Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Violet Photography Challenge

The theme for the Sweet Violet photography challenge this week is Something Different. I've been wanting to try something different with my editing for awhile, and here was a push to do it now!

Faith herself had posted a tutorial a few weeks ago (I would link back, but I can't find it). In pse8, she used a black to grey gradient map, rather than a black to white gradient map. I loved the idea of it! Here is my result:

After processing in LR3, I put a duplicate layer of the background on screen at 25%, and then put the black to gray gradient map on top of that. I like how it turned out! It needs some tweaking before I am fully satisfied, but it's definitely a different edit than what I normally do.


Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

beautiful B&W!
thanks so much for sharing:)

Susan said...

This is very pretty!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a pretty picture. It makes me think of winter : )

Branson said...

Pretty! Very nice low-key edit! :)

deb duty said...

Your black and white conversion looks great!