My choice for this month’s One For Challenge was a photo of the wooden boats that populate the waters off Vietnam.
The original needed some basic editing. I got rid of the debris pile on the sand in the foreground and deleted the dark blip on the left hand side.
I wasn’t crazy about the white sky and thought maybe I could drop in something a bit more interesting. This turned out to be trickier than I thought when I realized the dark sky had to be also reflected in the water. At one point I just gave up and scaled the sky over the whole image, lighting up here and there. This certainly has a stormier mood than the original.Later I went back and again tried to add a dark sky with a corresponding reflection in the water and I finally got it to work.
One week later, my latest version with the underlying photo brightened up. (The painful process of lightening up.) Thanks for all the feedback!
Part Of Robin G’s One Four Challenge, where you take one photo and edit it four different ways.