I love Amanda’s challenge this week for two reasons. 1) It’s a fun opportunity to play with old photos and 2) It introduces the Image Compare slider, one of the novel features of WordPress’ new block editor.
Amanda’s challenge is to present a photo in TWO WAYS – either the same photo with different treatments or similar photos taken at different times. I’m doing the former, in
two three ways.
An easy treatment is to change color into monochrome. When to use one versus the other? It depends. It depends on the content, the mood I want to capture and the mood I’m in when I’m processing it.
This is a photo from my archives. As I was processing it, I remember thinking this was a picture with potential. I liked the curves and lines of the model’s face and I liked the clean line of her ear hoops. I liked the vivid blue of the background and the visual contrast to her skin tone. But I felt that it could be more. I converted it to monochrome to compare.
One of my favorite tools to play with photos is Nexmuse. It’s a free online tool which takes a digital photo and transforms it into art. I’ve forgotten which style I used but I really liked the effect on this picture.
Each image has it’s own appeal. I don’t know which is my favorite. It depends on the time of day I’m looking at them. What do about you, do you have a preference?
Toronto, Canada. November 2020.