We are in the second week of the October One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me. I am continuing my journey through grief and its representation via image processing.
Week Two : Waves of Sorrow
Grief comes in waves. They are huge, crashing waves, which swamp you and leave you gasping for air. Sometimes you feel that surrendering to them would be easier than fighting to surface. They come, then recede, their frequency and intensity changing with time.
Here is the process I used for this week’s interpretation:
- Desaturated the original in Lightroom, so the image is entirely black and white
- In Photoshop, created a duplicated layer
- Applied a filter, and selected ‘Distort’ and ‘Twirl’
- Added another duplicated layer and created a frame
- Reduced the exposure in the outside frame
- Added the text “Les vagues du chagrin – the waves of sorrow”, selecting the French Script font at 30% opacity
- Added my watermark – arched in the curve of the tree branches.
Kind comments are welcome as always.
The progression from Week One is shown as a slide show.
As indicated last week, most images on the photo processing project have a much lighter feel. So do take the opportunity to view other participants’ creative work by clicking on the One Four Challenge link.