It is time for One Photo Focus (make sure you click on the link to see how everyone edited this photo). I adore this challenge for a couple of fun reasons, especially this month.
- Everyone edits the same photo and we get to see how everyone see’s the same thing in a different way. It helps me grow as a photographer and someone who edits photographs.
- This month everyone is editing one of my photos. Nancy over at Living the Seasons Blog is the person who suggested that I enter this photo to be edited. And as most of you know, you all voted for this the photo of mine you wanted to edit and this one one.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this photo.
Here is my original photo is on the upper right of this post. When I took this photo I just thought it would be cool for my Odd Ball Challenge. The tree making a little arbor over the walkway to the house I thought was unique. So I really didn’t have anything super fancy in mind regarding editing it.
The photo below was how I edited it for my odd ball challenge, so this is technically my 1st edit on it. I tend to like photos that are realistic and close to the original. It’s just my taste for the most part. I brightened it and sharpened it a little bit. But nothing more. I really couldn’t think of anything else to do with it. I wanted to highlight the green ivy and tree so I brightened that area up a bit and sharpened it.
Any how since you all decided you wanted to edit this photo, I had to put my thinking cap on. I’m not an expert in Photoshop even though I have it. I do know Bridge and Camera Raw very well. I decided I wanted to add more color to this photo. I felt it needed a punch of something. I know red is the brightest contrast to green, but I didn’t want to use red. I felt it would look to Christmassy. Then I thought I have always like blue and green together. So I chose to use some bluish-greens to add a little color to this photo. I also turned the roof brown and did a little cropping as well. I hope you like what I did with this photo. The editing was all done in Camera Raw.
I know it still won’t be as creative as your Photoshop and Nik Software users, but I had a lot of fun playing with my own photo. I hope you did as well.
Thanks Stacy for this opportunity to learn some more and have a lot of fun in the process.
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