One Four Photo Challenge – December Week 1and 2

Being new to this challenge means that I have some catching up to do, so I started with a simple image from my afternoon walk along the beach.

I loved the colours in the driftwood in the original photograph, but really wanted to see where the effects could take this with my desktop photo editor.


Original Photograph

After applying a black and white effect with a graduated tint, I tried a Lomo filter through Picasa.

Week 1 – Black and White

Black and white with Graduated tint

Black and white with Graduated tint

At this point, I am still going with the original as the better of the two…..


Week 2 – Lomo -ish Filter (via Picasa)

Lomo filter

Lomo filter

I am pretty please with the Lomo effect! Intensity, drama and saturation but next week I will try to define the driftwood more.

One Four Challenge – Dec

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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15 Responses to One Four Photo Challenge – December Week 1and 2

  1. Tieme says:

    The black and white post processing is nice, but I prefer the coloured version! Keep up the great work!

    Happy Monday and kind regards,


  2. Robyn G says:

    Amanda – really pleased you found the challenge!
    The driftwood is so lovely with its beautiful subtle colours in your original image and I do like your week 1 and 2 versions.
    Hope you have fun experimenting and learning along the way.
    Welcome!! 😀😀


  3. coolquilting says:

    cool photograph…I like how in the original it looks like a bird is leaning against the larger log. The lomo adds a sense of eeriness to the scene too…


  4. svtakeiteasy says:

    Love your original image with its soft colours and your B&W week1 interpretation. The hole in the front is intriguing… I feel we lose the beautiful driftwood in week 2 and the hole is not as visible so I don’t like it as much, but this all very personal. And in the end it is all about experimentation! Chris


  5. lensaddiction says:

    Nice job on both processes, and its an interesting composition. I wonder if cropping that big dark spot off the bottom of the image might have some benefit – it has a lot of unnecessary visual weight?


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  7. All good- we learn from every one!


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