In August I did an image that was taken inside a hall. I didn’t mind the image at the time, but I think I always knew that I would redo it one day.
This is the processed image from the post called “Resting“. When I went up to the Mallee, this was probably one of my favourite images that I took when I was there. It was such a weird find to walk in and see this lounge suite just spread out in a haphazard way in front of the fireplace. I liked the way the light was coming in across the floor, but I was never happy with that window that you can see. I decided to try doing the image again.
You can see here that I have reworked the image. For the better? I don’t know. I decided to remove the window. I don’t know if it was the best decision, but I like how the focus is more on the lounge suit now as the window doesn’t take your eye away from it It took a lot of work to get rid of it and to try and make the lighting right.
I cropped it a little as well. I did some dodging on the mantle, and I may have gone too far, but I actually don’t mind it. I have added some blur, but I have tried to keep it to a minimum. I must say, I quite like this rework. The lighting was everything in this image, I believe.
Now, as I have this other software, I couldn’t resist using it for the rework as well.
I used Color Efex for this, I am quite attached to the preset/filter Classical Soft Focus, though I did add some more and tried to make it stronger. This filter is fast becoming my favourite. Though, I believe, as I use the software more I will start to like others as well.
So here the image has been reworked 3 times. My favourite is the first rework. I like the window being removed, I think it improved the image massively.
I have a few awards to acknowledge.
I would like to say thank you to all three.