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.
So, that’s it for this month’s edition of One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at her blog Captivate Me. Be sure to check other wonderful participants by visiting her blog or checking the tag “onefourchallenge” in your WP Reader.