The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 4)

Oh how time flies when you are having fun! Here we are at the fourth and final week of the One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby from Captivate Me. For this final week I had fun… and lots of it!


For this week I transferred the image to my phone to edit it in Snapseed. For some reason known only to my inner being, I feel completely uninhibited when editing on my phone. One thing, leads to another, which leads to another, and voila!

Obviously I added the grunge filter, and I dare say I’ve done a little of everything else when it comes to brightness, contrast, saturation, ambience, highlights, shadows and warmth. Most likely there a vintage filter has also been used.

Below is a slide-show of all my submissions for November’s One Four Challenge. Hope you’ve had an opportunity to check out everyone’s awesome submissions for this challenge.

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Many thanks to Robyn for hosting this fabulous challenge – fingers-crossed it makes a return in 2017!





Vase of Yesteryear (One Four Challenge – Week 4)

Here is my submission for Week 4 of the One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.

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This week I’ve cropped the photo, bumped up the brightness, deepened the colour in the flowers, and then added a haze to create a glow over the peonies. I then added a white vignette to remove any trace of the background images.

Below are my submissions from the previous weeks for comparison.

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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 4)

Seriously, are we already at Week 4 of the  One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me? This challenge always goes way too quickly for me!

Fur Balls - Week 4

As is my way, being Week 4 I did a little bit of absolutely everything. As I really liked last week’s crop I did that again then had some fun with the hue, saturation and contrast. Oddly, the more I did, the more the edits appealed me.

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Below is my original photograph and all my submissions for comparison.






Snack Time (One-Four-Challenge: Week 4)

My goodness, this month has gone so quickly with this One-Four-Challenge. It’s hard to believe it’s been four weeks already… bawhaha. (I think we all know by now I’ve squeezed four weeks into two!)

Here is my fourth and final week for the One-Four-ChallengeAs always I’ve tried a little of everything and then some. I do so love this challenge.

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For this final week I’ve cropped and brightened the image, then I’ve added a grunge effect and added a frame to give more of an old-world feel. Far too much I know but hey, for me that’s what Week 4 is all about.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this One Four Challenge is simply fabulous, it’s so much fun! 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 4)

The checkered flag is flying in the breeze, we are at the fourth and final week of the One Four Challenge being hosted this month by Photography by Nic. Being the last week I have done a little bit of everything with a little bit of everything.

First I dabbled in Photoshop, then it was a quick visit to Snapseed before returning to PhotoScape. And here we are. Where was this influence last month for Halloween I ask?!


Here is my original photo I took in the beautiful old city of Tallinn – Estonia, along with all my previous three weeks of editing.

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It’s been an absolutely fabulous month. Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the One Four Challenge for November as much as I have. Many thanks to the ever patient and helpful Nic for hosting this month – it’s been a blast!

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Morning Silhouette (October One Four Challenge: Week 4)

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

This week I’ve darkened the image quite a lot to create quite the stormy effect then brightened just the sand and sand-bags so you could still see the those details. And yes, naturally the contrast has been upped… of course!

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Here is my previous week’s images, along with the original, for you to make your own comparisons.

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Forgotten Shed (One Four Challenge – Week 4)

Here we are already at week four of the One Four Challenge from Robyn of Captivate Me. For this challenge you select one of your own images then each week for four weeks, process this same image but in a different way.

For this last week I was curious to see how, or if, I could change this landscape photo into portrait successfully. I then decoloured the photo to give it an “old-world” feel and being me, tweaked the contrast to emphasize the colour there was.

1-4-4 - Portrait Crop Decolour Contrast

Okay, so here is my original photograph and the previous three weeks of processing this image in different ways.

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As always, I have a love/hate relationship with this challenge, I love how it pushes me to think outside the box but hate how it makes me really, really think. Now I’m off to find next month’s photo – told you, it’s a love/hate relationship, lol! 🙂


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Yesterday’s Beauty (One Four Challenge: Week 4)


Here it is Week 4 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.

For Week 4 it felt like it was time to mix it up I. For this week I’ve added both a Film Filter and a Light Layer which as always may not appeal to all but I kinda like the effect.

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Here are all four photographs as well as the original.

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As always, this has been a challenge but one I’ve really enjoyed. Thankfully there are five weeks in July so next week will be a “rest week” for me plus it gives me more time to search for my next photo.

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Pretty Bird (One Four Challenge: Week 4)

Here we are at Week 4 of the One Four Challenge by Robyn at Captivate Me. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge you select a photo at the beginning of the month and each week process it in a different way. This is my Week 4.

Pretty Bird 1-4-4

These were my previous week’s contribution…

This is the photo that began it all…

Pretty Bird Original

And now I’m off to have a cup of coffee to ponder what I could possible do next month. Oh how I love a challenge, lol!

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the ONE FOUR Challenge: Week 4


Here it is, Week Four of the One Four Challenge by Captivate Mephew! Now for the big reveal, this was my original photo!

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For Week 4 I did a Black and White with a subtle Vignette, also reducing the Midpoint for that centre glow appearance. Just for kicks I’ve included my previous weeks for a comparison.

Well, there’s no denying that this was indeed a challenge and all I was changing was a rose. However, it certainly reinforced my need to do something about my photo software. There’s nothing like incentive to get one motivated that’s for sure!

Now, what to choose for next month’s One Four Challenge

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