I’m a little late to the party this week, sorry. I was finally able to eek out one more version of this image today from my failing laptop. My new, robust desktop arrives in a couple of days. My goal is to get it up and running in time for week 4.
This week I wanted to concentrate on the leading lines and contrast of this image. Mainly focusing on the railroad tracks and the interesting shapes within them.
- I went back to the original image in LR and played with the crop until I felt like it had something to say.
- I knew I wanted this version to go Black and White, and I settled on a free preset called ” Sunny Haze”. I liked how it softened the pavement smoothing out the image and bringing forward those unique lines and shapes within the tracks and street.
- I used the tonal curve feature to slightly enhance the effect, mostly focusing on the shadows and highlights.
- There is interesting writing in the pavement in the middle left third of the image that I wanted to enhance as well. So I used the radial filter feature in LR to bring out its details and contrast a bit more.
Please be sure to check out Robyn’s latest version HERE and find out all the details about this incredible challenge she brings together each month. You can find other participants work there too, in the comments or use your tag search with the tag “One Four Challenge”.
Here are all of my versions thus far. Any feedback or suggestions are always encouraged. Hope to see you next week.