One Four Challenge Final – Nov Week 4

Hello and welcome to the final week of the One Four Challenge…

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the final images this week for our challenge..

This month (and this week) is our last and final challenge for the One Four. We’ve had such a great run for two years.. 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.

My Image:

This week, I went back to my week 1 image and was looking to create a Black and White style that suited this image.. I was thinking ‘old’…

I tried many things but didn’t find the B&W that I wanted, so decided to go with a Matt version. I think it still gives the old feel that I was looking for..

Here is week 4.

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I tried many different things, so I don’t remember my steps this week… I worked in Lightroom again and am always learning new things, which is awesome. What a fantastic platform!

Here is my gallery of images for November..

Well here we are at the very end of our Challenge – what a great ride and wonderful learning curve it’s been! So much learned along the way and so much inspiration from each and every one of you who has participated… You’ve made it awesome!!!

Thank you so much!!  The best part for me has been making the wonderful blogging friends along the way…

I look forward to this final week and seeing your images… and then seeing what you do next.  See you on the blogs!!! 😀

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge 2016 – November Week 3

Welcome back to week 3 of November’s One Four Challenge…

Just a quick post from me for this Monday. I hope you’ve had a great week and found some inspiration for your image.

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 it’s time for a break.. and to focus on other things… (I’ll still be blogging here..) 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 😀

My Image:

This week, I moved over to the iPad for the first part of editing my image. I went into iColorama (app) and used the glass effect. I chose ‘bubbles or circles’ and I liked the overlay it created. I brushed out some of the effect for the flowers to poke their heads through 🙂

Then I went into Photoshop and added a soft gradient and some whimsical lavender heads with the tablet.

Here is my week 3 effort… A bit of an adventure.. and around the world this week too!

one-four-challenge_week3_nov-16_robyngosbyAfter that it was into Lightroom to watermark and while I was there, I hovered (accidentally) on a Light leak preset and decided I liked it.

Here is a gallery of the images so far..

We’ve had some very stormy weather this week, so I haven’t been around much, plus I was out and about this week a fair bit too… which is always a nice change. Will do some blog reading very soon.

Looking forward once 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

Another week has flown by… Spring is coming to an end and the feel of Summer has been in the air this week.  Have a great one!

Robyn xx

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 😀  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.  (This is a very simplified version of my steps).. I think it ended up having an old fashioned kind of feel.  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

One Four Challenge 2016 – November Week 1

Hello everyone and welcome back to the One Four Challenge… This November is our 2nd year anniversary and the very last challenge for 2016 – Wow, how the time has flown! ..and such fun we’ve had along the way.  Are you ready to jump in this month?  All are welcome to join us.

It will be great to see everyone’s chosen images for the month..

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:

This time around, my image is another ‘everyday’ image… something I’ve found within my own space.

Lavender - late afternoon light
Lavender – late afternoon light – Week 1

I was sitting on the back porch as the sun was getting low and noticed the light and shadow moving over these lavender heads as they blew in the wind. The light was wonderful!

To achieve this look I worked in Lightroom, adjusting the highlights and shadows – I added a touch of red to the highlights and raised the exposure a few stops as my original was a little too dark… although I did like the mood in the original.. I also de-saturated the colours a little.

So this is my first effort for this image – choosing for this first week, a lighter softer feel.  It’ll be interesting to see what I can do with this image.

Here is the original below..

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Lavender – late afternoon light – Original

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

Looking forward to seeing what we discover this coming month.  I hope it’s a great one for us all.

Robyn xx