturation and hue). So the merged photo is week 1’s edit:
I am not completely happy with the green in the foreground or the heavy texture on the far right Not much that can be done about the latter since the photo was completely blown-out there(hmm…maybe a tighter crop would solve that issue!). But I do really like the muted colours and textures in the rest of the photo especially the leaves on the main tree.
Linking to One Four Challenge week 1 June here.