One Four Challenge 2016 – August Week 3

Hi everybody – do hope you’ve had a great week!

It’s Monday again in my part of the world and time for our 3rd week of the One Four Challenge for August. We’ve got some really creative editions happening again this month 🙂

You can check them out, either by viewing the tags (#onefourchallenge or #onefour2016) in the WordPress Reader OR by visiting the Flickr group photos pool. You might find some of them on Social Media too!

So, here we go..

The challenge is hosted here on the blog throughout the year in Feb, May, Aug and Nov 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 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.
  • Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
  • Links to my blog are welcome.

My Image:

Usually by week 3, my brain is thinking in Black and White or monochrome. I did try a few versions of these, but didn’t like any, so I hopped into Analog Efex 2 to see what I could find…

Chillis on Cloth_Wk3_RobynGosby 2016

I tried a few things, but ended up liking the finish above – a grungy grainy, subdued feel with light leaks.

To achieve this look was very simple. I chose the Wet Plate camera in Analog Efex 2 and clicked on Wet Plate 9 – made a few simple adjustments and that is my effort for this week. Quite different to the last two.

I began with my week 1 image again.

Here are last two week’s images again also:

Well that’s it from me – now over to you and your image:

What did you decide for your 3rd edition? – looking forward to seeing everyone’s efforts again for this week.

Have a great one!!

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge 2016 – August Week 2

Hello everyone! The One Four Challenge is back for August… and week 2 is here already!  It’s really great to see the few August entries we have so far.  Please do join us if you’d like – it’s not too late. You’ll see more posts on Flickr as well.

Just a quick post from me to begin our second week :

Here goes..

The challenge is hosted here on the blog throughout the year in Feb, May, Aug and Nov 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 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.
  • Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
  • Links to my blog are welcome.

My Image:

This week, I didn’t really have a plan and my post is pretty last minute so I thought I’d start with last week’s image and then see if I could find a Preset in Lightroom that I liked. I settled on my own Gerbera preset.. I like the way it changes reds to pinks 😀

Think I’m taking the ‘Fauvist’ route this week 😉

I cropped a bit and did make a few other adjustments – but very minor ones.. Here’s how it looks. Now I realise this is not to everyone’s taste but the grainy pink kind of makes me smile. Something different. Actually I think they should make pink chillis!!

Chillis on Cloth_Wk2_RobynGosby 2016

Here are last week’s images again also:

Your image:

Now over to you. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve done again for week 2.

As I said a short post, but will ‘see you’ soon.  Have another great week ahead!

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge 2016 – August Week 1

Hello everyone! The One Four Challenge is back for August… and all are welcome to jump on in and join us.

Welcome back 😀

The challenge is hosted here on the blog throughout the year in Feb, May, Aug and Nov 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 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.
  • Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
  • Links to my blog are welcome.

My Image:

This time around I’m using an image that I took back in January this year.  The image kind of intrigues me, but the result wasn’t ‘too’ fabulous as I was asking a zoom lens to do what I usually do with a macro lens. Can’t help myself – I love seeing a closer view.

I do like those rich colours, the chillies themselves and the shadows. Hopefully I can find a pleasing edition (or more) working through these next 4 weeks.

To start – here is the original image..

Chillis on Cloth_RobynGosby 2016

..and then my first edition..

Chillis on Cloth_Wk1_RobynGosby 2016

I made some adjustments this week using Lightroom. Just some subtle changes (I think).

I lifted the exposure slightly, adjusted shadows, highlights and curves.  Added a touch of clarity, a vignette and reduced the saturation very slightly too.

That’s it for my first week in August. Your kind thoughts and comments are welcome 😀

Your image:

I’m really looking forward to seeing your images for the week and your choices for August too.

Be sure to pop around the blogs and even onto Flickr if you like, to see what others are doing and to share an encouraging word or two 😀

I know you’ll be inspired. We see some amazing creations in this challenge.

Well that’s it – the ball is now rolling for August. Have a great week everyone!!

Robyn xx

Colours of Autumn

Autumn has finally arrived and we are experiencing some cooler days! It’s wonderful.

Carrying on with my series, these are some more images of Autumn leaves and a lovely feather I found laying on the ground.

These were all collected by me and brought inside to photograph (the day was windy) – so I combined some textures of textiles and paper with the leaves and feather.

March has been a very quiet month for me, photographically speaking (and online as well), although it’s not over yet.. so I do hope to get out with the camera sometime soon.

I hope you’re having a good month 🙂