For my previous birthday, someone very important to me had the brilliant idea to find a neon. It is proudly hanging on the wall of our living room. This neon contains three words, which basically describes what life is, eating, drinking and dancing !
Yesterday we were coming back from a picnic and the sunset was already kicking in. But I realized for the first time that the reflection of the neon through the windows, plus the sunset, was giving an intersting result.
A few seconds later, the photo was ready.
The original shot
Here the neon is a bit too bright. As you can see, the plants in the room are visible. It makes a nice supersposition, but needs to be improved. How I do not know yet.
Annnnddd here we go again. Let’s find three editings of the same picture. Let’s find three different ways of retouching the image.
For tis first version is, I have simply reduced the bright lights given by the neon. The sky needs some improvement. You cannot see it here, but there was a huge amount of small night flies everywhere on the window…
Also I have reduced the plant reflection, by increasing the black and dark in the shadow areas.
For the second shot, I decided to give a warmer ton here. Yes it is sunset and yes we are in summer (almost). So it is quite obvious to try an editing with more orange colors. For this one I decided to keep the plants very visible.
The last version is has a clear Miami vibes ton. WHy not adding and turning the colors into pink ? That was the image give a strong neon effect. Yes it gives a colder style, but it does not matter here.
This edit is my preferred edit !
And you what would you do ?
You can try to edit the file from the original here: