One Four Challenge 2016 – November Week 2

Hey everyone and welcome to week 2 of November’s One Four Challenge… it’s great seeing the images and editions that are coming through… Looking forward to more this week also!!

November is going to be our last and final challenge for the One Four. We’ve had such a great run for two years, but I think it’s time for a break.. and to focus on other things… It’s been a fantastic learning curve and good fun – not to mention the wonderful community of people who have participated over these 2 years.. Thank you all.

Let’s fully enjoy this month and inspire each other πŸ˜€Β  This may come as a surprise, but it’s been something I’ve been pondering for a while and some things have a time… this is ours.

I’m going to spend some more time studying.. with a view to furthering my skills and finding my place in this wonderful world that I love – of art and photography.

My Image:

As I said last week, my chosen image for this month is an everyday kind of image. The light was lovely at the time of taking and I couldn’t resist the wonderful light and shade moving over the lavender heads.

This week I decided to go further than working with the ‘photograph’ only… I took it into PS and added a couple of texture layers, then added some butterflies with the brush tool.

After that I went back into Lightroom to change the tones to a softer feel.Β  (This is a very simplified version of my steps).. I think it ended up having an old fashioned kind of feel.Β  I stopped when I was happy.

Here is this week’s edition:

a vintage feel..
a vintage feel..

and here is week 1 and the original..

I wonder if you have a favourite so far.. or some thoughts on what I might try next?

Looking forward again this week to seeing the editions and the treatments of your images.

The 2016 One Four badge..

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

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.

You can read more here

Well that’s it for week 2… have a great one!!

Robyn xx

19 thoughts on “One Four Challenge 2016 – November Week 2

  1. hi Robyn, great design in this. Leading the eye, gently. I like how you’ve desaturated the colors a bit and it makes the eye go to the lavender more. I also notice that the butterfly shapes echo the shapes of the lavender’s uplifted petals! lovely. πŸ™‚

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    1. I always enjoy hearing your thoughts Debi.
      This time the echoing was unintentional – just added elements I felt I wanted. I find if I know the subject (even flowers) – it becomes more about how I feel. Drawing the eye to the lavender was my aim. Thank you!

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    1. Janis, I’ve been using a purchased version for about a year and a half. I bought it because I have rotten and unreliable Internet. I do think the CC version which comes with PS for approx 10 dollars a month is great value. A lot of tutorials are probably being written for CC too. It’s probably personal preference and depending on your circumstances too. Just my thoughts.

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      1. Also I think I remember reading somewhere that you only have to log in online every 90 days using CC?? I must do some more research and am keen to know more myself…


  2. Oh I love the butterflies. Nice touch! I hate that you are not doing this anymore. It is so much fun. Yet, I completely understand. I wish you well and will miss these challenges and your posts.

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    1. Thanks Michelle – I greatly appreciate your support and it is sad, but time for a break. I’ll still be around πŸ˜ƒ
      I’m so glad you like the butterflies. It just seemed to fit!

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