Our June One Four Challenge continues. Hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me, this exciting photo processing project involves us working on an image of our choice and producing four different interpretations in four weeks. The range of images are varied again this month.
Mine is an image taken of a sunset over the Gippsland Lakes in late May.
Week 2 process : Golden light
My objective this week is to recreate what we saw at the height of the sunset: a warm glow, with lovely orange tones from the setting sun reflected in the waters of Lake Victoria.
To do this I adjusted the original image, by raising the exposure, contrast and temperature, tweaking the highlights and shadows slightly, then increasing the clarity, vibrance and a little saturation till I felt it was a fair representation of what we witnessed. I added a graduated filter at the top to bring out the golden glow of the reflected sunlight in the clouds.
Here is the result:
As a reminder, here is the progression to date, including the original image: