Hi folks – it’s week 3 already!! Welcome again, to the One Four Challenge 😀
Hope it’s been another good and productive week for us all – making discoveries and/or trying something new.
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.
Still proving just a little tricky, because I am going for fairly realistic this time around (until perhaps week 4 😉 ).. and it’s been quite a challenge for me trying to remember what I saw.
Sunsets take many forms, with beautiful colour and I do remember red in this one, that I didn’t capture ‘in camera’.
This week I went in a different direction, spurred on by Ben’s comment last week about a daylight/cooler temperature. As the sky transitions and the sun sinks low in the sky – the colour gradients are so wonderful.
– Please click for a larger, sharper view
This week is a much softer and very different result. Gone is much of the warmth and the grunginess that was apparent to me last week. The hint of the sun rays are still there and I’ve added in the setting sun for this edition.
Also I’ve cropped for a wider feel, removing the river below completely. I did like the water reflections below, but I think this works too as a different composition.
What did I do this week? No idea really 😛
I did research, pressed buttons and tried lots of things! Most of my processing was done in Camera Raw this time to see what I could do and then a few adjustments in PS. One thing I did do, that I think is evident was to lower the temperature (and contrast) – down to around the low 5000s.
I kinda like it and I think it has a far more restful feel about it. What do you think?
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 😀
It’s over to you again and to your image. Looking forward to seeing them again!
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 😉
I might be on the road travelling tomorrow morning when this post goes live, so please bear with me. I’m looking forward to another One Four week. Hope you are too! Have a great one.. and see you ’round the blogs 😀