One Four Challenge 2016 – May week 1

Hi everyone! It’s great to be back for the One Four Challenge for May πŸ˜€

I hope you’ve been enjoying some time with your camera since last we met. I know I’ve been thoroughly enjoying our Autumn months since then and my blog is a testament to that, as it’s filled with Autumn leaves and colour and I’ve been spending plenty of time outside in the gorgeous weather.

Let’s have some One Four fun throughout May! All are welcome to join in. I do hope you’re feeling refreshed and enthusiastic about the challenge this month. Let’s go!

The challenge is running on the blog for Feb, May, Aug and Nov this year… We’ll meet quarterly on the blogs and in the Flickr group all year.

The 2016 One Four badge..
The 2016 One Four badge..

How it works: You can read all about it by clicking on the One Four Challenge page in the menu above or click here

Please do what suits you best and join in however and whenever you can.

Tags: Our tags for this year, wherever you post are #onefourchallenge and #onefour2016


About the challenge and how it works:

  • This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks OR taking 4 versions of an image at the time of shooting (eg. different settings, lens etc.).. and sharing them over the 4 weeks.
  • We will allΒ  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.Β 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.
  • Try new things, experiment.Β  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
  • Links to my blog are welcome.

My Image:

This month I’ve chosen an image that was a ‘split second’ image. Blink and you miss it!


This tiny (sugar?) ant was out having his morning drink in the first light of day. Snap! It really was a quick capture and I’m glad I got it.

As it was a quick shot, my composition picked up some details on the left side that kept drawing my eye, so I decided to crop a bit. (There is a great read about cropping on Rajiv’s blog.. thought provoking and makes you think about choices – check out the comments too). I wanted to bring the ant in a bit closer.

The Basics

For this week I processed in LR and basically adjusted the light and shade in the image – but not too much for this week.

Over the next weeks, I’d like to bring back some detail and perhaps take a closer look at the little ant.

Now it’s over to you and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing your image and reading your post for this month.

Note: Did you know that Nik by Google is now available for free? There’s a link on my sidebar…(edit: and here is a video to show you how to access Nik.)Β 

You might also be interested in my first free Lightroom Presets – see my last post.

Robyn xx

37 thoughts on “One Four Challenge 2016 – May week 1

  1. I wish I had time to participate but with work being super busy and Im in the last months of my thesis, I really don’t have time. So looking forward to when I do tho!

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    1. I completely understand Stacey and wishing you all the very best with your Thesis. I hope you do very well.
      Join in when you can. It’s great to hear from you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


      1. I am glad its still going on, and I do check the posts to see what is happening, Im just having a particularly strong dose of LIFE happening right now – including a cold at the moment

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      2. Glad you’re checking in.
        Life does happen in different strengths/doses.. Ha. I like that πŸ˜ƒTake care of yourself and get better soon xx


    1. Thank you Lore, Im so glad to know this πŸ˜ƒ I really appreciate your thoughtful comment and glad you like the softness.


    1. Thanks Julie – so happy you like it πŸ˜ƒ It was a tiny moment captured from big surroundings.
      You are so welcome to join us anytime!! Would be great to have you joining us!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ

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  2. Awesome! I’m glad I could be a part of this. I just made my first one four challenge and am already eager for the following weeks. I love the soft colors in this photo, excited to see more from you, Robyn! πŸ™‚


    1. Jazel – welcome to the One Four Challenge – I’m so glad you’re joining us πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much – I’m glad you like the soft colours too.
      Will pop by your site very soon!!

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