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.