Arcata Community Forest, Arcata CA
Week 3, I have played and dabbled with this image and learned a lot in the process. I think I really like the additions, although maybe I went overboard. Not sure yet, what I will do for next week. There are possibilities of course. If you see something in this image that is popping out at you, I am all ears. I really am very new to reworking an image. I usually work on it, let it sit, work a bit more and then leave it…never to touch-up again.
This challenge is really letting me see how much farther you can take an image with some extra time and patience. I am enjoying watching this image progress.
- I started with the original image and added the yesteryear preset
- Then I played with the settings of the image, not sure all I did here, it was over a couple of different sessions. Mostly I lowered the saturation, blacks and shadows and warmed up the temperature of the image a bit too.
- I wanted to try the radial filter tool. So, I created a filter in the upper right-hand corner impacting about a third of the image. It brought some of the leaves and branches to the background of the image adding some depth and softness
- Finally, I wanted a bit more softness to the edges. So, I added the effect preset vignette 2. It is subtle but effective.
I didn’t have a clue where I was going with this image but I am happy I was able to pull it together. I think there is a warmth about it that reminds me of fall settling in. What are your thoughts, suggestions? I would appreciate hearing from you.
Please visit Robyn’s blog Captivate Me for all the links to this week 3’s posts. Check in the comments for all the links and see what Robyn is working on. Her little seed pod is transforming beautifully each week.