This visual assignment tasked me with taking a picture and changing the look of it by changing its color scheme. I decided to use a vacation photo of a Yellowstone hot spring. I thought that by giving it more of a red hue, I could make it look like the surface of an alien planet. I’m not sure how successful I was, but it sure looks a lot different now.
Maybe you could imagine it as a post-apocalyptic version of Yellowstone. Nuclear waste has changed to color of the water. Toxic fumes fill the air. Very morbid. I think it fits with the theme I seemed to have created.
For the actual process, I took the image and edited it in GIMP. From there, I played around with the color settings. This was my first time using the program, so I kind of just stumbled around the menus until I happened upon something that looks decent. For reference, here’s the original picture: