My Fridays are usually reserved for After Before Forum and this year we are continuing with this excellent challenge. To spice things up, we decided to do something special on every first Friday of the month.
So, here we are…proudly presenting our ABF One Photo Focus, where all the participants edit the same image, submitted by one of our members.
I must say I really liked Emilio’s image, it was a good experience trying different editing choices. First thing I did was to crop the image, so I lost parts of the image that were blown out. Again, I flipped the image and I really think it works better this way. Usual stuff followed – adjusting exposure and colors, the colors worked great on those old trucks, that part really surprised me.
In the end I was looking for the way to deal with the blurriness of the image and used a little trick I learned. The effect is called FocalSoften and it focus on one particular part of the image, while everything else becomes more soft. It is an optical illusion, the soft background makes the focal part more clear.
You can check other wonderful entries (21 in total, it is a new record) on Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing.
Next week we are back to our usual stuff, showcasing our own AfterBefore images.