It’s time for April’s One Photo Focus Photo Challenge. One Photo Focus is a photography challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer at Visual Venturing. The participants in this challenge edit the same image and share it on the One Photo Focus Forum. You can get more information and join the One Photo Focus monthly challenge at Stacy Fisher’s Visual Venturing. Thanks to Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography for letting us practice on her photo. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her original photo.)
My Process for Version 1
First, I cropped the photo to make the barn the main focus. Next, I used Macphun’s Snapheal to eliminate the electric pole, electric lines and guy wires from the scene. I had to use both the erase and clone modes. Then, I used the Lomo Light filter in the Fotor app to brighten the barn and sky. Next, I used the Landscaped Detailed filter from Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro to bring out the details. I wanted the clouds to appear less gray and to look more like it was close to sunset. –So, I went back to the Fotor app to add the Gloaming filter. Finally, I used Snapheal once more to fluff out the clouds.
I’m sure there is a quicker way to get the same effects; but this is my process. I will confess that I’m mostly self taught; and consequently, my methods may seem odd.
My process for Version 2
This month I want to share one more version with you. — I always seem to end up with 3 or 4 different edited versions before I find the one I like the best.
I used the Posterize filter FX Photo Studio Ck on the version one photo to achieve this effect. This is one of my favorite filters because it gives an a different perspective to photos. In this case, I think the photo looks like a digital painting. What do you think?
Do you like the Posterized photo or do you prefer the more realistic photo?
You can check out other participants’ interpretations at the One Photo Focus Forum.
Original Photo Original Photo by Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography