It has been fun to play with my jellyfish for week 3 of the One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.
Week 3 Process
My tools of choice for this week’s digital darkroom experimentation was Photoshop. Here is what I did:
- Using the week 1 image as the starting point, created an adjustment layer and desaturated the image, to turn it into a black & white, and lowered the lightness to darken the overall image.
- Added a mask and brushed over the bell to selectively re-introduce the red markings
and pinkish glow in the bell.
- Added my watermark along one of the tentacles at 30% opacity.
This is the result:
I like the effect the B&W treatment has on the shadow of our hull and graduation in the background water. But the star is the jelly, with the red highlights really brought out, whilst keeping a soft, translucent glow in the bell.
Just as a reminder, here is the progression from original to this week’s version:
Let me know what you think, your comments are welcome.
Do check what other participants to this photo processing project are up to by clicking on the One Four Challenge badge. Enjoy and see you next week for the grand finale!
16 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – May Week 3”
Very effective 🙂 I think I may have been tempted to really black out all of the background! I love the way it makes the bell colour pop 😀
Stunning! I am so inspired by your techniques. When I get some free time I am going to learn how to do this as well.
Thanks Viki. It’s good fun.
Wow, that jellyfish really pops out of the black background.
Yes, that’s what I set out to do. Thanks Eliza.
Wow it glows against the black
Yes, I quite like this version for that reason.
I like this!
Beautiful – it almost looks like a shot from a nighttime dive.
True! Thanks Ellen😊
good work! I like the effect!
I’m really enjoying the progression of your jellyfish and I think the BW works very well and yes the bell does pop. Just love this photo Chris 🙂
Thanks Robyn for the feedback.
YW Chris 😀