Last week I missed joining in with Jude’s photography challenge. The assignment was to take 6 photos through the day showing the changing light. Jude gave us an excellent example here. But in my part of Australia we had a week of grey, dull days, no consistent sunshine and even rain. Well I suppose it is only 2 weeks to winter… Impossible conditions to show changing light.
This week it is another, for me, difficult assignment. Something I have not tried before. I almost gave up again.
This week’s assignment – Create one image using strong lighting which creates strong shadows and emphasises contrasts in tones and one image with much lighter tones. If you have post-processing software try experimenting with ‘low key’ and ‘high key’ effects.
Suddenly, today, I had a flash of inspiration. I remembered I had downloaded some photography apps a long time ago onto the Ipad, but never used them…
Now was the time to metaphorically “dust them off”.
I made a cup of tea and played around with the technology. Using “Snapseed” this is what I came up with.This is the original photo of a pretty little light house but I have no idea where it was, but what a dramatic light….
First made into a high key image. Then dramatically darkened to low key and finally into black and white.
But I decided the original image, though a dramatically lit photo, was too dark to start with for this excercise. So searched around for something else.This is the lighthouse at Manukau Heads in New Zealand. So let’s see what this looks like when made more dramatic.Then given the high key treatmentNot a lot of difference from the original. Finally into black and white.Now all together.
Now closer to home. Our beach at Burleigh Heads. This was the photo I used for the last photo challenge assignment. The photo taken late afternoon the setting sun creating long shadows. So let’s see what it will look like when changed to high and low key.
High key, low key and black and white.
Well this was an interesting way to spend time on a rather cold day, but I don’t think I will be using that app very often.
Thanks Jude for hosting this challenge. It is making me look at my photos from a different perspective. Jude has done 3 posts for this weeks assignment all quite different and well worth taking a look at. assignment 3 assignment 2 assignment1