Monochrome Madness 38

Another week of Monochrome Madness! I love this challenge and seeing in monochrome.

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My image this week is about softness and light. Yes there is a touch of pink in this image as well, so not technically monochrome – I suppose more like ‘duochrome’ ;) Is there such a thing? The processing was a happy accident!

Thanks as always to Leanne and Laura.  I still look forward to finding my monochrome image every week :) ..and love seeing all the other images in the gallery too!

Pop on over to Leanne’s to see everyone’s image for this week of madness and as always many thanks to Leanne and to Laura for cheering us on!!

One Four Challenge – Nov wk 3

Welcome again …to week 3 of our November One Four Challenge :) .. and a friendly welcome to our new players as well.  Glad you found us here!

This past week has been another fun week with most of us trying something different and perhaps even something we haven’t tried before.

It’s been great visiting around the blogs, seeing what everyone is saying about each other’s images and processes too. We learn things and encourage each other!

I’m so happy that people are interested in this project – thanks again for joining me.

Ok, something I need to mention is this:

Just in case you missed the Introductory post – this is a perpetual challenge – that is until we’ve had enough :)

We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month, so be looking for December’s image too – Play along in the months you are able.

If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.

**For those still interested in knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post.  PLEASE READ the details – thanks.

If you’ve only just found the challenge and you want to join us – Begin with this week (3) and move forward from here.

My image: I knew this week I wanted to do monochrome – this is my result. Put your sunnies on!!

##Seedhead_Mono_OneFourChallenge_Nov3_2014_RobynGosby

What did I do with my editing this week?  I tried lots of things, until I got a result I was happy with.

I started out using a B&W action (preset steps), but it was way too bright, so I reduced the brightness, added some more detail, some diffusion, another vignette… and then changed the tones. That’s basically it.

So, here are my 3 processes.

Now it’s over to you  :)  I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has done again this week and how you have gone about things.

Share your 3 edited images with us this week – to compare progress, changes, edits etc.  It will be good to see them together.

About the challenge and how it works:

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.

Links and Ping backs:

Link your week 3 post to this week 3 blog post.
You are also very welcome to leave a comment on this post, with your post link for the week.

Tagging for WordPress blogs:

Please include the One Four Challenge tag on your post.

By creating this tag on our posts– we will be able to find all WP challenge players in Reader.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, you can create and enter the tag in this area.

This brings up all posts with the One Four Challenge tag.

Inspiration?

If you’re looking for some extra inspiration on what to do for next week – go over to Stacy’s and check out the Anniversary post of the AB Forum this week – all the players edited the same image – just for this week.  Very inspiring, but also really great to see the different treatments given to the one image.

Also, some of our One Four Challenge players participate in the AB forum, so pop over and cheer them on!

Ok… have a fantastic week!  So looking forward to seeing everyone’s edit again this week.

Robyn x

Abstracts – Surface, light and texture..

It’s Friday! :D

Some more experimenting for me this week – with surface, light and texture – my subjects in these experiments being, hard fences and soft seed heads.

These images are all so abstract and not so much about the subject matter.  I’m ok with that – this time ;)

It’s become more about shapes, tones and textures, due to light (or lack of) and depth of field.  I find that very appealing.

Fence wire 3 - RobynGosby_2014

The fences were photographed in black and white – Wow, I love that!  It’s how I learnt to photograph and I think I ‘see’ better in black and white :)

Also, the seed heads were photographed in the morning light and the fences were captured in the late afternoon light.

- click on the gallery for a closer view

I’m having so much fun experimenting again.. I’d like it to be something I do more often.  Fun!!

Well, I think that’s it from me for this week… so I hope we all have a great weekend!! Enjoy yours when it comes around.

Oh, one more thing… I want to give a big Shout Out to Stacy!

Stacy hosts the After Before (AB) forum – another fun editing challenge and this Friday (8am EST), the AB challengers are participating in a very special 6 month anniversary event, where they are all editing the same image – pop on over to check it out!  I’m going to!

New players are most welcome to join the AB forum, regardless of skill level and Stacy is a very fun host :)

See you Monday for week 3 of November’s One Four Challenge!! :D

Robyn x

Monochrome Madness 37

Another week, another fun challenge!! :)

This week for Monochrome Madness, I had no idea – once again, what I might do.  I seem to have been inside a whole lot lately… or maybe it just feels like that.

There is nothing educational about this week’s image either – like last week’s image ;)

Nope, this one is simply a made up image, about shiny things.  Reflections, light and surface  – one of my favourite combinations.

MonochromeMadness_Differences_RobynGosby_2014

Once again, my sincere thanks to Leanne for her dedication in making this challenge happen every week.. and as always to Laura!!

One Four Challenge – Nov wk 2

Hello and a big welcome to week 2 of our November One Four Challenge :)

Edit 11th Nov: Just in case you missed the Introductory post – this is a perpetual challenge – that is until we’ve had enough :)

We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.  Thought I’d better mention that, so be looking for December’s image too – Play along in the months you are able.

It’s been a crazy, fun week with lots of interest in this project – thanks for joining me – I think we’re going to have fun and hopefully learn plenty along the way!!

**For those still interested in knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post.  PLEASE READ the details -thanks.

If you’ve only just found the challenge and you want to join us – Begin with week 2 and move forward from here.

For my image this week… I decided to start with the base image I created last week.  That wasn’t necessarily my plan, but I liked the progress I had made so far.

Seedhead_Warm_OneFourChallenge_Nov2_2014_RobynGosby
– tiny seed head

So to create this image this week, my additions and changes were:

- Curves to lighten and darken in areas

- Add a warm photo filter to take the sweetness (my word) off the image

- Sharpen and crop

- Add a subtle vignette.

- I did also experiment with taking out the bottom hearts touching the edge – but I didn’t like it.  It left the seed head kind of floating in space.  I read in one of my drawing books, that touching an edge creates interest and tension.  I prefer it for this image.

I’ve had fun learning and experimenting with different things this week.  I hope you have too!!

Here are my 2 processes so far.  I’m still trying to keep it light and soft.

Now it’s over to you again :)  I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has done this week and how you have gone about things.

If you can, share your 2 images with us this week – to compare progress, changes, edits etc.  It will be good to see the 2 together.

Did you start again from the beginning with your image?  Did you keep going from where you left off like me? Are you planning a monochrome version or have you already done one? Tell us a bit about what you did.

About the challenge and how it works:

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post.

Links and Ping backs:

Link your week 2 post to this week 2 blog post. This will create a ping back (link) from WP blogs.
You are also very welcome to leave a comment with your post link for the week.

Tagging for WordPress blogs:

Please include the One Four Challenge tag on your post.

By creating this tag on our posts– we will be able to find all WP challenge players in Reader.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, you can create and enter the tag in this area.

This brings up all posts with the One Four Challenge tag.

Ok… have a fantastic week!  So looking forward to seeing everyone’s 2nd edit this week.

Robyn x

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