Hum…it is a challenge to outline my editing process as it is more often than not a spontaneous flow of visual experimentation.
For this week’s challenge I chose the image below … the repeating patterns found within the dandelion family are inviting to my photographer’s eye.
First the raw image was cropped and edited in Capture One. A healing mask was used to remove some of the stems in the background.
Silver Efex: The editing process within Silver Efex began with a custom preset and some global adjustments. The blue filter was used as it was seen to lessen some of the background distraction. The IIford FP4 Plus 4 film type was chosen with a bit of yellow and green color filter sensitivity adjustments. Control points – contrast and brightness – were located in the parachutes. The vignette was set at -21%.
Photoshop: Contrast between lights and darks were explored with 3 curve layers.
Capture One: A custom split tone preset was the finishing edit.
One editing rule that I broke today is to walk away from an image for a period of time as a way to see my work through fresh eyes. Please let me know if you see any distractions or composition concerns.
Anne @ Slow Shutter Speed invited photographers to post their black and white photos as well as share their photo editing process.