It took me a few days to get around to performing the exercises for the 100 Photos project but I’ve managed to work through them. Some of the exercises have been simple to do because the tasks are ones I’m familiar with. Others were more challenging because they involved using features such as Layers, which I’ve never used, not because I’ve not wanted to but because I’ve never known how to use them.
In this post I’m going to include the end result of my editing efforts.
Of all the photos I took this is the one that I liked the best. I’d just started taking photos and the rock caught my attention so I’d sat down on the bank to take some photos of it. As I was taking photos this dog came running up, it ran around me and then leapt into the lake. I know that I missed a number of photos that might have been more interesting of it leaping through the air and landing in the water. This was the point it stopped to lap up some water, just before its owner came rushing up and shouted at it to get out of the water. It’s a shame that it’s owner was so insistent on it getting out as it looked like it was enjoying having a drink.
As I was working my way back through the park I saw this cyclist coming towards me. I decided that a picture down the path would be a good one and with the cyclist it made it a bit more interesting than without. I like the way that the one edge of the path leads you from the front of the photo to the cyclist and then continues to take you to the trailer, which contains the part of the photo that I clicked on with the White Balance Tool.
Looking at the photo from that point the eye can continue to the picnic tables or cut across the photo to the greenery and then back down the path to the front of the photo once again
Looking through the photos I took there weren’t a lot that I thought were too blue. This was probably the closest. I played around with the colours until I managed to get the grass to a colour I was satisfied with.
I spotted this father towing his young child through the park and decided they were worth taking a photo of. The original photo had much more sky and also more of the landscape to the left and right of the building. Cropping the photo I decided I could lose the extra landscape and part of the sky to bring more of a focus to the people.
There were a lot of birds around the park, either flying or hopping along the ground. This photo was a good candidate from cropping. There was a lot of sky which made the bird look a lot smaller. Cropping the image makes the bird look a lot larger than it was in reality.
I’m still working on some of the colour correction techniques so that I can use them properly, the contrast adjustment technique is another that I’m not proficient with just yet. When I do I’ll update this post and include some extra images that I’ve edited.
In the meantime I need to produce some small size images so I can upload all of the 100 photos to this log.