Another month passes at great speed as we find ourselves in the last week of the One Four Challenge. This week I took my original image and retained the sky. However, I still wanted to make the sentries stand out a bit more just like in Week 3.
So I set to judicious use of the patch tool and the clone stamp tool in photoshop, in order to lower the horizon and achieve the pop I was looking for. A touch of lightening of the posts, a warm filter and a bit of a gradient. It took me quite a while to do this and am not sure if the result is too hot, but it is good to get more familiar with the tools.
So here then is week 4 (finally):
I was in two minds as to whether to retain the post on the far left and while a distraction, I decided that it also added further intrigue as to what may lie around the corner.
For the full set of images and the very original straight out of the camera, here they all are in a neat slideshow (though Week 3 has been revised thanks to a tip off from Lens Addiction):
To my mind while the crops differ little, the resultant images are quite different, but all host an abundance of textures. I’d love to know what your own views are and which ones you most liked. Please therefore hit the poll below and leave comments, they are all appreciated.
Have a great week one and all and please visit the site of Robyn G, ‘Captivatre Me‘, who is kind enough to host this challenge.