The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 2)

It’s Week 2 of the fabulous One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn Gosby of Captivate Me.

For this week, I simply cropped my photograph following the edits I did for last week. This was done to highlight the gills of the mushroom even more-so. These gills absolutely fascinate me – such a paradox being so delicate yet so hardy all at once.


A quick recap on my edits from last week. The photograph had been cropped just a little to bring the gills closer as well as bumping up the contrast to also enhance them. Then all I did was tweak both the vibrancy and clarity.

Below is last week’s submission as well as the original for comparison.

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If you aren’t familiar with the One-Four-Challenge is where you choose one of your own photographs and for four weeks, you edit this photo differently each week. Sounds easy enough but doesn’t always work out that way, lol!





Vase of Yesteryear (One-Four-Challenge: Week 2)

Here is my submission for Week 2 of the One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.

Vase of Yesteryear - Week 2

Last week after brightening the original photo, then adjusting the saturation and contrast and rotating the photo slightly, I substituted sepia tones for the colour. However, the vignette I then added altered the photos appearance more to grey tones.

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If you aren’t already familiar with this challenge hosted by the talented Robyn Gosby of Captivate Me, it’s where you choose one of your own photographs, manipulating it differently for the next four weeks. Be sure to check out everyone’s submissions for this month!






Stylish Seed Pods (One Four Challenge: Week 2)

Goodness the weeks go by so quickly when participating in the fabulous One Four Challenge hosted by Robin at Captivate Me. This is my submission for Week Two.

Fur Balls - Week 2

Once again I haven’t done much editing, thanks to the bokeh already there, apart from my usual upping the contrast. And as you can see, for something different I changed the colour to sepia.

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Below is my original photography and last week’s submission for comparison.






Snack Time (One-Four-Challenge: Week 2)

What’s that you say? Two weeks in just one week? Yep, that’s correct, and if you are doing your math, I’m still behind a week as I think it’s actually now Week 3. So without further ado, here’s my Week 2 of the deer in our back yard.

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With my image for Week 2, I’ve cropped in even more then Week 1. Initially I was hesitant to crop so much previously as sometimes you can lose the sharpness of the image but fortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case.

Naturally I then also bumped up the contrast to intensify the colours but at the same time I added a heavy vignette as I wanted the focus on the young deer eating rather than the odd vegetation behind it. Oh, and I straightened the photo a tad!

This One Four Challenge is a fabulous way of getting back into posting and more importantly thinking about photo editing and what one really wants to achieve from a capture. If you aren’t already familiar with this challenge be sure to check out our gracious host Robyn and her blog, Captivate Me.





Tallinn Tower ( November One Four Challenge – Week 2)

Here we are Week 2 of the November One Four Challenge being hosted this month by Photography by Nic. This is the challenge where we choose one of our own captures then process it a different way for four consecutive weeks.

For this week I’ve simply changed out the colour to monochrome, done a little cropping but have left the church on a slight angle, giving more emphasis to the tree in front.


Here is my original photo and last week’s processing for comparisons.

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Be sure to check out Nic’s blog, Photography by Nic, for her work this week on the challenge and also for the links to all the other submissions for the One Four Challenge.

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Morning Silhouette (October One Four Challenge: Week 2)

It’s Week 2 of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. It’s where we choose one of our own images, then each week for the next four weeks we process it in a different way. Hence the One Four Challenge!

This week I’ve altered both the Saturation and Hues of my photography to create the feeling of perhaps a pending storm. Not that I can remember but I’m sure I’ve bumped up the contrast. (I think that goes without saying now don’t you, lol?)

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Here is last week’s image, along with the original for you to make your own comparisons.

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Forgotten Shed (One Four Challenge – Week 2)

For Week 2 of the One Four Challenge by Robyn I have to admit, with the children back at school this week and routines yet to be forged, I couldn’t tell you precisely what editing I’ve done this week except a little of EVERYTHING! 🙂

1-4-2 - Who knows WHAT I did!

At a glance I can safely say there was a little straightening, a change to sepia, the adding of a film frame, oh and not only was there some fiddling with the contrast in there but I fiddled with the hues and temperatures also (‘cause I could!).

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Hopefully the slide-show is working today, it seems to be a little hit and miss of late but why should it be any different to me this week, lol!

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Yesterday’s Beauty (One Four Challenge: Week 2)

Here it is Week 2 of the One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. Robyn’s challenge is to choose one photo of your choice then each week for the next four weeks, process it a different way.

This week I’ve adjusted the Hue, Contrast and Temperature of this image, intensifying the blue tones, giving the image a more “pretty” appearance (for want of a better description).

Yesterdays Beauty 1-4-2

Should you have missed last week’s post, this is a photo I took off the structure that surrounds the actual hot springs out at Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

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I’m sure not everyone’s memory is quite like mine, but just for comparison sake the slide-show contains the previous week’s photo.

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Pretty Bird (One Four Challenge: Week 2)


Okie Dokie, here we are at Week Two of Robyn’s from Captivate Me One Four Challenge and I have to say I was absolutely stumped. No matter what I did, it seemed to always have the same end result until I discovered the “reflection” effect.

Pretty Bird 1-4-2 Challenge

Having tweaked the hues and contrast as much as possible then cropped the bird mercilessly, I then reflected the image, managing to add a wonderful gradient to the overall photo at the same time.

This is so totally out of my realm but that’s what I love/hate about this challenge, it is so freakin‘ challenging, lol! 😉


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