Well this is my first foray into Robyn’s wonderful challenge asking us to select one of our photos and process it four different ways and show our results each week.
My problem is I can only think of three ways without tearing my hair out, but I guess therein lies the challenge and hopefully I will get ideas and learn something from this experience, at least I will have fun trying.
I couldn’t find anything new to start off this challenge so dug into my archives, thinking a flower might be an easier pathway (please tell me what it is if you know!!) that I snapped at the Singapore “Gardens by the Bay”. I really like this flower. Unfortunately its a .jpg and my skills at the time were not as they are now and a bit blurry on closer inspection BUT here we go, no excuses.
From the original photo I post processed this in Lightroom 5. Firstly I pushed the exposure up a tad whilst also pushing up contrast. I pushed shadows and blacks down a bit to darken the background for less distraction.
As always in my photos I boost clarity up a bit then vibrancy and saturation just a tad trying to remember that what it looks like on my screen may be different to the outcome in printing or on someone else’s computer screen. The colour can vary quite a bit.
After this I always push up luminance to get rid of noise or speckles in the photo and adjust sharpness just a bit because of that.
So that is Week 1 of the One Four Challenge.
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