This month the photo has been supplied by Katie Prior from Drawing with Light (thanks Katie).
Initially I wasn’t sure what to do…. I adjusted my usuals (being clarity, vibrance and saturation in Lightroom) tweaking it until I was happy with the clarity and colour.
I then decided (just to be different) to flip the photo to the other side (using the Photo tab and going down to flip horizontal in LR). I liked this side better, for no particular reason, other than being left handed I decided. One could argue that they led your eye into the shot but I liked that the rock path did that for me.Then I did a small crop.
I liked the fact that there were people on the rocks but felt the two closest distracted me from the landscape behind, as there is actually a nice green area, so I spot corrected them out (sorry people) using Cnt Q. One could argue that they lead your eye into the shot but I liked that the rock path did that for me.
I then used adjustment brush to colour up the landscape, beyond the rocks, a little more with clarity and vibrance to bring out the green pastures slightly and to define the horizon more strongly.
I also used another adjustment brush to darken the lovely stonework to give it a richer colour and texture by
fiddling with vibrance and also the exposure slider.
I used a radial filter (Cnt M) to darken the sky which gave it a more ominous feel like a storm was about to settle in.
A little vibrance and tweak of the saturation bar on the water and I was done. Lastly I did a light vignette of the whole photo.
For a few different versions on this lovely photo from Katie, please go to the link below to Stacy Fischers website – Visual Venturing – who runs this fun challenge: