This is my entry for January week 3 of Robyn G’s One-Four Challenge, which asks that you edit the same picture in four different ways over four weeks.
To begin with this picture was again edited on PicMonkey. First I increased the shadows, highlights and contrast and added a faint green cross-process. I then slightly darkened the edges and added a touch of radiance. I then opened it in Photoshop Elements where I brightened it and shifted the hue very slightly.
I’ve actually been unsure whether or not to use this edit, mainly because it’s so very dark. There were several times when I nearly scrapped it completely and started again from scratch. But I really wanted the ink caps to shine against the background, so darkening it was kind of necessary… In the end I thought I’d go with it, but I’d love to know what everyone thinks.
For comparison, here is my original photograph and the two previous edits:
A couple more facts about the common ink cap:
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Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. Billy Wilder