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Post for Brendan – Sunset Burst

Hi Brendan.. and everyone :)

Just had to share this sight. A few days ago, at the end of the day – the whole sky was like a sunburst. It was amazing and fantastic. I ran to grab the camera to see if I could capture the beauty.

Sunset_burst_Panorama

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This is a 3 image wide  (landscape) panorama, so it gives you an idea of the magnitude of the sky.

Wishing you an uplifting week ahead :)

The original post on ‘Posting for Brendan’ can be found here.

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One Four Challenge – Feb Week 4

Hello again and welcome to our final week of February’s One Four Challenge!

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Hope it’s been a great week for you and a creative one!!

Another quick word

Another quick post from me this week. Things are still busy here (with work) and it’s ongoing for now.  Should be back to normal hopefully by next week.  Just letting you know as I still haven’t been around everyone’s posts from this past week. My apologies :)

Really looking forward to a catchup to see everyone’s 3rd and 4th images.

My image:

I really didn’t know what to do this week, so I ‘hummed and hahed’ and finally decided on a light painterly approach.

Please click for a larger, sharper view

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Using last week’s base image in PS, I went straight into Topaz Simplify and chose a watercolour preset. Back to PS and added a light vignette, but then reduced the brightness all over, so that it wasn’t overpowered by the whiteness.  A bit of dodging and then I adjusted the midtones, desaturated the pink slightly  and cropped the image.

At the end of this process, I’m not too sure if I like it – (I’m not rapturous about the colour – maybe I need to step back and re-view it – will do that tomorrow) but this is due to my time restrictions this week. I was looking for a suggestion of the image.

I haven’t included a poll this week, but I’d love you to tell me which image (if any) you prefer for February. Thanks!

Kind thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated!

Edit – Monday 10ish am – I forgot to add a gallery – you can tell where my head is presently ;) Here goes..

Your Image:

..your turn again… :D

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 ongoing 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.
Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.
As well as a link (to my blog post) in your own post – would you mind leaving your post link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could – this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!

Hope to catch up very soon. Thanks for your patience with my busy-ness. Next week is March!!  Wow, this year is going faaaasssst ;) Have a great week!!

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Monochrome Madness 50

Another week of Monochrome Madness and I’m back with the challenge this week!

Poinsettia Petals

Poinsettia Petals

This beautiful Poinsettia was given to me at Christmas time. The petals are a lovely red colour and I saw them sitting in the sunlight, with the sun coming through. A pretty sight.

You’ll find lots more inspiring monochrome images over at  Leanne’s  – you can even join in if you want to!

As always many thanks to Leanne and Laura who started this fun challenge :D

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One Four Challenge – Feb Week 3

Welcome to week three of February’s One Four Challenge!

#One Four Challenge_February Wk 3_2015_Robyn Gosby..and another welcome to the new folks joining us :)

A quick word

A quick post from me this week. It’s been a busy week (off screen) and is going to be another busy one ahead. Just want you to know that I will pop by, but it’ll possibly take me a little longer to respond this week.

Have a great one and looking forward to seeing everyone’s third edition :D

Note: If I have missed visiting YOU, please let me know – I’d love to see your work and play.

My image:

A simple and hopefully subtle monochrome this week..

Please click for a larger, sharper view

#One Four Challenge_February Wk 3_2015_Robyn Gosby

A very simple process.. Taken into Silver Efex, then out to PS with an adjustment layer of Levels and another of Curves (RGB) to bring in the hint of green… (Edit) and a crop.

That’s it!  :D

Kind thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated!

Your Image:

..and your turn again…

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 ongoing 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.
Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.
As well as a link (to my blog post) in your own post – would you mind leaving your post link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could – this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!

Will pop by through the week… have fun working on your 4th and final edition for Feb :D

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Post for Brendan – White out

Hello Brendan – a bit of silliness and playing with toys for this week’s post ;)

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– White out on Endor -

Obviously this is not canon – but imagine for a minute, a white out on Endor :D

Have the best week Brendan – you and your family!!

