Teahouse – One Four Challenge February Week One
This is week one of the February 2015 One Four Challenge. In the One Four Challenge, we use one selected image and produce four distinct edits on successive week. (The One Four Challenge was initiated by Robyn G. See here for more information.) Click image for larger. Comments welcomed!
I’ve shot this teahouse many times; I love its photogenic properties. Various images have been posted over the last several years. (See here for instance.) I’ve realized that many good photographers regularly revisit earlier photographs and subjects, reinterpreting or reprocessing with new methods and more mature skills. I’ve allowed myself to do that without feeling like it’s “cheating.” The One Four Challenge presents a great opportunity for this kind of exercise.
The teahouse is a part of the Japanese-themed area of the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles, California. This week’s image was processed from the original raw in DxO Optics Pro. Further processing was done in Lightroom and Color Efex Pro. I’ve worked towards soft colors and textures to emphasize the environs around the tearoom. Here is the photo data and the original image.