One Four Challenge — The Path 4, Night light

This is the final version of my photograph in a very fun and experiment-filled month for the One Four Challenge series hosted by Robyn. After last week‘s color splash, I decided to do a muted-color version of the path that I clicked at Chitradurga.

While I was trying out things, I had this thought on making a ‘night’ version of the scenery, with all discernible colors dulled and replaced with some sort of moonlight effect. And this is what I came up with –

Path -- Night light

Path — Night light

I think this is the darkest the picture has been, and the most highlighted the path has ever been, and I feel that together, they skew the shot somewhat. Well, I’m consoled by the fact that I at least got the night effect that I was aiming for… πŸ™‚

The How:

I duplicated the image layer in Grain extract mode at 65% opacity, and applied ‘Difference of Gaussians’
edge detection on it. (Yes, I’ve used edge detection for an earlier version too, albeit with different settings. I think I’ve to make a conscious decision to not use it much next time.) I then added a layer in Multiply mode at 85% opacity, and filled it with blue. Finally, I added a layer in Soft light mode, and filled it with white — that brightened the scenery and made the glow on the stone, the grass and the path more prominent. Evidently, I like how that glow turned out! πŸ˜€

Earlier images

Path -- sepia tones Β  Path -- monochrome textures Β  Path 3 - Color splash

The original version is very, very similar to the first photograph (I did minimal editing there) so I’m not going to post it this time. However, if you’d like to tell me which of these four versions you like most, I’m all ears!

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15 thoughts on “One Four Challenge — The Path 4, Night light

  1. I like the night light version for it’s “spooky” effect…sort of like ‘Do I really want to keep going on this path or turn around now?”…lol. Nice job with the different versions Anita, well done.

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  2. Hello Anita – I love this weeks image – the moonlight, the softening of all that you dont quite see at night. The moonlit path. Fantastic. Have so enjoyed watching all the different versions of your image this month.
    Merry Christmas πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Interesting how you got the moonlight look, and it does look good, but I have to go with colour splash. Something there that really draws me in. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next year.

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