Wow! Another week has flown by in my part of the world – and here we are once again in our final week – week 4 for September. Hope it’s been another good and productive week for us all – I know I’ve learnt new things, but they’re not what I expected… more on that further on.
I do want to say up front I’m way behind in reading – my apologies – it’s been a very full week, with not a lot of spare time… I will catch up!
As I write this, I still don’t know if I have a week 4 image as yet or not. My image has proved to be a tricky one this time around… It’s now late and I’ve finished with an idea that I think has merit… so my post is scheduled as usual.
I hope it’s ok – I’m going to post this so you have a post to link up to.. and I’m going to come back soon and write about my very last minute image.Editing and description below now 😀
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Ok, I’m back to edit my post on Monday morning.
Working with this image has been a learning curve.. and a good one I think. After the second week, I realised that my image did have noise, but it was different. The bottom part of the image showed strong banding when I tried to open the shadows, so that wasn’t an option. I could have dealt with some of the noise, but it would have softened the image… and I wasn’t looking for that, so it left me pondering and wondering.
I tried many different things this past week, but the biggest thing I think I’ve learned is that maybe some images don’t have 4 edits in them?? Maybe? BW wasn’t an option with this one either, which surprised me – the image is actually unbalanced – heavy at the bottom, light at the top.
Finally I opted for a split tone edit and then I added a texture layer and cropped closer.
I’m not rapturous about this one – I wonder what you think this time around? Kind comments and thoughts are welcome 🙂
I’m hoping to really find some inspiration for October!!
Looking forward to seeing your image 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 😉
See you soon! I’m aiming to catch up with everyone this week. Have a great one!