Prep Room Disarray
When I took this image, I really liked it, and every week, since I have been doing this, I get it out, look at it, then close it. Today, I decided that it was time to just see what I could do with it.
Someone must have really hated Science when you look at this room. It has been destroyed quite a bit. I did really like the light coming through the windows. It softened the scene quite a bit. Though when you see the original you will be able to tell that I did darken this a bit.
To process this, it did begin as a HDR image that was processed in Photomatix Pro before being opened in Photoshops Camera Raw. I do like the things you can do to images in camera raw. I have also done lots of layering, blurred some layers and used masks to clear the blur away from some of it. I opened the image up in Topaz Adjust to give it some diffusion, and make it softer, I contemplated making it warmer, but in the end, decided not to. I did use the vignetting in Topaz though, but not too heavy.
I like the lighting in the edited version, I think it gives it more of an air of abandon than the original.
As I have done the last couple of times, I have also done a black and white version.
I have to say, I don’t like this one as much as I have liked others that have been converted. I don’t think this one works as well. I would prefer the colour one, perhaps because it isn’t a strong coloured image.
I also tried it with the sepia toning.
Once I finish this series it is going to be good to try putting them all together somewhere, and taking a look at them.
I have been honoured with another nomination, the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I would like to thank Jen very much for this lovely honour and nomination. Thank you Jen.