One Four Challenge – January week 4

Hello and once again, a BIG welcome to week 4 of the January One Four Challenge – and the end of our third month already!  I’m so amazed at how quickly the time has passed.  Feels like only yesterday, we were beginning with this new idea 😀

Grab another cuppa and read on 🙂

Note: Please click images for a better, sharper view..

January - week 1
January – week 1

I do hope you’re enjoying yourselves – I know I am – and once again, welcome to all new players!

I’ll say it once again too – thank you for tagging.  It’s great being able to find everyone in one place. (If you are new, you’ll find a tutorial on how to do this here.)

January - week 2
January – week 2

Joining the Challenge:

**For those still interested in joining us / knowing more about the One Four Challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post.  PLEASE READ the details – thanks.

Tag your posts:

Tagging your post means you’ll show up in the WordPress Reader ( that is if your total of tags and categories for your post (inclusive) is less than 15).

Myself and others can find you… easily… and everyone is accessible in one place.

The correct spelling and format for our challenge tag is One Four Challenge

January - week 3
January – week 3

I’m so enjoying making my way through all of the challenge posts (tagged posts in Reader) and the posts that have linked up (left in comments on my blog post). It’s obviously taking me a lot longer now, with many participants this month 😀 ..and it’s so great seeing what everyone has done for the week.

This past week was an especially creative week! Lots of artistic and fun editions this week, with new ideas!! How good is it experimenting, playing and trying new and different things???!!  Each week I learn something new and I’m loving that! I hope you are too 😀

My Image:

Well, lots of you know I’ve been having some pretty big issues with blurry images on my blog this month.  In part I think I’ve decided it is also my image this month – I strongly suspect I had motion that I wasn’t aware of – not sure really, but I do think so… I have changed back to my old theme for now and I think the images are showing up better – I’d love to know if my images are showing up better for your viewing please.. thanks heaps.

Ok, enough of that 😀 Moving to this week….

Mount Panorama at Bathurst (this image is a small part of the whole) is an iconic Australian car racing track.

I love that this image falls on Australia Day – which is today- Happy Australia Day Aussies!! 😀

Many of us stop on the Sunday of the October long weekend and watch The Bathurst Races – in person or on the screen.  For all of my growing up and now – it has been a part of my life.  These races have had many names over the years – most of us just call it ‘The Bathurst Races’ – but one thing for me was true.  I always watched the race on television (tv). It was just what we did on that Sunday. Race day. We still do 😀

With this in mind, I decided to try and emulate that feeling of seeing the race on those old screens… well they were more like a box..  In those days we didn’t have a crystal clear picture.. so based on all of that, here is my 4th edition for this month 😀

January - week 4 - "Watching the race."
January – week 4 “Watching the race.”

~ Please click on any of the images for a clearer view ~

This week I went back to the original image – cropped in a bit closer and cloned out a light post that made no sense after the crop.

Next I went into Color Efex and used Lighten Darken Centre – this lightened the centre and darkened the edges.

Analogue Efex was next as I wanted an old feel using Photo Plate – I like this effect to create an old feel.

Once out of both of these Plugins, I masked out the building itself to keep the clean bright  feel of the building and used Color Burn as my blend mode.

Next was adding a Color Look-up Adjustment and Curves, which gave me this result.

The original image:

Here’s where this image started at the beginning of January…

- original image -
– original image –

..and once again – below, my gallery from original to the 4th and final image for January’s challenge.

Click to view larger versions of the images.

I’ve enjoyed this image this month with it’s possibilities – NOT including the issues with blur.

Ok I fixed my poll 😀 Here ’tis..

 

Kind comments and feedback are always welcome.. and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has done again this week 😀

Your image:

..and once again, it’s over to you!!

Share your complete gallery of edited images with us this week and your original.  It will be good to see them together and where you began this month.

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).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
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.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.
Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.
As well as a link (to my blog post), in your own post, would you mind leaving your post link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could, this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!
Have a great ahead with all that you’re doing and have fun checking in to see what everyone has done this week 😀
Robyn x

Revisiting Emilio’s trucks..

Just recently, for One Photo Focus – I was worked on editing an image by Emilio

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My result for One Photo Focus on the 10th January.

As I’ve said previously, I really love old trucks and photographing them. There’s something so interesting about them. Textures, shapes and stories untold.

I enjoyed working on Emilio’s original image and the challenge presented by not knowing the background story of the image – and the photo being taken by someone else – a very fun challenge. (Click on Emilio’s link above to see the original image).

I asked Emilio, if he’d mind if I had another go at it.  He gave me the go ahead 🙂  After hearing Emilio’s story of the trucks, I thought I’d like to try for a more colourful mood – even something a bit quirky.

