I seen a blog post for One Photo Focus, and it’s a before and after challenge. They provide the photo, and you’re inspired to edit it the way you see fit.
It sounded like a lot of fun, and it was! I look forward to more. 🙂
With this photo, I wanted to give the roots more emphasis; because, that is what my eye was initially drawn to. I love how they are so intricately woven; and ultimately, the way the Earth has taken over this structure. I also wanted the inside of this abandoned building to seem more ominous and less inviting. In the original photo, I seen the faint greens and reds, that I just had to bring out in my edit.
I mean honestly, Freddy Krueger could’ve set up shop here!
I’ve had over eight years experience in graphic design and photo retouching.
I learned from trial and error methods on Lightroom and Photoshop, and with help from fellow photographers. I’m not technical in my explanation, not in the least.
In Lightroom: I bumped up the exposure and increased the contrast. I lowered the highlights, increased the shadows. Lowered the whites, and increased the blacks. Increased sharpness, and vibrancy.
In Photoshop: I cropped the left & right side just a tad. I used curves, selective color, color balance, and saturation. I used a screen filter and a hard mix filter.
I told you I wasn’t technical. ha! 🙂