Here we are already at a new month for 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 the month of June, I am working with another photograph I have taken of two old books found in my loft recently.
For the first week, I set up this still life on my dining table. I wanted it to be a bit dark and mysterious, so I first edited the image with a slight crop, then exported it into Nik Vivexa to bring out a bit of texture. I then exported the result into Color Efex. First up, Pro Contrast to give it a tad more oomph. then I added a low key filter which made the whole thing dark. I mainly wanted to darken the chairs in the background a bit because they were still a little bright, so I decided to learn something new.
At last, I had a go with the Control points, to remove some of the effect of the filter from the areas where I didn’t want it. Can you believe I have had this programme for a good 9 months and more and never used it to its proper capability. Well, you know now! I never thought I understood the thing, but I should have played around with it before. Still a long way to go, but its a start.
So here is Week One…
And this is the image prior to adjustments (other than very slight cropping):
And now I have to decide where to go next with this. Anyway, whilst I ponder, you can see more One Four over at Robyn’s blog here.