I managed the colourful, but not the quirky – it seems these trucks are very much of their own era. It was fun though to try and create a different mood.  Changing the first truck was my foremost thought here – the rest evolved as I went.  These 3 images are basically the same, except for the first truck.  Here are my results for the 2nd editing attempts.  Fun, fun!!! Thanks Emilio and also to Stacy who hosts the One Photo Focus challenge 😀

A note on my blog:

I am presently having issues with images not displaying correctly, so I have reverted to my original theme, which I hope displays correctly… It’s something I’m presently researching and hope to resolve at some point.  Seems I am not on my own and that perhaps it has something to do with responsive design.  I’m on a learning curve here 😉

One Four Challenge – Dec wk 3

Welcome to another week of the One Four Challenge… Wow! Week 3 of December already!!  I hope you’ve had a good week, wherever you are 😀

Once again, it’s been so fantastic visiting all the blogs, seeing the interaction happening regarding what we are doing. I’m loving it and I hope you are too.

Thanks to all who have added a link to my post and have tagged – it’s made my visiting a lot easier this past week. I’ll include the same request here again this week. Thanks again.

Could I please ask everyone to TAG again… WP has been having some issues with pingbacks (unsure if this has been resolved yet, but best to be sure), which means myself and others are unaware of your post – Please TAG with One Four Challenge – thanks so much.

As well as a link, in your own post, would you mind leaving a link on my blog post too please – in comments if you could, this way we are aware of everyone’s blog posts. Thank you!

**For those still interested in knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post.  Please read the details – thanks.

Onto my image again:

Wow, what a week I’ve had!  I started the week with not a lot of direction and just an idea that I’d like to make this week’s image look ‘aged’ again.

I truly have many directions that I’ve tried this week and nothing really felt right until I finished this one. There are still things that I’d change, but this is the best of what I achieved this week. So here it is – week 3 for me.

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Once again, there was plenty of experimenting, but honestly I don’t know everything I’ve done this week – I wanted to bring out the textures and details a bit more. I also wanted to try cropping in closer as I was starting to find the background distracting.

These are my 3 processes so far:

..and Now it’s back to you again..

Tell us about your image and what your processes were this week, if you can remember 😉 I look forward to hearing all about it once 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).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
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.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.
Links and Ping backs:
Link your week 3 December post to this week 3 blog post.
You are also very welcome to leave a comment on this post, with your post link for the week.
Tagging for WordPress blogs:

Please include the One Four Challenge tag on your post.

By creating this tag on our posts– we will be able to find all WP challenge players in Reader.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, you can create and enter the tag in this area.

This brings up all posts with the One Four Challenge tag.

Polls in week 4 again:Next week (week 4) we’ll include polls again, if we’d like to, so that our readers can vote for their favourite image of our 4 December editions.

Have a fantastic week everyone!  Here we go again 😀

 

One Four Challenge – Nov Wk 1

Nov 6th – There is much interest in this project – thank you!!

Please read this post on how to play if you are joining in. For us to ‘find each other’ it is important to link up and tag – see how to below.

Have fun, Robyn x

Welcome to our very first ‘One Four Challenge’ post 🙂

If you’re playing along.. I hope you’ve had some fun deciding on your image.  If you’re not… you are welcome to join in, or cheer us along!!

This new 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 even 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.

My own image – Nov week 1

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I found this wonderful little seed head when I was out walking.  It measures approx 3/4 to an 1 inch at it’s widest point and I couldn’t believe my eyes… little hearts and a pollen filled, felted centre!!!  I had to bring it home and then sneezed and sneezed in between photographing 😉

As this is a delicate little ‘flower’ – I wanted to try this week for a delicate feel and have limited the colours and also tried to keep it fairly light. The original image was more colourful.

I’ve decided that I’m going to share my original image in week 4, alongside the 4 altered images… and I also think it might be fun to compare our 2 versions next week.

A bit of news on how this works –

You can read the Introductory challenge post here – this explains the format and idea.

Links and Ping backs:

Once you see this post – you have until the following Sunday ( Aussie time – currently GMT +11 hours ) to create your own challenge post.  Include a link in your post to this blog post. This will create a ping back (link) from WP blogs.
You are also very welcome to leave a comment on my blog with your post link for the week.

Please make sure that your Nov 1 post is linked to my Nov 1 post etc… so that we are linking to the same week.

Tagging for WordPress blogs:

Please include a tag on your post.

By creating a tag with One Four Challenge on our posts– we will be able to find WP challenge players.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, You can create and enter a tag in this area. I typed in and added One Four Challenge (capitals and spaces) with the + button. This brought up my posts with the One Four Challenge tag.  Hopefully it will bring all of ours up in our reader when we start tagging.

Play nice policy:

I’d love this to be a friendly and encouraging challenge please.  Be kind.  All of us are at different stages in our learning.. some are beginners and some are very skilled.  All are welcome.

I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our entries this week and the progression that follows each week until the final gallery in the 4th week… don’t forget to include a poll in the Nov Week 4 post too – if you’d like to.

Most of all have fun creating!! 😀