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One Four Challenge – Feb Week 1

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It is time for Robyn’s One Four Challenge for February Week 1.

For this series I picked a photo I took of the Willamette Falls in Oregon City, Oregon.  My the original photo is shown on the right.  I chose this particular photo because I thought I could play around with the color of the water and clouds.  Knowing me I will play around with cropping this photo during the next four weeks.

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Week 1 Version

As side from some standard edits, I added a couple of gradient layers.  From the top of the photo down I added an orange layer which warmed up the clouds and made it look more like the sun setting or rising.  From the bottom up I added a yellow layer which gave the Willamette River a lighter tint of the sky.  Just think in this version I didn’t crop it.

I hope you like what I did for this photo.

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Qi (energy) hugs,

Cee

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  1. I do like the color hue changes, they make the sky more interesting and bring out a power to the water that is very appealing. Lots to work with for the weeks ahead, looking forward to following your process.

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  2. Ive seen the sky do this at sunset many times 🙂 It looks like the river is in flood perhaps? I wasn’t sure if the horizon was straight because its hard to tell with the line of the trees with water behind it, sure is a lot of water!

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  3. Nice choice for an image this month! This first edit does change the feeling of the photo quite a bit; I can get a sense of being there in the evening hours as the sun sets. Good job. 🙂

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  4. A great way to salvage images with flat lighting. I will be looking forward to what you do next.

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      • Same here. I keep getting comments asking if I know what I want an image to look like when I first take it. I guess there are people out there who can do that!

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