UPDATE: I really appreciated the comments and feedback on my “Twilight” version of Charleston Oaks. I spent some time figuring out how I could add a “glow” to the lamp light to make it look a bit more realistic. Here’s what I came up with, using a sunburst filter effect. I ended up liking this version better. I would welcome any further feedback on Version 2a. Thanks!
The January One Four Challenge requires processing one image in four different ways over four weeks.
Comments and feedback are welcome!
Twilight: For my week 2 edits, I wanted to achieve a twilight feeling, with the warm light of the lamp post shining softly. I first converted the image to B&W, then added a vignette effect to darken the edges. A slight cropping was needed to center the lamp post. I moved the vignette center to the lamp post light for added emphasis. I then added a “star shine” effect to the lamp light and a slight yellow tint. Editing was done in Aperture and Acorn.
Soft Spring: “Charleston Oaks” was taken in early May, and my initial edits enhanced the soft green foliage. I made minor tweaks to the saturation, white balance and hue to warm it up a little. I removed two distracting figures in red shirts from the foreground. I used Aperture for the editing. The result is shown below:
Original Image: For the January Challenge (processing one image in four different ways over four weeks), I chose a favorite photo, “Charleston Oaks”. The original is shown below: