One Four Challenge – March Week 4

Last edit for the March One Four Challenge, a very interesting photo editing project hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.  It has been a good month of experimentation, and as always I have enjoyed the interaction with other participants.  We learn a lot from each other and it is entertaining.

Week Four Edit: Glowing Edges

For this last week, I decided to be a bit ‘out there’ and let my humble cabbage butterfly on the rosemary bush really glow.  It is electric and colourful, and although it might not be to everybody’s liking, it was fun to play. I started from the cropped version of week 1 and using Photoshop Elements 9, I applied the filter stylize/glowing edges, then tweaked the edges width, brightness and smoothness till I was happy with the result.  Here it is:

Butterfly - Week 4

Butterfly – Week 4

Just as a reminder, here is the progression since the start of the month:

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Time to vote!

Being the last week for this month, in fact for two months since April will be a review of past work, I am including a poll for you to vote for your favourite edit.

Thank you for voting, and thank you for your encouraging comments.  It is very useful to get feedback and suggestions, it’s even better when it is as supportive as it has been. Be sure to review other participants’ work by clicking on this One Four Challenge link.  There are over 30 of us taking part in this wonderful photo processing exercise, with some very talented people in our midst.

40 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – March Week 4

  1. This is nice. This is a favorite technique/”look” of mine, and you pulled it off nicely by keeping the background n the background so the glowing edges of the butterfly stand out. Good work!

  2. The technique isnt a personal fave but good on you for giving it ago. I think I might have liked it better if the background around the butterfly was less cluttered maybe and it allowed more focus on the key componenents?

  3. Interesting effect, I can’t really decide if I like it or not 😀 I think it would work better if you would only apply the effect on the butterfly and the one branch/flower it is sitting on and keep every thing else black… ? Maybe an idea to try for April? My favorite is the one from last week!

  4. I wasn’t sure about this weeks but after looking it over for a bit, I do like it. It reminds me of an outline of a Lite-Brite or something. The inner colors in the butterflies wings are really special.
    My favorite is the FotoSketcher, week 2. I think because it helped soften the whole image, which has a few soft spots with the tight crop. It gave an overall look that I appreciate! Great job this month 🙂

  5. I love what you said Chris – we are learning, having fun and being inspired!! Awesome!!
    What I really like about this week is that youve had fun doing something completely different. Reminds me of a neon sign 😃
    I voted for version 3 though. I love the light and the whole effect.
    Very nice experiments and series this month Chris!

  6. This reminds me of those glow-art light things when I was a kid, do you know what I’m talking about? You would put different colored plastic pegs into holes and when you turned it on it would light up in the design you made. Lite-Brite! (I just looked it up) Very cool version this week. 🙂

    I voted for last week though because I really like the magnifying glass effect. 🙂

  7. Lovely image to choose for this month’s edits. My personal favourite was the first edit, the crop was great and I really liked the subtle light and luminance the image has. Not sure about week 4, its very different, obviously, but I’m glad you had fun with it, after all what is this for?! 🙂

  8. I like this week’s edit – it’s very interesting and I can imagine it drawn in pastel – but my favourite is week three’s. 🙂

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