Another new month and another fun challenge.. we’re into February already – can you believe it?! Once again, welcome to the One Four Challenge.
Grab your cuppa and read on! Do hope you’ve been enjoying perusing through Reader and the blogs and checking out all of the posts for the previous week. We’ve had many wonderful entries!
Please keep tagging so we can view your posts in Reader… and link up here too 😀
Art in all it’s forms.. and comments
This week I’d like to talk about the topic of art, relating directly to our challenge…and us, the people in the challenge – supporting each other in what we are doing, with contact and comments.
Within our challenge our starting medium is photography – but our weekly results may turn out to be something quite different. Perhaps, not photography at all.. and we may or may not like some of the results we see… and that’s ok. Consider though, we may not understand the artist’s full vision – they / we may not even understand ourselves.. but we can share in the journey. Each of us are at different stages in our development (artistically and personally). There simply isn’t only one way to do things – in this instance. There might be 4 ways or more.. 😉
My continued hope is to allow ‘safe’ room for people – for all of us, to experiment. I’m asking again – please consider carefully what we say. Words can have such an impact…and someone noticed that this week, hence my mention. Words can encourage or discourage. Comments can easily be left with an uplifting tone.. or not at all.. that’s ok too. My hope for the One Four Challenge is to host a friendly space where we can experiment freely with our successes and perhaps even failures, without criticism or critique. Friendly, constructive feedback of course is welcome, if asked for.
Process our images ‘however we like’… To try new things and experiment…and to be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Please note: this is written in a friendly tone 🙂 I’m very excited about the way you’ve all embraced the One Four Challenge!! Let’s continue to make it great. Thank you for listening.
My image: This month I really needed to get back to nature.
I’ve spent the last 2 challenge months on man made things, which I do enjoy, but I’m ready to focus on nature again for another month..or more 😀
This is my image for February. I was wandering around outside last week and found these lovely (to me) little beauties.. ‘dewdrops on blackberries’.. almost a suggestion of what you’re really looking at 😀
– Please click for a larger, sharper view
This was a pretty simple edit.. A little contrast and clarity in Camera Raw, then I adjusted Curves, but also Levels to get what I wanted, played with the Hues and applied a Neutral Density in the right hand top corner only. That’s it!
I am so happy playing with some lovely sparkly light and colours this month – it’s a breath of fresh air for me. I know what I love!!
Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!
Your Image: ..and now it’s over to you again… looking forward to your result for this first week of February!
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!
One more thing… I’m thinking about making April a review month, instead of the usual – we would show a gallery of all of our images or simply our favourites.. and use April as a month to revisit previous images. Hit me with your thoughts… what do you think? 😀
Have another great week and looking forward to seeing your chosen images for February!!