I thought this windmill at Fort Rock would make a good candidate for showing three ways to process a photograph. I used the photographic effects in Corel PaintShop Pro 2021. This picture was taken at the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum in Central Oregon.
Prior to trying other effects, I decreased the brightness by 4 and increased the contrast by 10.
The first two show the original and a platinum processed image. This processing was popular from 1873 to 1920 but was discontinued due to the high costs of platinum. For this image I went to Effects>Photo Effects>Time Machine>Platinum. I tried black and white processing but liked the slightly warmer tones of this effect.
The second two show the original and a cross process image. This process resulted from mismatching the film and development chemicals on purpose. For this image I went to Effects>Photo Effects>Time Machine>Cross Process. This effect oversaturates the colors and they really pop.Read more: Windmill at Fort Rock: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge
The last two show the windmill at Fort Rock original image and the same picture with a glowing edges effect. For this image I went to Effects>Artistic Effects>Glowing Edges. This is a more artsy effect. I bet it would look good under black light! 😉
6 thoughts on “Windmill at Fort Rock: 1-to-3 Photo Challenge”
Using the image compare block is so effective here, as we get to compare each edit with the original 😀 My favourite is the platinum effect, it seems to suit the subject matter particularly well
Thanks, Sarah! Yes, I’m glad WordPress added that compare tool. I like the platinum one too.
I like that you enjoy working with your images like I do. Nicely done.
Thank you, Sherry! Yes, it’s fun to see how it changes with different effects.
A great subject for this, and I like the second one. The last is very interesting also.
Thanks, Kathleen! I thought that photo was a great subject for this challenge as well. 🙂