I struggled with this week’s interpretation of the subject Jan Ivar gave us: Silence, or «stillhet» as we say in Norway, so I chose this grab and go-picture.
For me, the first thing that springs to mind, is eyes closed, not letting the noise that surrounds us disturb, or maybe shutting up just to become more aware of what’s really there. The technical challenge this time was in laying the right touch of noise on the image, and getting the colors right. I’ve used the RGB- numbers for gold to get the colors right (204-204-51), and added noise in Photoshop CS4, but the end result on here in the web page doesn’t seem to keep the info, and gives a softer and less colorized image than what’s shown in Aperture.
Postscript: I’ve done a screengrab of the image the way it left Aperture after a detour to Photoshop CS4. As you can see, there is a great difference between what I’ve created in Aperture/CS4 and the end result after export. I did an sRGB export with quality 12 and 300dpi export. What else can I do to get the right export?