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.
That’s it for this week’s edition of ABF, hop over to Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing for other wonderful entries.