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