As I began my editing of Robin’s raw image in Capture One, I also applied a keystone adjustment to the ferris wheel before cropping and moving into ON 1 Enhance Effects and then Color Efex Pro 2. While in Color Efex, I played around with their Detail Extractor, Tonal Contrast, Vintage, and Sunlight layers before ending with Polaroid Transfer to give it a holiday souvenir touch. I then finished the image with Photoshop’s dodging tool to lightly bring out the reflections in the water.
I began adjusting the exposure and white balance in Bren’s raw image before going into Nix’s Viveca 2…wanted to explore what, if any thing, was hidden in this image’s shadows. I then played around in ON 1 Photo Effects before going to Nix’s Analog Efex 2…I have become enchanted by Nix’s wet plate and broken choices.
Enchanted is a good word as this image speaks of an enchantment…of a travel back in time…to a childhood storybook narrative.
The editing of Julie Powell’s image was done with Nix’s Sharpener, Color Efex Pro 4, and then finalized with Analog Efex Pro 2. To view other creative edits submitted for May’s One Photo Focus visit Visual Venturing.
I began creating this variation of Ben’s image by merging his dng files in HDR Efex Pro. I then did a bit of touch up in Aperture (yes, I’m in mourning over Apple’s decision to stop Aperture development) before exploring various layers in Perfect Effects 9.