Welcome again to the One Four Challenge and here we are at the beginning of week 2!
How has your week been? Hope it’s been a good one – and hope you’ve been making progress on your image in a direction you’re happy with 🙂
I think I’ve even managed to get around most of the blogs this week. Hooray!
It’s been so good to see what everyone has been working on and your chosen images for this month. There’s some fantastic variety!!
So, this month I’ve chosen a sunset to work with – taken across a river, looking through trees on the riverbank and my aim is to try and bring out the detail, while staying true to what I saw.
Well it’s proving just a little tricky. I had low light, but was only using ISO 320, so not too much noise.. and handheld (which was amazing for me..lol).. But I didn’t really get the colour I wanted on the evening. It was more red.
So.. here is my week 2 attempt at bringing back the colour to this pretty sunset.
– Please click for a larger, sharper view
I have to say, I’m still not sure if this is what I was going for… but here is week 2 edition/attempt.
There are some things I’m not happy with: the ghosting around the trees and there’s a slight feel of grunge in the sky and a touch of vignetting?
This were my steps this week.
Again, I went back to the beginning and started in Camera Raw – adjusting lens profile correction and raising Clarity slightly. Back out to PS…and lots of steps.
Remove the bird and add another. Crop. Add Selective focus and detail. De-saturate. Add a yellow, orange, red gradient. Reduce yellow saturation. Add a BW layer, set to blend mode Luminosity and adjust colours slightly.
2 Levels layers. Hue Adjustment to red. Sharpen and Reduce Noise… and that’s it (mostly) for week 2.
Your kind thoughts and comments are always welcome and appreciated!
Change it up?
If anyone feels like adding an extra layer to this challenge for this month – please feel free to find one partner (within the One Four Challenge) and swap/combine images, to see what you can come up with by week 4. (See July week 4 – Emilio’s and my combining of our two images).
This is not a requirement at all, but just an extra if you’re looking for an added challenge layer 😀
Once again, it’s over to you, to see your chosen image and your next edition for September. I’ve enjoyed the week one editions. Have fun!!
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). Others show theirs from the start. The choice is yours.
- Try new things, experiment. Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
- 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.
Please Tag and Link up – this makes our challenge work.
- For WordPress blogs – Tag all of your One Four posts with One Four Challenge, so we can view your posts in the WordPress Reader. See this tutorial on how this works.
- For Blogger and other platforms – If you are on another blogging platform, please leave a link in a comment on this post, so we can find you!
- For everyone joining in – please leave a link to your post, under my corresponding blog post for the week.
This is a ongoing challenge. Experiment, play, learn and have fun! We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month..and if there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4. Enjoy! The review month
(Note: if you are on Blogger – I will reply to your One Four post here on my blog, under your comment / post link. I am unsure why, but my message replies don’t seem to work – others have found the same – so look for them here please).
The review months are a regular part of our challenge. In the review month, the One Four Challenge takes a break from the regular schedule to revisit some of our previous images, or simply to take some time out for a month.
This is how it works:
- May, June, July – One Four Challenge
- August – Review month
- September, October, November – One Four Challenge
- December – Review month
- January, February, March – One Four Challenge
- April – Review month… and so it goes 😉
It was great to read your feedback too thanks, on how you ‘follow and read’. I’m still using WP Reader for WP blogs and Bloglovin has been fantastic this week across the board for all of the platforms – just in case anyone is interested 😀
Week two is here – lets do this and have a great one!