From Dreamy last week to Grunge this week for the September One Four Challenge! I opened the raw file containing the adjustments I had made last week, and moved some sliders. The biggest changes were to clarity (way up), noise reduction (way down) and sharpening (way up). Bye bye soft and dreamy! I darkened the blacks, then shot the highlights and the luminance for the purples and magentas up to 100. The result is this stark, dirty look.
Here is week 1’s version:
A note about Tibouchinas: “Tibouchina /ˌtɪbuːˈkaɪnə/ is a genus of about 350 species of neotropical plants in the family Melastomataceae. They are trees, shrubs or subshrubs growing 0.5–25 m tall, and are known as glory bushes or glory trees. They are native to rainforests of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America, especially Brazil. The name comes from an adaptation of a term for a member of this genus in an indigenous language of the Guianas. (from Wikipedia)