One Four Challenge: February Week 3

Dandelion Week 3

 

So we are onto week 3 already in February for this challenge.  This is where we get a photo and edit it in different ways.  I love this as it is encouraging me to expand my editing knowledge. If you want to join the challenge then pop over to Robyn’s blog for more information:

https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/one-four-challenge-feb-week-3/

Thank you everyone last week for your help.  As I am madly beading at the moment I never really got a chance to sit down and work things out.  That is what I will do next week after Art Deco Weekend is finished.

So I just went for a monochrome look today.  I am not happy with it as all it does is show black and white and no real grey details.

So again any advice and constructive criticism is welcome.

So here is a slide show to show the changes:

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https://lensaddiction.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/one-four-challenge-feb-wk-3/

https://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/one-four-challenge-at-the-library-february-16-2015/

https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/one-four-challenge-february-16-2015/

Orange Salamander Part III

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One Four Challenge: February Week 2

Dandelion Week 2 (484x640)

My second week photo for this challenge.  Thank you everyone for your helpful comments last week on how to get rid of the bleached overexposed area.

I have tried with both GIMP and Photoscape to correct this problem.  All it did was darken the background. So here is a slide show of the two edits so far. Any further constructive criticism and advise is welcome.  I don’t have Photoshop or Lightroom,  Just the two photo editing programmes I have mentioned along with Fotor which is really only preset filters.

https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/one-four-challenge-feb-week-2/

One Four Challenge – Feb Week 2

Orange Salamander Part II

https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/one-four-photo-challenge-wk-2-february-9-2015/

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The Daily Post: minimalist

arum lily (640x477)

Good morning from a rather chilly Hastings morning.  It must have reached down to zero last night as this morning I heard the drone of helicopters over the orchards and vineyards again.  We are well into Spring, nearly summer.  This weather is going crazy.

Anyway the prompt from The Daily Post is minimalist –

Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but “plain”.

This meant for me, keeping my editing to a minimum.  This next photo was cropped and tweaked slightly to get rid of the annoying background.  That is all.

Dandelion head (640x449)

Spider web (497x640)

Pink Rose (501x640)

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

An Amazing Ear Or Something Else..?

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

http://teepee12.com/2014/11/07/a-gift-to-be-simple/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-a-simple-subject/

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The Daily Post Challenge : Bold

Lauderdale Lily

Good morning from a very sunny Hastings morning.

Last night I immersed myself in the darkroom so to speak to do some editing on FX Photostudio Pro.  It is all about having fun and seeing what effects I could come up with.  Then I read what the challenge fromThe Daily Post is – bold. So I have picked out these bold flowers for you.

I love the vignette effect.  It shifts the focus onto the centre of the image and makes it stand out a little more.  Then it was just a matter of choosing which effects were the most interesting.  See if you can work them out.

Amsterdam LilyLillies

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Snapdragons

Solarized Dandelion

Lily in detail

Final watermark for blog