For the last few months I have been taking part in the One Four Challenge. This challenge was created by Robyn from Captivate Me; the challenge is to edit one picture and each week edit it in a different way. At the end of the month you will have four interpretations of one picture.
Last week I mainly used Camera Calibration to edit the picture and got some interesting colour effects. This week I wanted to go back and tweak those colours a bit more to try and get a different feeling.
eLPy suggested emphasising the paths more as they were not obvious when first viewing the the image.
In last week’s edit I also noticed a lot of contrast in the image, for me this gave it a cinematic feel and it also sacrificed the details in the trees. This week I wanted to open up the trees a bit more.
I started off with Camera Calibration (this can be found in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw) and played with the sliders until I got the colours I wanted. I was looking to get warm bright browns in the trees and a slight blue in the shadows of the snow.
I made basic adjustments to balance the image and softened the shadows. I sharpened the image paying attention to the fine details and then used the gradient adjustment to add more sharpening to the trees. I also used a gradient adjustment at the bottom to brighten the snow.
Using the Local adjustment brush I darkened the path to emphasise it more.
What do you think about the changes, let me know in the comments below.
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