Well here we are in the final processing week for February’s One Four Challenge. It has come so quickly! It has been another very interesting month of photo processing. The challenge is hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me and has been a great source of learning and fun. I love the interaction with participants, and pick up a lot of ideas this way.
Week 4 Interpretation
For the last edit of the series, I wanted my Chestnut Teal duck to appear as if it is coming out of the darkness into the light. So using Photoshop Element 9, I applied the filter “Lighting Effects”. Here are the steps:
- Apply a colour burn layer as for Week 2
- Go to Filters, Render, Lighting Effects
- Select Type: Spotlight
- Tweaked the angle, intensity, focus and ambience till I was happy
Here is the result:
I like the effect, which creates a little bit of mystery. I will be interested to hear your thoughts.
Weeks 1 to 4 Progression
Just as a reminder, here are the four processes for this month, including the original image.
Time to vote!
As this is the final week for February, I have included a poll for you to vote for your favourite interpretation.
Thank you for voting and commenting. Your kind feedback is very welcome.
Be sure to check out other participants’ work, as this challenge attracts some remarkable entries, worth seeing by clicking on the tag One Four Challenge.