This week I decided to take a look back at some of my favourite images from the One Four Challenge..
The first faves that come to mind are the ducks and the old truck:
I learned so much with this image. I remember feeling at the time that this was an unusual photo choice for me, but something I’ve always enjoyed watching as an onlooker. I think I simply hadn’t had the chance to ‘be there’ before to take the shot.
This image was where Emilio and I swapped images too and brought them together – with similar final results, un-beknowns to us both. That was fun!!
It was a challenging image (knowing what I could do with it – not just for the sake of doing – I was very stuck after week 2), a fun one and a huge learning curve.
I also remember at the time, I was trialing Topaz Impressions and I was experimenting trying different painterly versions. I thought this image really lent itself to this style,
Dec 2014 and April 2015 – the old truck/jalopy. Another favourite.
I learned a lot here too!!
With this one it was all about trying new things and finding my way around new (to me) parts of Photoshop… and how to do things a better way. I don’t even know that I got it exactly right, but again the learning curve was very valuable!
Other images that I really enjoyed creating and playing with were:
Nov 14 – the seed head – my first image of the challenge.
With Macro being a firm favourite of mine, I found this image easy and inspiring to work with. I love the details!
May 2015 – the Autumn leaves – another fave because of the detail and the fabulous Autumn colours.
These are the one that I really enjoyed through the challenge 🙂
I thought I’d also share some of the software/plugins I used throughout the challenge too. In the beginning, I was happily trying plugins, but as the time passed I realised I wanted to learn more myself, so put the plugins and actions (mostly) away and focused on Photoshop itself and what I could do with this amazing platform.
Some of what I used:
- Topaz Adjust – I find this a very versatile plugin.
- Topaz Impressions trial – I really like this one!
- Nik Color Efex –
- Coffee shop Actions – I used a Black and White one for the Nov 14 seed head.
- I probably used Analog Efex at some point too.
For me the learning part of this challenge has been so good. The plugins are fantastic and I like having them as part of my ‘tool bag’, but the best part really has been knuckling down and learning the software itself.
I wonder if you feel you’ve benefited too? I sure hope so 🙂
Ok, well have a great week and will look forward to reading some of the reviews this week.