January's ATC. I played with Photoshop for this one--a great
exercise for improving those skills. At the bottom is the original
photo, taken while driving through the Loire Valley in France, during
September 2011. This was the only field of sunflowers in bloom that we
passed during our entire three-week trip. All the other fields were
brown and gone to seed. The photo was quickly snapped, without much
effort to compose, thus, not too thrilling a picture.
class project had these requirements: 1) Choose a photo; 2) Artistically
crop it; 3) Change the colors. I chose to use Photoshop, as I'd like to
improve my competentency. In the process of fulfilling the
requirements, I also significantly altered the photo to change the
shaded flower face into one which was light-filled. I finished that
project in early December and was thrilled with what I had learned. The
more I use Photoshop, the more I enjoy it.
For this ATC, I have further cropped the project picture and I think I now like it even more.