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.
For week 3 I wanted to try brightening the photo and remove shadow. I tried PSE and PS but the results were pretty washed out looking and went back to my iPad. I tried various filter effects in iColorama, and I liked a sepia effect in screen blend mode although it didn’t look like sepia at all to me! I realized that I really was trying to make the photo into a watercolour so I transferred the “sepia” version to my computer and used Topaz Impressions. The effect I liked best was Degas Dancers BUT the overblown highlights in the water from the sunset on the right was just too much…so I was ruthless and cropped it out! And I know that the Degas Dancers would be an oil painting, not a watercolour…but I liked it better than the watercolour effect I thought I was trying to achieve! Got to be flexible, right??
So this is week 3: Cropped Degas Dancers
Now I have a soft, bright and painterly though slightly blurry “photo”.
Linking to One Four Challenge week 3 June here.