One Four Challenge – July Week One

It is the first Monday of the month, which means only one thing: it’s One Four Challenge time again!  This photo processing project is hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.  We choose our own image and work on four different interpretations over four consecutive weeks.  

July Image

As our followers know, I am at home alone for a few weeks while my partner Wade is taking our boat to Queensland.  I will be joining in the fun in Mid July, when my family arrives from France and we will spend three weeks together, cruising the Southern part of the Great Barrier Reef.  Bengie, our Bengal cat, has gone with Wade.  The house is empty without them!

So when I thought of a subject for the July One Four Challenge, it had to be Bengie.  She is a cat with an attitude and I will have fun playing with this image, taken on board with my iphone!  I miss her chats and her cuddles, so it’s a good excuse to spend some time with her virtually.  Here is the orginal:

Bengie - Original

Bengie – Original

Week One Process

As you can see the original is quite dark.  So my week one task is simple: lighten her in Lightroom, open up the shadows, up the clarity and vibrance.  Here is the result.  Isn’t she gorgeous?  Look at those whiskers and her beautiful eyes…  OK I am a bit biased!

Bengie - Week One

Bengie – Week One

As always, be sure to check other participants work by clicking on the One Four Challenge tag. There is quite a band of photographers taking part and it’s fun to see what everyone else focuses on.

41 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – July Week One

  1. What a beautiful cat! I love the attitude – a glint of mischief in her eyes! 😉 You did a great job with this edit. I love how you pulled out all the details on her fur and whiskers.

    • Ah ah Wade called her ‘stink’ because as a kitten she was all claws and teeth, and was a little ‘stinker’. The name stuck. She can still be a bit feisty!

  2. Great job and splendid whiskers 😉 my cats do this when I’m on the computer all the time

  3. What eyes! Beautiful. Yes, great job with this first edit, makes all the difference to see all of the image. Fun subject and image, you are going to have fun this month!

    • Thanks Ben – won’t be an issue as you will see in the next two weeks. Have had to plan ahead as I am about to join Wade and the pussycat on board! 😊

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