This year I am joining an esteemed group of blogging friends in a monthly collaborative called ABFriday One Photo Focus, where we take turns submitting an image that will be processed by each member in the group. Everyone’s interpretations of the selected image will be collected, curated and shared by my wonderful friend Stacy over at her site Visual Venturing.
This first image comes to us courtesy of the amazingly funny and uber talented, Emilio Pasquale. It is a relatively simple image of some old trucks parked in a line, but I was instantly struck with the desire to add an aged processing treatment. I am a huge fan of film and the incredible uniqueness that comes from film images, so I tried to replicate that to the best of my abilities using Lightroom 5.
But first, here is the original image sent to us by Emilio…
Image courtesy of Emilio Pasquale of Photos by Emilio
Basically, I played with the exposure settings, reduced the contrast, added some split toning, and built in a bit of a light leak on either side. Here is my edit…
This recurring monthly post is going to be a fun and freeing departure from my usual image taking and processing style, and I think it’ll give me an opportunity to experiment in ways that I wouldn’t normally try with my own images. I am deliberately taking my time with stepping back into blogging in 2015, but this is a good way to casually dip my toes as I put some thought into new and exciting projects that I hope will take shape this year.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s nice to be back.