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Potpourri of Possibilities … Photo 3 Ways

Just a gathering of Christmas … cones and nuts and dried flower buds … in a crystal bowl setting on a polished wooden chest. Above is the original image.

I tried black and white, but it didn’t seem to have good lines and contrast. Instead, de-saturating colors other than green and then shifting the hue toward blue did offer pleasing lines and contrast. The next phase was increasing the mid-tone contrast to enhance the highlights of the cut crystal. The last edit was cropping tight to the bowl’s rim.

For the third version, I headed to the “Fun Edits” option to play. To the original, I applied the Pop Art/Poster tool until the image’s colors danced. I cropped to eliminate the wood trim along the right edge and recenter the bowl.

Which do you like?

One-Two-Three Photo Processing Challenge – December 2021

Six Word Saturday  (title)   #6WS

11 responses

  1. These are wonderful. The last me made me think of a crystal ornament, to my eye it looks sparkling.

    December 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

    • So glad you like them. The last one was a lot of fun to explore. This processing challenge takes me back to childhood times of blank paper and a box of crayons –so much abandonment and fun.

      December 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm

  2. The middle has great textures –an unusual and effective subject for selective color.

    December 11, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    • Glad you like it. I may revisit the image to see what happens by opting for other colors. Thank you for the like. 😊

      December 11, 2021 at 7:45 pm

  3. Love the selective colour 🙂 🙂

    December 14, 2021 at 3:40 am

    • Thank you, Brian. It’s a very different effect from the other views, isn’t it?

      December 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      • I do enjoy using selective colour. This one was really good Donna 🙂

        December 14, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      • That means a lot – you post so many good photos 😊

        December 14, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      • 😊 🤗

        December 14, 2021 at 6:45 pm

  4. The second and third look like Christmas tree ornaments!

    January 2, 2022 at 11:46 am

    • Thank you, Denise. I enjoy how edits can change an image.

      January 2, 2022 at 4:29 pm

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