One Four Challenge: May Week 3

Cropped and filter - Rough pastels

Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

Drum roll please:

I now have a new computer.  I have to give a huge thanks to my son for helping to pay for a huge upgrade from what the insurance company was going to pay.

Here are the specs:

  • 2.6GHz Intel i7-4720HQ quad core processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 4GB AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics
  • Windows 8.1
  • DVD Writer
  • Brand/Model: Toshiba Satellite P70-B097
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad core Processor – 2.6 GHz – 3.6GHz
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3L (2x8GB) 1600MHz Ram – (total memory expandable to 16GB)
  • Disk Drive: Hybrid 1TB SATA (5400rpm) + 8G SSD cache
  • Optical Drive: DVD-RW
  • Display: 17.3″ Full HD with LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080)

Having a son who knows about computers helps a lot.  So I got a $2000 computer for half the cost.  So I am a happy chappy.  It is a bigger screen as well which helps.  When I came to editing in Lightroom I got a better response from the sliders.  And Photoshop works like a dream.  What is also new for me is that the keyboard lights up too.  And it is lovely to type with, compared to what I was using.

So onto my One Four post this week.  I cropped the image more closely to the branch and then just used the preset filter – pastel strokes and did a HDR edit as well through photoshop.

Sky added

Apples - increase clarity, alter exposure (1 of 1)

Then for something different.  As everyone knows I have been going to an acrylic painting class.  We have a competition on at the moment run by the Fruitgrowers Association here in the Hawke’s Bay.  So I am entering it with these two paintings.  I decided to combine my photography and painting.  I edited the photo with Photoshop to get a brush stroke affect.  I then printed the image onto a special paper which I then ironed onto the canvas.  Because the canvas has an uneven surface ti didn’t quite come out as well as I wanted.  Then I just painted the apples.  We had to showcase our fruit.  No grapes or anything to do with our wine industry was not allowed.

Artistic apples-2

Artistic apples-2-2

https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/one-four-challenge-may-week-3/

 https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/one-four-challenge-may-week-3/

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/one-four-challenge-for-may-cottage-life-week-3/

One Four Challenge – May Week 3

Walt Disney Concert Hall – week 3

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/one-four-challenge-hanging-blossom-watercolour/

One Four Challenge ~ #3

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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

11 thoughts on “One Four Challenge: May Week 3”

  1. Awesome! I am not particularly tech-savvy when it comes to hardware, but as long as it does what you want … all good. Good luck with the painting competition. 🙂

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  2. sounds a great computer! Your acrylics are beautiful as are the edits. I really like the texture of the latest- like painted on a fabric. It reminds me a bit of some frescoes that are still visible on the walls of Roman villas.

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  3. Raewyn, Im so happy for you with your new computer. Enjoy it! I know you will 😃
    Really like the pastel version of your image. Has a very artful feel to it.
    Wishing you success with your artworks. At art school we studied artists combining these mediums. Its a combo I love!

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