The original post on ‘Posting for Brendan’ can be found here.

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One Four Challenge – Feb Week 2

Hello and welcome to week two of February’s One Four Challenge!

Blackberry Shimmer - Saccharine

Blackberry Shimmer – Saccharine

So great to have you playing along again this week… I’ve enjoyed visiting around the blogs and posts via Reader and links, to see what everyone has done.

Please keep tagging so we can view your posts in Reader… and link up here too :D

Shake it up ;)

Last week I asked for your thoughts on a Review Month for April. This would replace our usual challenge for that month. Quite a few people think it’s a good idea and so do I, so we’re going to go ahead with it.  It’s good to go back and review our work.

April is going to be a review month and not our usual editing posts, for the One Four Challenge.

What is a review month? Well, it’s a new addition to the One Four Challenge and these are my thoughts on a review month and the options open to us.

1.   We’ll post a gallery showcasing our work from the previous months. Share a gallery of previous One Four Challenge images on your blog in April – choose some of your favourite edits from Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb OR the months you have joined us.

2.  Optional:  Rework or Revisit some / any / none of your previous images. The choice is yours.

3. You could use this month as a ‘down’ month, just sharing a gallery and getting out taking lots of photos :D

4. We will share our One Four Challenge review posts, by linking up to my post and tagging (as we usually do), so we can all find each other and what we are doing for the review month.

Presently I’m thinking that I will do one main post for April, where everyone can link up with their gallery and review posts – and if you or I do more than one post in April, we’ll still link back to this one main post.

Note: Post as many or as few posts as you feel like. It’s up to you :)

As April will be a variation on our theme, everyone’s link will be able to be found in one place (my post) plus Reader of course. Please tag as usual.

I think this will be fun.

My image:

As I said last week, for this month I really ‘needed’ to get back to nature. So here I am again with my second edition of my blackberries for Feb.

This image has a slightly ‘frozen / ice cave’ or ‘sickly sweet’ feel about it to me.  For some reason I find this edition very appealing – perhaps more restful because of the tones. Of course I know this will NOT appeal to everyone. What are your thoughts, if any?

Please click for a larger, sharper view

Blackberry Shimmer - Saccharine

Blackberry Shimmer – Saccharine

This was another fairly simple edit..

Again, clarity and contrast in Camera Raw –  then into Color Efex and added the Varitone preset and just a touch of Lighten / Darken – back out to PS and added a Black and White layer to tone down the sweetness, but then balanced the image with vibrance to my liking.

That’s it!  Still enjoying playing with bright, light and fresh :D

Kind thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated!

Your Image:

..your turn again… and looking forward to your number 2 edit this week.

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 ongoing 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.
Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.
As well as a link (to my blog post) in your own post – would you mind leaving your post link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could – this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!

Have another great week and have fun working on your 3rd edition for Feb :D

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AB Friday – One Photo Focus – February

Today I am joining in with the AB Friday crowd again for One Photo Focus, hosted by Stacy.

This month we are editing an image taken by Manal Ali.  The scene captured by Manal, immediately made me think of an artist whose work I admire – Alvaro Castagnet and I knew I’d like to try and take the image in this direction.  The dark wet streets and long light reflections are so appealing and mysterious in Alvaro’s paintings.

This is my interpretation of Manal’s image.

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I wasn’t sure whether I should be going in this artful direction or if it should have remained photographic – so I did also try a photographic interpretation.  I didn’t like this one as much, but here it is so you can see the things I tried.

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..and here are all three together in a gallery.

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Once again, I’ve really enjoyed this process, knowing that there are others working on the same image – You can view them all on Stacy’s blog at Visual Venturing.

I hope the link will be correct (I am scheduling before Stacy’s post). If not for some reason, click here :D