When You Begin A Game

WHEN YOU BEGIN A GAME… Dr. Pulsipher – “When you begin a game, you must first learn something about each of your opponents. Sometimes you will know quite a bit to begin with, but you can also ask people who know the opponent better than you do. You want to know if your opponent is…

How I Made Whispering The Moon Image

I was not sure what to post on the sixth day of my photo project. I was going through my photo feed on VSCO, and I saw an image I took in Khokana.

I took it some months ago while I was visiting the place with my friends.

Whispering the Moon

I was not sure how to edit, so I thought of converting it to black and white first through the VSCO app.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

After that, I played with different tools to make it darker and more visually interesting.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset

Gave it some finishing touch in the end.

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

I was not satisfied with the image, I wanted to add something. So I went ahead to the tangent app and added a round shape in the original image.

Whispering the Moon 5

I didn't like the shape. Went ahead with another one.

Whispering the Moon 6

Loved this shape. The middle point was in the person standing in the middle of the ground. It made it look visually satisfying.

After that, all I needed to do was convert into black and white similar to the one that I did in the beginning and then add moon to the background. I was inspired to add props--moon--in the image by reading this interview of Jill Emmer.

Here's the final image:

Whispering the Moon

I hope you found this post helpful.

There's only one thing that I regret. Not taking a screencast of all the process. I could have made a video walking through exactly what I did.

If you liked this image, I post them regularly on my Instagram. And also on my Facebook page and Facebook account.

Here's the list of apps I used to edit this image:

  1. VSCO App
  2. VSCO Film for Lightroom
  3. Tangent App
  4. Adobe Photoshop CC
  5. Adobe Lightroom 5


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