I just can’t believe how time flies. We are already at the end of February and another One Four Challenge is almost finished. Which means I need to choose a new photo for the month of March. As usual, I have no idea where to go.
At least I knew where I wanted to go for the last edit of this month’s image. I wanted to bring forward what was behind the gates, the bicycles and the plants.
I signed for 30 days Topaz free trial, but since I don’t have PS or LR, I had to access it through IrfanView. It all started promising and I edited the image using Topaz. The result was really great, I used one of the presets and then adjusted colors and exposure. It was all I was looking for. And then it crashed. And crashed. And it had something to do with the fact I own a 100 years old PC.
The amount of swearing and shouting, frustration and disappointment is not really something I should share with you. 🙂 So, I gave up on that idea and went back to my old editing programs. I tried to recreate what I got in Topaz and came close. Honestly, I have no idea what I was doing, it was too many jumps between GIMP, PicMonkey and PixlrExpress.
I suspect many of you will be drawn to my Week 2 edit, but I like this one the most, because I worked hardest on it and I tried to stay as close to the original as I could. I just wish it was a more clear image, but I knew with the amount of cropping, I would lose that.