Sometimes, there are certain photographs that I work on more than once. This is one of them:
I wrote a few months ago about editing it, that time it was a color version, this time a black and white:
I started with a crop, then devoted some attention to remove the fence in front of the sculpture. I made use of the erase feature of Luminar, but I also used the clone and stamp tool. In some places, clone and stamp gave a better result because it was up to me what to replace the fence with. The eraser makes an educated guess, and it is pretty smart, but sometimes it gets it wrong. In this case, the areas where the fence was in front of both the sculpture and the water, were a bit too much for the eraser. It’s within the black and white edits though, that I really took some liberties. I used the “Orton effect” filter to make the scene more dreamlike.
I am happy with both my color version from a few months ago and this black and white version as well. This sculpture is called, ‘Les Braves’ and there is a bit about it here. Your thoughts on my edits are welcome below.
For some strictly visual reasons, I have added this to One Word Sunday, Voyage. Click the link to see why.
Picfair version here.