Robyn from Captivate Me is doing a One Four Challenge and I liked this concept. Except for doing BW conversions I hardly ever edit an image more than once, so this is challenging me in a new creative way! (Edit link is now working!)
In Robyn’s words – This new challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks. We will all process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
First of all here is my RAW unedited image file so you have a basis for comparison 🙂
Choosing an image for this challenge was hard for me, I wanted to pick a completely fresh image, so took the opportunity to go through my archives. This is a sculpture taken in Melbourne Zoo, Australia, from my trip there back in 2010.
My One Four Week 1 Entry
This is basically how I would normally process this image in LR – its been cropped to remove the black line to the left, removed a bit off the bottom and top to bring the subject into more prominence and cropped a little off the right to add more dynamism that a centralised subject would have lacked.
Globally I left the exposure as I was happy with that, changed WB to Daylight, added a smidge of contrast and upped the blacks a bit. Added a bit of saturation and tiny bit of clarity and a preset that warmed the overall image, and finally a faint vignette.
A couple of local adjustements to tone down bright patches, and add some texture around the eye.
In all honesty as it was 4 years ago, I can’t remember what this statue really looked like, but the warmer gold colouring feels right to me.
Like it? Hate it? Let me know!