I did the Switch up the Mood visual assignment. The details are:
This assignment is to change the mood or tone of a photograph by altering the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, exposure, etc.
I decided to use 2 photos of trains
After finding two suitable pictures with creative commons licensing, I opened up photoshop and got to work.
For both pictures I used the Image adjustments feature in the same order, but with different levels.
- Color balance
I adjusted the levels until they were appealing.
There is something magical about a train, a feeling that I have had since early childhood. I still remember my first house by the train tracks. I would run outside when I heard the train coming, hoping to get a glimpse of the conductor. I would wave and pray for his wave back, and on some lucky days he would grace me with a toot of the trains horn. That is why I chose these photos to change-up the mood.
I really liked the original two photos, the ones on the left. I especially was attracted to the redness of these pictures. I wanted to adjust that redness to more of a blue feel, to “Switch up the Mood” T
The top picture reminds me of some sort of scene on the surface of Mars, but I feel that the new mood is a midnight train travelling through the mist of the twilight.
The Second photo has a very rustic and vintage feel to it. I changed the mood for a feel that is more modern.