Last week I wanted to create a night effect, but the results, at least from my point of view were not entirely satisfactory. The original view of the river is very greenish and I wasn’t able to get rid of that green, in fact as one viewer stated correctly, the river looked a bit toxic (which I’m afraid it probably is.) Another reader suggested working on the water with Lightroom, a program I’ve never used before, to work on that selected area.
I do have a copy of Photoshop on my computer from my son’s school days, so I tried to work on the selected area with that program. Unfortunately I missed a passage and the whole photograph came out like this:
I went back to Picasa 3 with the results … and started playing with the filters … softening, sharpening, then softening again then adding a second border and finally I decided to try sepia and see what came up:
An interesting effect but not what I wanted so, I sharpened again and then cropped the borders, tuned towards cool (blue) sharpened, hit Ortonish, softened, added some fill lights, re-tuned again towards cool and added some shadows and then I added a new border this is the result which I named Charon’s Boat, this week’s process 3:
Charon rows along the Styx
– eternal night
Linked to The One Four Challenge
This week I’m working for a night effect ..
December full moon
reflections on the river
– lost in memories
Please follow the link for the One Four Challenge: Week 2 so that you can see the instructions and other great photo processes!
on this silent path –
walking among the green pines
soft snowflakes fall
(c) G.s.k. ’14
Linked to One Word Photo Challenge
Today I begin a new series of processing a photo … and posting each week the results of the photographic experiment. This is a photograph that I took at Padova (Padua in English) one of the most famous University cities of the world …
Here’s the original … just out of the river, awaiting repairs perhaps …
I took the original and processed it with Pixlr, sharpening the focus and intensifying the colors then I decided to grunge it up a bit, I’m not very familiar with this app so I saved the results and then worked a little on the results with Picasa 3 … this is my “antiqued” result:
Looking at the results I think I can see a story hidden here …
Have a great week! Ciao Bastet.
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Other participants so far are:
ONE FOUR CHALLENGE – December14-WK-1 | WoollyMuses
One Four Challenge- December wk 1 | The Shady Tree
One Four Challenge – December Week 1 | sv-takeiteasy
Week One. One Four Photo Challenge. (December) | Michelle Lunato Photography
Monarch of the Hills (Haiku – Photo Edit) | Blog It or Lose It!
This photograph is the big brother of another I took not long ago for a haiku I wrote (HERE) entitled Old Orchid Blossoms. I took the photograph then processed it creating a black and white photo with just one dab of color, symbolizing the vitality that can be found even in an old orchid that’s withering away.
Linked to: Daily Post – Minimalist Photo Challenge
Today I’m taking a photograph that I entered yesterday for week one of the One Four Challenge to another stage of the editing …
I’ve cropped the original photograph here … then shadowed it a little more, “warmified” the photo adding the soft golden tones used to accent skin-tone -, used a HDR app and then softened the photo… I was looking for a brooding image, something that I could use for example in a poem about dawn or maybe about a storm coming on … then to complete the photo I added a drop shadow “frame”.
Here are the original and the first process:
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she dreams in autumn
remembering candied fruit
shadow of childhood
(c) G.s.k. ’14
Linked to Ronovan Writes – Wordless Haiku – prompt: candy and fruit.
All the photos are mine except: Candied Fruit – La Boquería – found at Wikipedia
For today’s haiga a walk into fantasy:
embroidered by the lady
on a tapestry