Robyn at Captivate Me hosts the One Four Challenge – one of our own photos four different ways over the course of the month, on Mondays.
This is my photo for the month – it was taken during the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This will be about searching for the images within the photo. I’ll try to get four good crops out of this and then play with them in hopes of producing four interesting images from the one photo.
Week two involved a lot of cloning. After making my crop and adjusting the lighting on the horses, I used the median filter on the background and then adjusted the shapes, lights and darks using the cloning tool. I liked the resulting effect with the blue above and the blurred movement around the horses feet. I then realized I needed to remove the rider from the horse since he was only half there and his tuba was a messy distraction. I went back in again using the cloning tool and removed the rider. Now I have a horse with harness and reins, and no rider. I cropped in a little tighter to make this less apparent and highlight the focus which is their heads. And I’m stopping there.