New Photography Project
Robyn at Captivate Me is hosting a new challenge called the One Four Challenge which I have decided to join. The way the challenge works is as follows: I choose an image that I will process in four different ways, one each week. At the end of the four weeks, you (my readers) will have the chance to vote on your favourite image. I will link this post each week to Robyn’s blog where you can find her entries as well as all the other participants’ work.
Why I am taking part
I have decided to take part in this challenge for a couple of reasons. First, because I know I will learn a lot from Robyn, who I follow because her images appeal to me, but also from other talented participants. Secondly, because I am very new to editing, and want to understand my editing software better, and push the boundaries a little, to move beyond just reproduction of what I see and photograph. The processing might be subtle one week, or take me out of my comfort zone the next! And finally, the feedback we get from others is one of the strong appeals of running a blog, and will help me hone in my skills, all with the aim of producing better images. So I think this will be a quite a fun and inspiring challenge even though it’s a bit daunting for me!
This is the photograph I have chosen to work on, for the next four weeks, and the first of the processing series. It depicts Pampas grass swaying in the wind. It was taken a number of years ago in Far North Queensland. I love the softness of the grass.
Photoshop Elements 9 is my current editing software and I use it in a minimalist way. I have been considering a move to Lightroom. But for this month, PS9 will do. With this image I removed some distracting green grass blades in the top right hand corner, using the cloning tool, and adjusted the saturation by +5.
You can find all participants to the One Four Challenge here.
Looking forward to your feedback and suggestions!