This week’s photo challenge for The Daily Post is a fun one: Lines.
I snapped this photo a couple weeks ago to capture the silhouettes of the mountain ridges set against the sky. Some of the ridges are barely visible, but if you look closely, you can see them. Layers and layers of hills and mountains. Hovering above them are layers of clouds.
In contrast, layers of lines go every which way on the freeway, some curving and others straight: yellow and white lines, broken lines delineating lanes, cement dividers separating northbound from southbound traffic, the freeway overpass and pillars supporting it, cars, signs, and just off center in the photo, a tall light post.
There are so many lines in this photo, I thought it would be fun to play around with it in PicMonkey, a graphic design program.
Here’s the same photo with the HDR effect:
I applied the HDR effect and then wanted to see how it would look if I added the Edge Sketch effect. I didn’t apply it, but instead took a screen shot:
Next, I applied the Posterize effect, which looks very similar to the HDR effect. We’re able to adjust the colors and details:
After applying the Posterize effect, I went back into the Edge Sketch and was able to get more definite lines:
Which version do you like, if any?
I could spend hours playing around with photos in PicMonkey. I haven’t taken any of the PicMonkey tutorials yet. Maybe I should take the time to do that. One of these days! As of now, I’m still a novice. That’s okay with me, as long as I’m having fun with it.
To see other photo challenge entries, go here.
What are your thoughts? Do you take a lot of photos or videos? Do you like to play around with graphic arts? I’d love to hear from you!