From now on this December Review is about how I plan to carry on even though the One Four Challenge is taking a break.
- Using a series of photos to illustrate a story about a place or event.
I started out with the idea that if I was telling a story about something, all the images in the story should tell the same story. In other words, they should all have the same filter/app/look applied to them.
In real life, when the three of us visited this Parador in Spain, I went around madly snapping photos, and the result of all that shooting meant I had quite a range of images to choose from.
Going through my One Four Challenges of the Parador on the Sacred Shore, I found my favourite image was ‘Divine Light’ from Pixlromatic. But this was really a one-time thing, perfect for a ‘wedding’ image, but not at all suitable for applying to an entire series about the place.
As usual, turning it into a series turned out to be a lot more complicated than I had originally thought. The ‘Pale World’ from Stackables didn’t work that well with every image and was especially awful with our brunch.
Then I tried the ‘Sienna’ look, which worked much better, although it was often too dark and needed some brightening in most images.
The stonework of the Parador filtered through the warm glow of Stackable’s ‘Sienna’ formula looked very inviting.
Even the coffee and cake looked good in Sienna.
Upstairs was an art show of bronze sculptures and old machines.
I was particularly pleased with how this rusty Mobulette turned out in half a dozen different Stackable formulas, and I’ll post them next week when I give Stackables a workout. As my friend Mikey said, “This place really makes me think that I have to get back into photography!” The lightly retouched originals and directions on how to get there are on my travel blog at Parador de Santo Estevo in Galicia, Spain.
- creating old looking hand-tinted photos in Photoshop to make some cartes postales from Monet
- using the ‘Glow Look’ in the Photoshop Express app to show off Buddhist images
- applying the ‘Dream Look’ from Photoshop Express to capture the otherworldly feeling of Inle Lake
- Pilek Restaurant in Amsterdam had a bleak futuristic feel to it so I ‘futurized’ the shots in Pixlromatic
More of Robyn G’s One Four Challenge Review.