Colour into Tones Part 2
I was looking forward to this exercise as I had taken a nice picture of a valley near Bristol. Again I have to thank my wife for the shot, it is she who takes me walking up mountains and down valleys every chance she gets!
I looked at a few other students work on the OCA Blog before I set about changing the image, to me the result had to have a dramatic effect on the print. The image I took showed a valley
that upon initial inspection did not look that deep, but there is a group of people in the bottom, they look tiny.
Here is the image in colour.
Next I had to adjust the colours to try and make the image more dramatic. I looked at the reds, greens, magenta and the aqua. I also wanted to darken the clouds and the sky.
Next you will see two images, on the left is the conversion to black and white, on the right is my effort at attempting to create a special effect.
Looking at my images, I don’t know if I have been that successful. My Tutor, takes a number of images of similar subject matter, I’m sure he will give me his view. The clouds don’t look very good. I will have another go at this at a later stage. I have started a further book on Lightroom ( Lightroom for digital photographers by Kelby) , this may be able to assist me.
I do like the stone in the foreground and the path stands out better, maybe this is what Mr Freeman is looking for.