From last week’s post:
So, Robyn at Captivate Me has this challenge. The first Sunday of each month starts it anew. You take one of your own photos and, each week, process it differently so that on the fourth week you end up with four different versions. Take a look at all the submissions and join in! Sometimes it’s fun, sometime’s it’s not. Just like life!
The above image was shot at Lake Las Vegas, a luxurious destination that only lasted about 5 years until the banking debacle and subsequent real estate crash. Now the place is pretty much deserted. The casino and most shops have closed down. This hotel has somehow remained open but is under new ownership.
So, last week Torrie of A.PROMPTreply commented “….was just thinking about this pic and relooked at it……am thinking lights…you need to get some lights in those windows, etc. Yes, this could be a new direction….” Then, our hostess Robyn, suggested “you need some ducks ;)”
Well, Robyn, I couldn’t figure out how to add ducks with Lightroom.. And my experiment with adding lights in each window was – if not a complete failure, then at least a partial one. But I do like how it turned out. I kept the framing straight out of camera, kept the original sky, then darken, lightened, adjusted, added highlights with a radial filter, and played with a vignette. And, voila!
This week’s transformation:
Please feel free to click on the image above for a larger, more detailed, version.
And please revisit Robyn’s Captivate Me to view this week’s variations of last week’s images!