The goal for this week’s AfterBeforeFriday was transforming a bland image into something more interesting, or how I like to say, adding the story.
Again, this is an image of my neighborhood where I take long strolls with my Berta, this one is further down the river. It is a nice place where I used to spend lots of time when I was a kid. The trees offer a comfortable shade and it is perfect for having a barbecue.
I captured this image on a Saturday morning, but it turned to be rather bland. On top of everything, that pink bokeh in the middle is very distracting.
I played around, searching for what I might do to improve it. The first thing was to crop it, but that didn’t work fully, so I stretched the image horizontally. I went as far as I could, without distorting the image, I think I pushed it around 30%.
To get rid of that pink distraction, I did the laziest thing I could , turned the image into b&w. I know, I am so lazy. 🙂 I added a green overlay that warmed the image, now it looks more like sunset. In the end, I played with exposure and additional shading, just to add some more atmosphere.