Deciphering Korean, one photo – four edits, part II

Early April this year, we visited the cherry blossom festival in Jinhae, Korea. Tired from being in the crowds and from adoring thousands of trees, we decided to rest in a café before getting on the bus back to Busan. Coffee is very popular in Korea, and there are many coffee chains as well as many trendy little cafés with interiors that any hipster spot here in Berlin would be proud of. We chose one of those, and while Mr. Colors deciphered the menu, I took pictures.

I chose one of those pictures for the One Four Challenge, an event where everyone edits a picture of their choice in four different ways and publishes one of the results per week for the next four weeks. I am going to show you the original JPG from my camera in the last week.

The picture was taken with my Olympus OMD E-M10 and a 20mm prime lens at aperture F1.8, shutter speed 1/160 and ISO200. I worked on the RAW file in darktable, a free RAW editing software for Linux users. This was my result for the first week:


For the second week, I brought some of the colours back in and added a vignette for a bit of an Instagram feel:


The focus shifts from the letters to the hand and it is now easier to see that the menu at this place was painted on wood.

8 thoughts on “Deciphering Korean, one photo – four edits, part II

  1. Robyn G

    You are so right 🙂 The focus is the hand this time around. My eye is drawn there first and wanders back to the yellow lettering. This is a very enjoyable image.


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