I’m joining Robyn’s One Four Challenge this month – one photograph processed four different ways over the month.
For week 2 I decided to aim for a dawning-of-a-new-world look; to dramatize the scene from natural to the surreal. Using the original image I adjusted the power curve and took the image to the extreme dark side. Then I went into the HDR details where Sagelight has sliders affecting the HDR strength, blend, contrast, shadows, highlights, colour, definition and focus as well as the vibrancy, edginess, and noise. I played with these until I arrived at something I liked. To help keep the eye in the frame I used the vignette selections to dim the right and left sides of the image only. Lastly, I went in to the HDR effects and selected a surreal effect which I then adjusted to my liking.
This is my result for week 2 – Surreal – Dawning of a new world
Here is week 1: I just added some oomph to the image
Original image – taken at Pointe du Grouin on the coast of Brittany