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Photo Challenge

Being new to this challenge means that I have some catching up to do, so I started with a simple image from my afternoon walk along the beach.

I loved the colours in the driftwood in the original photograph, but really wanted to see where the effects could take this with my desktop photo editor.

Original
Original Photograph

After applying a black and white effect with a graduated tint, I tried a Lomo filter through Picasa.

Week 1 – Black and White

Black and white with Graduated tint
Black and white with Graduated tint

At this point, I am still going with the original as the better of the two…..

Week 2 – Lomo -ish Filter (via Picasa)

Iwas pretty pleased with the Lomo effect! Intensity, drama and saturation but next week I will try to define the driftwood more.

16 thoughts on “Photo Challenge”

  1. The black and white post processing is nice, but I prefer the coloured version! Keep up the great work!

    Happy Monday and kind regards,
    Tieme

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  2. Amanda – really pleased you found the challenge!
    The driftwood is so lovely with its beautiful subtle colours in your original image and I do like your week 1 and 2 versions.
    Hope you have fun experimenting and learning along the way.
    Welcome!! 😀😀

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  3. Love your original image with its soft colours and your B&W week1 interpretation. The hole in the front is intriguing… I feel we lose the beautiful driftwood in week 2 and the hole is not as visible so I don’t like it as much, but this all very personal. And in the end it is all about experimentation! Chris

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    1. Hey thanks for your comment. Yes I do agree with what you are saying. But there are elements that I do like in week 2, and other things I will change for week 3!! Absolutely correct about experimentation! 🙂

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  4. Nice job on both processes, and its an interesting composition. I wonder if cropping that big dark spot off the bottom of the image might have some benefit – it has a lot of unnecessary visual weight?

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