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

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

Join in with Robyn at Captivate Me if you enjoy pondering about photo effects

Others participating in this challenge:

http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/one-four-challenge-for-december-week-2/

http://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/

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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,
    Tieme

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  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!! 😀😀

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  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…

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  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

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  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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