It is the first Friday of he month and that means it is time for ABFriday’s One Photo Focus. That is where everyone who participates and edits the same photo. Each month there is a new photo from one of our regular participants. This week the photo was taken by Loré Dombaj of Snow’s Fissures and Fractures. Here is Loré’s photo that we are all suppose to edit or enhance.
I really like taking part in this challenge, because I get to edit someone’s photo. I get to take a glimpse into the world of how someone else sees. Then I get to create something that I can see. It is a unique and fun experience.
Here is my analysis of Loré’s photo. I really like it the photo. With all the marble top round tables surrounding the statue it makes a very distinct geometric photo. I did not care for the road in the background is to messy. Although taking photos are stores and shops, this is a common occurrence to get stuff (noise) in the photo that you don’t want. I like that Loré left it in because it allowed me to pick where I want to crop the photo without cropping out things that I wanted in the photo.
Here are a few of the steps I took to achieve my results. I hope you like what I did with this photo.
- Cropped photo to get rid of most of the road and yet leave enough of the round tables to give the illusion of them being round.
- Instead of a 4×6 (photo standard) sized photo I used a square. It plays with the geometric shapes.
- I unsaturated the background noise: remaining street and bushes and trees in the background.
- Then I added a desaturated blue (making it more gray) on the table tops. I wanted a contrast to the statue.
- Then I added a reddish-orange layer over the statue to pull out a different but still acceptable coloring. It also blended in with the plants that were planted on the top.
- Added a little yellow layer to the plants to have it appear as if the sun was shining just a little brighter on the plants.
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