Hello and once again, a BIG welcome to week 4 of the January One Four Challenge – and the end of our third month already! I’m so amazed at how quickly the time has passed. Feels like only yesterday, we were beginning with this new idea 😀
Grab another cuppa and read on 🙂
Note: Please click images for a better, sharper view..
I do hope you’re enjoying yourselves – I know I am – and once again, welcome to all new players!
I’ll say it once again too – thank you for tagging. It’s great being able to find everyone in one place. (If you are new, you’ll find a tutorial on how to do this here.)
Joining the Challenge:
**For those still interested in joining us / knowing more about the One Four Challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post. PLEASE READ the details – thanks.
Tag your posts:
Tagging your post means 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).
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
I’m so enjoying making my way through all of the challenge posts (tagged posts in Reader) and the posts that have linked up (left in comments on my blog post). It’s obviously taking me a lot longer now, with many participants this month 😀 ..and it’s so great seeing what everyone has done for the week.
This past week was an especially creative week! Lots of artistic and fun editions this week, with new ideas!! How good is it experimenting, playing and trying new and different things???!! Each week I learn something new and I’m loving that! I hope you are too 😀
Well, lots of you know I’ve been having some pretty big issues with blurry images on my blog this month. In part I think I’ve decided it is also my image this month – I strongly suspect I had motion that I wasn’t aware of – not sure really, but I do think so… I have changed back to my old theme for now and I think the images are showing up better – I’d love to know if my images are showing up better for your viewing please.. thanks heaps.
Ok, enough of that 😀 Moving to this week….
Mount Panorama at Bathurst (this image is a small part of the whole) is an iconic Australian car racing track.
I love that this image falls on Australia Day – which is today- Happy Australia Day Aussies!! 😀
Many of us stop on the Sunday of the October long weekend and watch The Bathurst Races – in person or on the screen. For all of my growing up and now – it has been a part of my life. These races have had many names over the years – most of us just call it ‘The Bathurst Races’ – but one thing for me was true. I always watched the race on television (tv). It was just what we did on that Sunday. Race day. We still do 😀
With this in mind, I decided to try and emulate that feeling of seeing the race on those old screens… well they were more like a box.. In those days we didn’t have a crystal clear picture.. so based on all of that, here is my 4th edition for this month 😀
~ Please click on any of the images for a clearer view ~
This week I went back to the original image – cropped in a bit closer and cloned out a light post that made no sense after the crop.
Next I went into Color Efex and used Lighten Darken Centre – this lightened the centre and darkened the edges.
Analogue Efex was next as I wanted an old feel using Photo Plate – I like this effect to create an old feel.
Once out of both of these Plugins, I masked out the building itself to keep the clean bright feel of the building and used Color Burn as my blend mode.
Next was adding a Color Look-up Adjustment and Curves, which gave me this result.
The original image:
Here’s where this image started at the beginning of January…
..and once again – below, my gallery from original to the 4th and final image for January’s challenge.
Click to view larger versions of the images.
I’ve enjoyed this image this month with it’s possibilities – NOT including the issues with blur.
Ok I fixed my poll 😀 Here ’tis..
Kind comments and feedback are always welcome.. and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has done again this week 😀
..and once again, it’s over to you!!
Share your complete gallery of edited images with us this week and your original. It will be good to see them together and where you began this month.
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 a great ahead with all that you’re doing and have fun checking in to see what everyone has done this week 😀 Robyn x