Photography Challenges

May – One Photo Focus

It’s time for May’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 Julie Powell for letting us practice on her photo. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her original photo.)

My Process

First, I cropped the photo to place more emphasis on the building.  Next, I used Macphum’s Snapheal to remove the branches that were sticking out and to make the tree look healthier.  Next,  I used the Fotor app to add some clouds.  I tried several other things; but I decided to go with simplicity this time.  I’ll share one of my attempts that didn’t work out so well next.


Try, try, try again

My original goal was to make this look like a run down building that was still loved.  I wanted to add wild roses near the tree and flowers on the porch.  I worked on it; but never did get it to the point that I was happy with the results.


Original by Julie Powell

May 2016 One Photo Focus

Which version is your favorite?  What would you do differently?

Thanks to Stacy Fischer for hosting this photography challenge every month and to Julie Powell for letting us practice on her photo.


2 thoughts on “May – One Photo Focus

  1. Hi, Linda, nice work on this month’s image. Of the two, I like the second one more. I think the move toward a more impressionistic look gives it stronger style. But it was also good to learn about those two tools you applied to trim the tree and add clouds.


    • Thanks Robin! I think I might have liked the second one better if I had used smaller flowers. I took some photos of wildflowers today that would have looked good along with the bushes. I need to practice adding items to photos. LOL Thanks for stopping by & for your comment. Have a great weekend.


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