The One Four Challenge for January is now into its second week. This is a fantastic photo processing project hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me whereby we work on editing an image in four different way over four weeks.
This week’s Process – Swirls
For this week’s processing I have been a little hesitant, wanting to restore some detail in the wings and beak of my spoonbills, without going back to a ‘purist’ photograph. I have to add that I am also short on time and power, since we are still sailing on our catamaran, which means I cannot always count on internet coverage in an anchorage and enough electricity production from the solar panels to do a lot of experimenting with my image! Excuses, excuses…
So this week’s offering is simple: I have taken the slightly edited version of the original with greater contrast and saturation, and put it through the “Tangled FX” app, using the Swirls effects. I have tweaked the colour boost and contrast again, and Voila!
I like the result: clear, crisp reeds in the background, texture in the foreground and greater detail in the wings and beaks.
Here are the two processes to date as well as the original, so you see the progression:
As usual, your comments are welcome. Let me know what you think, and be sure to check out other participants’ work through this link to the One Four Challenge tag.