I am not sure why I am at all surprised, I thought this image would be a nice, easy first month back from the break. But, as I have learned with this challenge, it is a true challenge each week I take part. I am not complaining, just noticing how much this challenge really pushes me. I like that.
I thought I would go with a color image this week but finding the right tones is proving challenging. So, I am continuing to work on that edition for another week and decided to focus this week on a FotoSketcher effect. I used the watercolor effect with the photograph from last week.
There are a number of qualities of this effect that I appreciate. The details of the trees in the background, the details remaining of the rock in the foreground shadow and most importantly the sky. Oh and I can’t forget the water, it looks like there is motion to the water, which I enjoy too.
As for my exact steps, that is hard to know because I was tinkering a lot within FotoSketcher. My process with that program is to test out many different effects changing the settings here and there as I go. I save a number of the ones I think I might like and then look them over in greater detail after I feel like I have enough to choose from. It is a bit of a clunky process but works for me.
For those of you who are not familiar with this challenge, here are some details. Robyn from Captivate Me, hosts this challenge each week. It is a monthly challenge, where you chose one image and create 4 different edits over the course of 4 weeks. You tag your post, One Four Challenge, and can find other participants through your tag search or on Robyn’s post for the week, HERE.
I would enjoy hearing your feedback and ideas, Happy Mother’s Day! I wrote a Mother’s Day poem and posted it on Friday, if you didn’t get a chance to read it…here it is.