One Photo Focus – Hosted by Stacy Fischer

Original Photograph Benjamin Rowe – Edited by RyanPhotography

Just the other day I stumbled across a Photo Challenge hosted by Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing.  The challenge is to take a photograph submitted by another photographer and process it in your own style.  The original photograph (set of 3 autobracketed photos) was submitted by Benjamin Rowe of Aperture 64 and I wanted to give this photograph more clarity and try something I haven’t tried before really and that is split toning.  If I have split toned a photo it has been very minimal and it is something that I really wanted to try again.

To process this photo I did some minor adjustments in Lightroom and then exported the three files to Photomatix Pro and created a HDR image.  I didn’t make many adjustments in Photomatix, before reimporting it back into Lightroom.  I added some clarity to the castle… cropped the photograph and then added brightness to the white clouds… after I finished doing some minor adjustments yet again.. I added a Cyan and Yellow Split Tone.

What I love about the photograph is the drama in the clouds and and how the castle uses the dramatic clouds as a wonderful backdrop.  It is a beautiful photograph and I hope I have given it justice.


Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.


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