At the beginning of each month, photographers from around the globe work at editing a single image to apply their creativity and bring their own personal interpretation. This is a great challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer at Visual Venturing. For April, our One Photo Focus challenge image is provided by Cee Neuner.
Here is the original image:
We have no detail of where this was taken, or what it actually is, but to me this looks like an old barn.
As soon as I saw Cee’s photograph, I thought: nice barn, shame about the power pole and lines. So in Photoshop I went about removing these. The next step was to adjust the curves to bring out details in the timber walls and sky, and to crop the image a little.
The next major step was to export the image into FotoSketcher to turn it into an oil painting. There I played around with the settings to draw out colours and textures.
Here is the result:
I like the painterly look and the effect on the sky. What do you think?
To view how other participants have interpreted Cee’s image, click on this link.
Thanks to both Cee for providing her image for us to play with and Stacy for kindly coordinating the challenge.
22 thoughts on “April One Photo Focus”
I like your sketchy rendition Chris. Nicely edited.
Thanks so much for the feedback Laura.
I like the interesting colours and shapes the oil painting process has produced.
Yes it is particularly so in the sky. Thank you.
How very creative to turn my photo into a painting. Quite clever. Loved it. 😀
I am glad, Cee. Thank you for letting us play with your image too!
Looks good Chris. Much better without the power pole. X
Ah thanks Karen! Yes, could not leave it there. 😊
Thank you Sherry Lynn, for commenting and appreciate the follow too.
I liked the painting effect, looks good.. Looks rustic. Great to get rid of the 21st century things.
Thanks for commenting Sue. Yes editing the unpleasing bits out … Wish I could do that with other things outside photography 😊
Love it! Very well done!
Nice job! Love that sky!
Chris, I love the painterly effect!! And removing the power line was something I never even considered. You’ve got some mad Photoshop skills! Wonderful edit 🙂
Thanks for the feedback, Stacy😊
My pleasure, Chris
Love what you did here, Chris. Obviously I’ve been remiss at commenting on most of the submissions this month. I apologize. Did you have much trouble removing the pole and wires? What app did you use?
Hi Emilio – it’s hard to get around to everybody! I used the healing brush in photoshop to get rid of the pole and wires .
I’ve never learned photoshop, even though I own it. I started with Lightroom and never progressed.