I started with this photo that I took at just about 4PM on a somewhat gloomy day at one of my favorite spots, Lake Quannapowett in Wakefield, MA.  Yet, still, I noticed that twilight was imbedded in the image before my eyes – something so classic about the late afternoon on a wintry day in New England that I pulled over as I was driving by to capture it.

 Lake Q Twilight . Original Image

Lake Q Twilight . Original Image

First, I tweaked the exposure for a clearer image.

Then changed hue – more blue-green with a rusty gold highlight for a tad more drama.

Last I gave it a slight curves adjustment.

Lake Q. Week 1

Lake Q. Week 1

I’m reluctant to post a link right now to our gracious host’s blog about the One Four Challenge because I was attacked by  some malicious program that Norton caught before I did so.   I hope it gets sorted out soon.

23 thoughts on “January. One Four Challenge. Week 1

  1. Carrie

    I really like the winter’s day coming to an end feel of this image, a few lights on in the distance a bit of moisture rolling off the water. It is really lovely. I also like the change to more golds in the foreground from the original. I can see why it is a favorite viewpoint.


    1. turtlemoonimpressions Post author

      Thanks but it was my PC that got hacked, not Robyn’s site! I’m still dealing with it. A Microsoft tech was on it all day yesterday and it’s still not completely resolved. I’m hoping for the best!


  2. Joanne

    This is a very interesting image. I like the branch in front with just a few leaves, and the texture/colors of the grasses in front. Interested to see where you take this!


  3. Robyn G

    I love your choice for this month and really like the change of hues, the crop and your subtle changes.
    Such a lovely image and looks like a beautiful place.
    Hope this one makes it 😉



Something to say? Jump in!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.