We are on week 3 for our challenge this month. I decided to crop my image this week and bring the focus of the image towards the sunny day and craftsmanship of the Chateau. If you are interested in seeing all the other participants in this challenge, then click HERE. Robyn from Captivate Me hosts this challenge and you will find all the details there too.My first step was to look at this image and find a focal point I wanted to enhance. The first two weeks I just worked on the “old time” feel of the image. This week I decided to strip away the trees and shadows and focus on the building itself. So, I cropped above the foreground brush and inside of the trees to the right of the original image. I found a point where I thought the roof-line told a story within the image and then brought it into Fotosketcher to play.
I used the image from week 1 to edit with. I liked the sky color better than the original. My son and I played with the program, he would call out an artistic type, I would select it and then we would play with the sliders until we liked the effect. Our favorite for this image was oil pastel. I merged the oil pastel with the original image to get this final effect. I like the soft yet detailed look of the combination image.
As always, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s edits this week. Please feel free to comment with feedback, it is always nice to hear from you. If you are looking for more information on this Chateau and where it is located, you can find that HERE.