One Four Challenge: February Week 2

Dandelion Week 2 (484x640)

My second week photo for this challenge.  Thank you everyone for your helpful comments last week on how to get rid of the bleached overexposed area.

I have tried with both GIMP and Photoscape to correct this problem.  All it did was darken the background. So here is a slide show of the two edits so far. Any further constructive criticism and advise is welcome.  I don’t have Photoshop or Lightroom,  Just the two photo editing programmes I have mentioned along with Fotor which is really only preset filters.

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25 thoughts on “One Four Challenge: February Week 2”

  1. Personally, I think the darkened background softens the bright highlights and gives it a realistic sun-kissed look.The detail of the center is beautiful! Great edit this week 🙂

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  2. I am not sure if this would work in Gimp but it should if my memory of the program is correct. To reduce the bright highlight fill a new layer with 50% grey, you can do this with the paint bucket and and pick the shade of grey right in the middle between white and black. Turn the opacity of the layer to Overlay. It should look like nothing has changed. select a soft paint brush with black and a low opacity. Paint on this highlight area and it should darken.
    I hope this will help, if not I will try and think of something else.

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  3. Interesting edits. This one creates a sort of aged photo appearance to me, almost like an image from the 80s. It gives it an artistic taste of sorts. 🙂


  4. Raewyn, this week’s edition really brings the dandelion forward from the background and really refines the tufts. Good luck trying Ben’s suggestion – hope you do. We all get frustrated sometimes and it is a part of the learning curve and yes, at times our equipment too. Keep doing it 😀


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