One Four Challenge for December Week 2


It is Week 2 of Robyn’s, from Captivate Me, One Four Challenge. I thought when I picked the image of the tree that I wouldn’t have any problems trying to figure 4 ways to process it, but I think I need to start thinking about this a little more. Next time I will have to pick an image that I am fairly certain will work a lot better.


This weeks effort.  I knew I wanted to try and make the tree bigger, and I wanted a washed out colour look, though I think I ended up with more of a monochrome look, but I don’t mind it too much.  I wanted to see if I could over exaggerate an Australian summer day.  I haven’t done that this time, but it is something I wanted to keep trying.

I have two more weeks to do something with this image.  I am glad I have another week to start thinking about what I am going to do.  I am sure I can do more with this, but I will have to try some more things.  I have one or two ideas, but I am a bit worried that I am not very good at this.  Oh well, hold onto next week, see what I can do for it then.

I am going to always do a gallery with the original image, and each one that I have manipulated, I like being able to see each one, I hope you do too.

If you want to see more images that others have done for the One Four Challenge then please go to Robyn’s blog post, One Four Challenge – Dec wk 2 and check out the pingbacks.

I just need to remind people that you can comment on this post, and while it doesn’t look like anything happens when you do, it does.  I get all the comments, though it can take me some time to approve and respond to them yet.  I don’t know why this blog is so weird to leave comments on.  I will have to get onto the developers and see what they can work out.

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  1. The crop works really well here Leanne, it makes the tree the real star and the windblown effect is exaggerated. That’s unusual for Melbourne to get humidity and I hope you get a break in the weather soon. Whereas we up here near Brisbane are in the midst of summers’ heat and humidity and storms – the usual stuff 🙂

    1. Thanks Lee, I agree, the tree is the star, it seemed like a good idea to make the tree bigger, and I think I had an idea of doing it when I took the image.
      It is unusual to get humidity here, though we are getting more and more all the time. I don’t like it, not at all, but it seems to have gone now. I wouldn’t like your summer Lee, 😀

  2. Wow, that’s neat how you made that tree grow out and give the photo such movement. I really felt like there was a strong hot gust of wind blowing that tree about. Nice job!

  3. I know it’s only the second week but I’m looking at the original, last week’s, and this week’s versions and I love this version. The split tone (or is it really only a single tone) is perfect!

  4. I do like seeing where this is going Leanne . It must be difficult to choose images to start with … unless one takes an image with the challenge in mind I guess .

    1. That is great to hear Poppytump, it is an interesting journey. It is hard, and I think you could be right, I’ve been considering the same, if I should take an image specifically for this challenge. Thank you.

  5. There is a dusty feel to this week’s image. I like it, it reminds me of a painting or drawing more than a photograph. Don’t be hard on yourself about this challenge, your talents shine through in all your images. I think that is what is so cool about this, you can’t just make one effort and be done. It makes you uncomfortable, that is where the learning and growth happen 🙂
    Looking forward to watching this tree grow into something new next week!

    1. Thank you Carrie, you are so good with descriptions. That is what is cool about it, I do find it it a real challenge doing this, and I like this, makes me try things and push myself. Thanks again Carrie. 😀

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