Here’s the third June edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. The picture was taken last year in Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln, UK.
For this week’s edit I decided to give it the appearance of dusk. I’m not sure exactly what I did to reach this final stage – I added and removed so many layers I’m afraid I lost track. There were quite a few gradient maps and photo filters of various levels of opacity that I used to build up the effect I wanted, some with layer masks to restrict the filter to a certain area. I also deepened the shadows using the levels adjust while also reducing the brightness of the bridge.
Generally I’d say that this picture is a bit too dark for my personal taste (I really want to brighten it up) but it gives the image a slightly ominous edge that reflects exactly how I feel about places like this at night. I won’t walk there alone after dusk. The shadows are growing ever larger and who knows who or what might be hiding there. I’m a bit of a nervous type! If anyone’s interested, I wrote a poem about this a little while ago.
Here’s the original image and two previous edits for comparison: