Good morning from another sunny Hastings. I have just read the long range forecast for Hastings for Christmas. Not really good I’m afraid. Never mind. I have already been for a walk to get the light and the dew this morning. Make the most of the good weather I say.
Anyway it is Monday again. That means Mandarin Orange Monday. I loved LorikArt‘s post last night where she joined up with her sister with a strict brief -one photo each and 3 edits with Photoshop. I have gone for one photo, but with two end images. Some of the edits were with FX Photostudio Pro before I headed back to Photoshop to use the gradient map for the orange and to adjust the shadows and highlights.
While I was out walking yesterday I came across these stickers in some windows. I thought was a great one for the challenge. What I was also interested in was the reflections as well as the stickers.
Firstly I cropped it just to frame the windows.
For the first image I used the noir filter to give a glow affect. It still kept some of the reflections, but not much.
Then I used the gradient map for the orange hue. I used a different simple gradient but I just couldn’t get the orange a real orange. With this one, the reflections got lost with the filter but really made the stickers the focus of the image.
So next I used the napa filter.
For the second end image I used the napa filter. The reflections really popped out with this one.
I used another gradient for this one and it is a real orange. The reflections also show up really well with this image. Still I like both of them.
Thank you for visiting.