Robyn’s One Four Challenge is back this month!!!
And once again I decided to participate.
This year, with a few changes that happened on my job, I haven’t been able to find as much time for blogging than I did last year, so I’m getting far behind with writing challenges, but the photo ones are a bit easier for me.
So it made me very happy to see the challenge coming back.
For this month I picked a picture I took recently at the Seattle Aquarium, that showed the colors quite different from what I was seeing ‘in person’. I was with friends and a bunch of kids (mine and theirs), which means I didn’t have much time to try to troubleshoot off-color pictures taken with my phone (probably the best I’d be able to do would be trying different angles, but not even that… ).
So I got the picture that didn’t reflect the actual colors, and my goal this week will be to try to make it as closer to the real thing as I can with the tools I have.
So first, here’s the original bluish picture.
Some of the creatures/vegetation on this aquarium were orangey/browny, but in the picture, I got mostly blues. purples and greens. The picture also looks much darker than the real stuff, probably to balance the shininess of the big clam, that was exacerbated in the picture.
By changing the temperature of the picture and adding (just) a (little) bit more brightness, I was able to get some of the orangey tones back and got a much brighter picture.
I like the way it turned out.
I would need to go back to the aquarium to see how ‘authentic’ I was able to get, but from what I remember, I believe I got close.
This is my edit.
This post was written in response to the One Four Challenge 2016 – February, hosted by Robyn
Nicely done, Etol! I didn’t know the challenge was back – I’ll have to think about which picture I can edit. 🙂
Yes, do it. I love your pictures. I also just heard about it today, after seeing Cee’s post. 😉
Thanks. 🙂 I can happily spend hours playing around with a picture!
Hi Etol – having spent some time at the reef taking pictures, I understand the challenges! You have done well to remove the blue colour cast.
I just love your edit with the temperature change. It really brings it to life. Good job.
I’m so happy you can play along in the challenge with your schedule 😃😃
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