Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First place assignment image in January

Hi Lisa,The Original for the first place assignment image in January, "Big Key in Lock," was photographed in Iceland. This was one of 1/2 dozen or so door knob and/or lock photos I made on the trip and I don't remember if it was a church or another old building. First I adjusted the exposure and contrast in Lightroom. Then in Photoshop I cropped the original and made a black and white copy which became the base layer. Then a copy of the original was placed on a layer above the black and white copy with a "Darken" blending mode which gave the image its textured look, needed because the original was fairly flat. Finally the corners of the photograph were darkened slightly to keep the viewers eye within the photograph. After resizing for competition the photo was sharpened, always the last step in any work flow.

Best regards,Bill

1 comment:

Linda Kane Brinckerhoff said...

I would love to see the original that Bill shot!