After sifting through many photos I finally decided to use this one for January’s One Four Challenge. For reference I have included the RAW version below. For this photo I did my normal processing edits where I’ll reduce the brightness in the sky the focus on making my main subject stand out more. As you can see in the RAW version the eye tends to want to go towards the top left of the frame from the brightness of the sky. The bucket is the darkest spot so for me at least it tends to keep my attention away from it. In order to reduce this effect I make the inside of the bucket a little brighter and boosted the saturation a bit to the pumpkins to make them stand out more. I also boosted the clarity and contrast a little to help strengthen the photo. This photo was also taken at 16mm so you can see a bit cut off around the photo on the edges. As with the last photo I have already created all of my photos in advance but through processing I kept going off each version to try and make it better. I can’t wait to show the rest of them in the coming weeks.
And to think I was going to scrap this photo as I couldn’t “see” anything in it until I started playing around with it a bit. Only then was I able to work with it and produce something out of it.