Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing has a challenge that occurs the first Friday of each month. It is called One Photo Focus wherein any one who wants to join in has to work on the same photo as everyone else and see what they come up with. This month the image was submitted by Helen Chen of HHC Blog. When I first saw it I thought Darn! Another one I can’t add clouds to. So, what the heck am I going to do? I imported to Lightroom and did the usual, adjusted highlights and shadows, blacks and whites. What a difference that made. But it was not very dramatic and that’s what I was hoping to add. That and a bit of earthiness. It will be great to see what everyone else has done. But for me, adjusting the white balance and making the image darker was just the drama I needed. I also added a light leak preset, then toned it down and finally added a gradient filter on the upper third to darken and enclose the image. Oh yeah, and a slight crop!
Thanks Helen, for a great image. Hope I didn’t ruin it for you!
So please check out the other versions of the same shot at Stacy Fischer’s Visual Venturing.