Time for another edition of AfterBeforeFriday Forum, hosted by Stacy Fischer on her blog Visual Venturing.
I remember it was a middle of a very hot, summer day and the sun was very bright. I liked the composition and the movement, but I was never very fond of washed out colors. With my editing skills slightly improved, I decided to play again with this image.
I wanted to bring color and vibrancy to the image, so I increased saturation. My point of reference were the leaves in the background, because it was late summer and by then they usually get this dark green color. So, I decided to adjust the saturation to follow the natural tones of the greens and the earth. That gave me this beautiful shade of brown on the animals.
Again, I used Orton and I think it works well on this image. It may seem I use Orton too often, but I assure you there are images that don’t look good with the Orton effect. My last thing was to bring focus on that charging horse/mule/whatever (I have no idea?!?! ) by using Focal Soften.
I think the choices I made in this edit, brought more depth and intensity. This is one of the rare times I am really happy with the final result.
If you want to see which image I’ve chosen for the March edition of ABF’s OnePhotoFocus, you can check it on Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing.