By the skin of my teeth, I’m getting a post in for the first week of May in the One Four Challenge. Hosted by Robyn over at her blog, Captivate Me, this is all about processing an image in four different ways over 4 weeks.
For my first week, I have taken an image shot in Catania, Sicily, recently. I wanted to create an image that reflects how I saw the scene that day, on a rather dismal afternoon in the back streets of the city. I did the usual RAW file processing in Aperture, adjusting the exposure very slightly, tweaking vibrance and not much else. I then opened Nik HDR Efex and chose ‘Sinister’ preset to give a bit of a grungy look, adjusted some of the settings and added a vignette.
To me, this duplicates my emotional response to the scene.
And here is the original image, for comparison, far too ‘nice’.
Do let me know what you think! And see Robyn’s blog for more One Four entries.