Robyn G from Captivate Me hosts a monthly feature called One Four Challenge, one image processed four different ways. Each week of the month the participants post a different version of their image and at the end create a poll to see which image was the most popular.
Onto week three! Thank you for your feedback and comments. Ben from Aperture64 suggested that I used the graduated adjustment tool to cool down the sky and make it darker. I tried it, but I couldn’t get it to work, I think I was doing it right, but the sky became very stripey and the highlights in the clouds were lost and I couldn’t bring them back. Instead, I used one of the techniques from his Digital Darkroom series about split toning. I have only used this before with monochrome images, but clearly they have a place in colour work too. My aim was to make the image look like it had been taken at sunrise. I toned the highlights a red/pink colour and balanced it by toning the shadows blue. I have changed the crop on the picture too as the large rock on the left was cropped out of the first two edits, but by bringing it back in, I think it has helped balance the image as the pseudo pink sunlight reflects off it.
Here is the finished week three edit.
What do you think, can I pretend that I got up really early to capture this shot?
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Comments and feedback welcome.
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