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:
27 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – June Week Two”
I think this might be my favorite so far. I like the reflection of the orange clouds in the water. Great job 🙂
Hi Kirsten – glad you like the golden light on this one… The colours were changing as time went by- thank you for the nice feedback!
I love that golden time of day!
I’m with Kirsten, looks fantastic. I really like the warmth of it.
Thank you Leanne – the warmer one feels better doesn’t it😊
i agree. its a beautiful photo with the orange colours and reflection. Against the cool blue version it shows quite a contrast in mood.
Hi Chris … And it all happened in less than half an hour😊
A lovely golden light here, works well I think and a definite mood change from the cool tones of week 1
Thanks for the feedback Sue. More mood changes coming up!
wow, i’d love to finish a project in half an hour. Almost finished the trampolines.
Good to hear!
This is a tough one. Both weeks one and two have positives that make it impossible to choose a favor- though at this moment I am leaning towards week two! Great job on both!
Thanks Emilio … Different moods at different times!
the gold is so reflective in this!! Brilliant edit Chris!
Hi Cybele – great to get such nice feedback.
Chris, this is gorgeous!! The warmth and all that you’ve achieved this week, makes this such an inviting image! ‘Come with me’ to paradise? Love it! Fabulous!
Well Robyn the colours might fool you into thinking it’s paradise, but the temperature when it was taken might bring you back to the cold reality😀. Thanks for the kinds words.
Although I liked the cool tones of last week as it was a different approach to a sunset picture, I have to say I much prefer the warmer tones. Something about it feels more natural. Nice editing.
Thanks Ben. More what we are all used to but there was a time when the scenery was pretty much in the cool blues! Very cold and wintery!
I can imagine it getting quite blue as you head into the Blue hour once the sun has dipped below the horizon.
I love the warm tones of this edit. Gorgeous. 🙂
That was meant to say Louise!