Week 4 of the One Four Challenge organised by Robyn of Captivate Me Blog.
This week I went back to week 1 where I used the Radfield Plug-in and using the same image used the Difference blend mode in Photoshop Elements 10 at 100%, which totally changed the colours, mainly to dark blues. I loved what it did to the view inside the window but not the rest so erased the blue from the window frame area only back to the golden yellow. Then I cropped tighter to the view and added a frame from Nik Color EFX Pro. I fiddled a bit with lightening the shadows at the top of the frame but was reasonably happy with the result. I think this is my favourite of the four edits what is yours?
The gallery below has the original image plus the 4 edits.
Essouria was our last city in Morocco, from here we headed back on a long days drive to Casablanca and flights for home. Thoughout the whole two photography tours with World Photo Adventures in Turkey and Morocco I took images of doors, lots and lots of doors. These four are the last (nearly) taken in Essouria. The textures and individuality of all the doors left me stunned at the ingenuity of man with such a simple common place thing.
Week 3 of the One Four Challenge, to learn more about this Challenge go to Robyn’s blog Captivate Me.
Tried a couple of different ideas this week in B&W, then totally changed tack and went with trying to put two images together to create something that wasn’t there. It didn’t work quite the way I wanted it to, limited by technical knowledge 🙂 I have use the Transform Tool in Photoshop before but for some reason I couldn’t get it to work for me this time and had to sort of fudge it which didn’t work too well. The hard edges where second image goes over the first was beyond my capabilities to soften or blend properly. But having spent enough time already on this I’ll post anyway.
Apparently when their normal food dries up these goats climb the Argon trees to eat the leaves. This was a staged exhibit for the passing tourists and we had to pay but we all got good shots that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. You take it and as where you find it as a tourist in a foreign country 🙂
As we drove from Marrakesh to Essouria on the coast of Morocco horses started to become the more favoured animal for carrying people. Whereas donkeys were used in the harsher drier areas inland and people rode them or used them to carry huge loads, the horses were mainly used to pull carts of every description. The coastal areas were more fertile and could support the horses.
These were all taken from our bus as we drove by at 80km. There were a lot of deleted shots but I was happy with many and overall have a good selection of highway images.
The other single woman on the tour and I had the afternoon together in the medina in Marrakesh. We wandered here and there taking many photos and just enjoying ourselves. A young man asked if we would like our hair dyed as they were doing people’s hair today. Ask a silly question . . . we said no but followed him for about 15 minutes because he also said they did other dyeing. Yes! Bingo it was worth it. We ended up at a yarn dyeing workshop, hot dyeing vats with red being the colour that day. Wool yarn, cotton and silk yarn all red and best part was if we bought a scarf we could go up on the roof where they dried the dyed yarn.