One Four Challenge June – Week 2


For the first week of the One Four Challenge I tried to make a portrait with a water effect. I got a tip from Reinhold Staden, to blend a bit the face into the front. Thank you again, Reinhold, the tip was really good. I already tried it out but I’m not satisfied with my work. I feel that I have to take a short break with this water thing. I think I’ll go back to this theme at the next review month. For this week I decided to use a tree for my portrait. I also tried to blend the face into the tree, and I was more successful than I was with the water. :) I increased the opacity of the eyes less than the opacity of the other parts of the head because I wanted the eyes to stay a bit sharper.

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I used this tree for the picture:

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As you can see I also made some colour edits and added to my finally picture a sepia filter.

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18 thoughts on “One Four Challenge June – Week 2

  1. Very cool composition. Thanks for link and the nice words regarding my tip. It’s easy to write a tip but hard to actually do the composition. May be we should try a joint effort on this one? Only if you like, nothing serious, just fun with PS. Sunny regards. Reinhold

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  2. I’m enjoying these experiments Agnes and yes the tree works with your portrait.
    I’m so curious to know your thought process behind these experiments. Have you been inspired by someone’s work/art or is this creative idea your own process. It’s so interesting! I can’t wait to see what you do next :D

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    • I’m glad you enjoy it! :) Two years ago I started to follow the work of a Hungarian artist, Flora Borsi. (A bit about her: https://myfavouritesinart.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/flora-borsi/ ) She has an amazing style in photography. She photographs her own body and makes mind blowing edits to it in Photoshop. When I started to learn how to use Photoshop, thanks to your challenge, I couldn’t help thinking about her work, and finally I started to experiment with photos of people. Of course I don’t want to copy her, and I could never be so good at this as she, but it is a lot of fun, and I think I already found my own style at the experimenting. :)

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