We are now in our third week of the June One Four Challenge. Time is rushing by! For those not familiar with this photography editing project, we select an image and work on four different interpretations over four weeks. This wonderful challenge is hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me who tirelessly encourages us to stretch the boundaries and hone our photo editing skills.
Week 3 Process: Colour Purple
I am continuing my explorations of the changing moods of the Gippsland Lakes at sunset. This week, I am recreating the change of hue that occurred just after the sun went down. All of a sudden the sky took on a purple tinge. It was quite unexpected. Here we were, about to pack up the tripod and camera, when Wade said : “it’s not over yet!” We often see those shades of purple through our boat’s tinted windows. But this time, it was for real!
So this week’s edit is simple. I changed the hue to bring our the purple tone and played with the tone curve, adjusting the highlights & shadows and the light & dark sliders until I felt it represented the mood fairly. I compared the effect with other photos I took that evening which had that distinct purple tinge and felt happy this edit is faithful to the gorgeous and surprising hues we saw. I tried for a while to remove the sun and reflections, as by the time the scene had taken a purple hue, the sun had totally disappeared, but this piece of editing was way too fiddly for me, so I settled for the image you are seeing here:
As always, your feedback is welcome.
As a reminder, here is the progression to date:
A number of talented participants are playing along on this challenge, so be sure to check out their work by clicking here or going to the One Four Challenge tag.