It’s that time again…my favorite challenge, One Photo Focus, is upon us! The challenge consists of everyone editing the same photo taken by one person. Below you’ll find my image as well as the original image provided by Helen Chen, so thanks much to Helen for this challenging image. Please do check out Stacy’s blog when you have time to see everyone’s submissions. It’s always fun to see everyone’s edits!
With the vines and roots crawling all over this amazing little shack, I imagined myself wandering into a forest and coming upon this little gem with beams of light coming through the thick trees. It’s amazing to even think this exists somewhere because it’s so unusual. I would’ve loved to have seen it in person and to know its history.
I hope you enjoy the edit, and thanks again to Helen for the fun image!
- Found a royalty free forest image on the internet.
- Sampled the colors from the forest image and applied those tones to the shack.
- Blended the shack into the forest image.
- Applied Topaz Glow at a reduced opacity for parts of the image.
- Applied Topaz Restyle at a reduced opacity.
- Sharpened different areas of the photo to create more depth.
- Added a subtle beam of light from left top corner to middle of shack.
- Added a subtle vignette.