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It is the last week of the One Four Challenge December Week 4. I have enjoyed working on this image more than the previous one, still this last week I was a little stumped, and in the end decided that it really didn’t matter, that I should just go for it, so that is what I did.

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I don’t really know what I did.  I did put in a new sky and blurred it quite a bit. I really just wanted to see how far I could push it.  I tried embossing it and also using the high pass.  I blended layers with Silver Efex.  You name it, I pretty much tried it.

I don’t know that I think this is my favourite, in fact I know it is isn’t, but it is all part of the learning curve.  It has been fun, though I don’t know how often I will do this challenge.  It has been good to push an image more, and I would like to do it more on my own.  It is something we did when I studied photography.

I am going to put the original and the other three weeks images into a gallery at the end of this post for you as well. Don’t forget to go to Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me, to see the pingbacks of others that have participated.  Or in the read enter One Four Challenge to see all the other entries.

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This week I have got in early with my processing and my image for the One Four Challenge for December Week 3.  I had some ideas that I wanted to try out, so I got onto to it all early this week.

One Four Challenge for December Week 3

Again, I am attempting to do something with this image that I haven’t done before.  The Australian summer is very harsh, and I want to show that in these images.  Usually here it is a waste of time taking photos in summer, the light is to strong, the shadows too strong, there is nothing soft about it at all. Through these images I want to try and use that harshness to do something, not sure what, but I am hoping to experiment a lot more over the Australian summer.

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Last week I tried to show the heat, and this week I wanted to show heat again, but the wind as well, though a lot more pronounced.

When I was a teenager growing up near the Mallee we used to get the most incredible dust storms.  I can remember the shout would go out, get the washing off the line and close all the windows and doors.  Then we would stay inside until it went past us.  The dust was like a thick brown fog, and it would be windy, so things would be flying around with it.  It was suffocating and you couldn’t go out in it.

They don’t happen so much now, farmers work their fields much differently now so they don’t lose their top soil.  I don’t know that I miss them, but I love how they looked and I thought for the One Four Challenge I would try to make the tree look like it was in the middle of a dust storm.

So to do this image, I changed the colours and added textures.  It was interesting and it was processing that I have never done before, well not quite like this.  It was fun experimenting, trying things, deleting things, just seeing what I ended up with.  I have to say I really like where this ended up.  There are still things to sort out, but it is a great beginning and I’m looking forward to trying this out more with other images and other scenes.

I will put this image into a gallery again, with the other and the original. This is my image for the One Four Challenge for December Week 3, but there will be others over the next week, you can check out Robyn’s blog Captivate me, One Four Challenge – Dec wk 3, and also if you use the reader you can use the tag One Four Challenge to find others.

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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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.

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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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Robyn’s One Four challenge is starting again for the month of December.  I was going to see if I could find a Christmas image, but I couldn’t find anything that I thought I wanted to process several times.  In the end for the One Four Challenge for December Week 1 I thought I would use an image I did last week.  It was an image that I already showed on my other blog, but I like the challenge of trying to do different things to it each week.

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I made it black and white the first time, and I have some further ideas, the challenge will be if I can come up with another 3 different processes. Last month I did really well until it got to the last week, and then I really struggled to come up with something for the final week.  In the end it was probably the best one and the one liked by most people.

With this image I had wanted to show the isolation and some how the heat of the day. I liked how the black and white treatment emphasises the tree.

I will put a gallery showing the original and this one as well.  Don’t forget to go and check Robyn’s image and look for the pingbacks for the images that others have done as well.  One Four Challenge – Dec wk 1

I just need to let people know too, that you can comment on it, and while it doesn’t look like anything happens when you do, it does.  I get all the comments, though I haven’t had time to approve and respond to them yet.  I don’t know why that 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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