My eye kept wandering up to the upper right section of my original image where the image was out of focus but the blooms were plentiful. So, I thought I would try my hand at an impression art version this week.
At first I went to FotoSketcher, my go to tool for these sorts of ideas. I just didn’t find anything that felt quite right. I went to Lightroom, cropped in a place that I liked the tree branch flowing through the image and then proceeded to tinker.
I raised and lowered many of the usual settings but brought them further to their extremes than I usually do, the clarity is lowered significantly and I raised the exposure a lot to bring a freshness to the image. I like the pops of pink from the new buds and the shadows of green grounding the chaos of the image.
Here are my 3 versions including the original:
This challenge, if you are not familiar with it, is to edit one image four different ways over the course of a month. It is hosted quarterly by Robyn at Captivate me. You can find all the details, HERE as well as this week’s versions from all the participants.
I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this version and/or previous versions. They directly help me learn and grow as a photographer.