Wow, this week flew by so quickly!! Did you find the same?
Welcome to another fun week of the One Four Challenge – week 2 of January… and a very warm welcome to the new players joining us this past week. I hope all of us have been able to visit some of the blogs (or through Reader) to gain some inspiration and to leave some encouragement along the way 😀 There are some fabulous images happening. So exciting!!
I’ve been very busy reading all of your posts this week!! I do hope I found you all 🙂 Please let me know if I missed you.
This week I’d like to talk about tagging… again…
For those of us who are tagging – it’s working.. thank you!!
I’ve had a few requests for help this week, regarding how to add our One Four Challenge tag to Reader to find all of our posts, instead of having to hop around all of the blogs – so I’ve created a small tutorial – one I hope, makes this an easy process.
I want to talk about tagging for a couple of reasons.
1. If you tag – you’ll show up in the WordPress Reader ( that is if your total of tags and categories for your post (inclusive) is less than 15).
2. Myself and others can find you… easily… and everyone is accessible in one place.
The correct spelling and format for our challenge tag is One Four Challenge
You’ll find the tutorial here.
Joining the One Four Challenge:
**For those still interested in joining us / knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post. PLEASE READ the details – thanks.
For me this week was one with a few distractions and not a lot of time for the computer. It’s been my last week of holidays… they are never long enough of course 😉 I spent some time at the beginning and end of the week, but didn’t really hit on an edit that I loved this time, but I do have a result.
I’ve experimented in some different directions, so will try and remember some of what I did.
Here is this week’s image – click for a larger, sharper view.
Funny… sitting here typing I can’t remember any steps presently… so I’ll tell you what I was trying to do.
I was trying to achieve more drama and I wanted to saturate the reds a bit more. I added a blur to bring the focus to the building, but I’m not sure that I achieved that, this time. I think trying a different composition has made the building and the clouds compete with each other.
What are you thoughts on this? Kind thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.
One thing I do love about this challenge though, is being able to experiment ‘out loud’ and knowing that I don’t have to win every single time – none of us do.. as long as we are learning along the way… and I have certainly learned some great things again this week 😀 I hope you have too!!
I do have a techy question for those who are technically inclined… Ben. Robert. 😉
I’m wondering why my images are showing up ‘not sharp’ in the post? If I click on them, the clarity is there – is there a reason (eg file type, size, perhaps my blog) that this is happening? I wonder what I’m doing… mmm I’d greatly appreciate you thoughts on this, if you have any. Thanks.
Ok, it’s late – I’d better get this post scheduled!! 😀
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. 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 the best week everyone!! 😀