Last Monday I said I was thisclose to skip March and this Monday I think I should have done just that. I had no inspiration for this week, stuck in a dead alley. I was on the fence about this image and now I am sure I picked the wrong one.
Ben gave me an idea last week, to try perspective correction straightening the building. I tried that in Gimp, didn’t like it. Another thing he suggested was turning it black and white and using a faux red filter to turn the sky black. I tried that, too. Except, I had no idea what a “faux red filter” was and where to find it. 😛 So, I used color correction with Bluegrad filter and ended up with this.
I wanted to accentuate the water droplets, so I sharpened the image. That in turn made sky look awful. So, I partially softened the image, to mask the noise, thus bringing the attention back to the water.
I don’t know. It is a love-hate relationship. I kept going away and coming back for days, not knowing in which direction to go. Just couldn’t make myself sit in front of the monitor, especially since the sun finally decided to grace us with its presence. I know it’s me, I am the problem, not the image.
I am already depressed about the next week, because I always try to offer something original and this image just drives me crazy. Well, no point in driving myself crazy in advance, there’ll be enough time to do it on Monday. In the mean time, you can check Week 2 from other participants by visiting Robyn’s blog Captivate Me or checking the tag “onefourchallenge” in your WP Reader.