One Four Challenge Feb Week 2

This is the photo I am going to use this month.

035 Gatineau

Each week I’m going to begin with some sort of distortion of this photo and see if I can produce an interesting and pleasing artistic image.

For week 2 I began with a polar distortion again, which I compounded by doing it twice.  I rotated it 90 degrees and cropped it and did a zoom blur. 035 Gatineau SL polar 3 zoom colour  Then I played with the threshold and colour.  I added texture.  I liquified it and played in the bottom half of the image.   Lastly, I straightened the horizon.  I used Sagelight, PS Elements 8 and Photoscape.  This is the result for week 2035 Gatineau SL polar 3 zoom colour SL textsandstone liquify horizon frame

Here is week one.035 Gatineau SL polar SL crop 8x6

I began with a polar coordinates distortion 035 Gatineau SL polar

I liked the stark split of dark and light and decided to work with that.  I cropped it and then used the power box controls in Sagelight to blend the light, added a soft focus, because I like it, and played with the tone blender controls.  To give more balance to the composition I used the dodge and burn to darken the lower right quadrant.  I intensified the blue and adjusted the other colours aiming for a nice balance.  Using the vignette controls I practically blacked out the lower left quadrant and declared it finished, for this week.   For  me there is the sense of looking into the blue beyond, into a hidden galaxy.

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One Four Challenge Feb Week 2 – hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me

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19 thoughts on “One Four Challenge Feb Week 2

  1. Lynne, I couldn’t wait to see what you did this week! I’m loving this experiment and the results are so varied and interesting. You’d never guess this was the same starting image as week 1. Fantastic stuff and the colour takes it to another place altogether. For me it’s a sunset over an ocean 😀

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    1. They don’t always look like something but this definitely turned out as a sunset. Next week I’m going to try simply for a pleasing arrangement of shape and colour, totally abstract. Until someone sees a monkey face or something and then that’s ALL I’ll be able to see 😀 It’s all for fun.

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