One Four Photo Challenge – December Week 3

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

One Four Challenge – Dec

This week I tried to alter this picture a little more. I cropped out the large black mass at the base of the photo and straightened it a little, then adjusted the contrasts and added a graduated tint to the top.


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But it wasn’t that much different from last week, so I added an effect  and a frame for fun!


Quite dramatic I think! A ghostly effect, although I seemed to have created another dark mass at the base. Perhaps that is a task to adjust for next week?

A photography challenge to Ponder About



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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18 Responses to One Four Photo Challenge – December Week 3

  1. It looks “frozen.” Very nice!

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  2. lensaddiction says:

    Oh yes the crop is an improvement 🙂 Not really a fan of the treatment in this version, its gone a little too dark and too bright at those ends of the spectrum. Framing is a nice touch 🙂

    Look forward to next week!

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    • I do feel it is too bright on some points, although I like the darkness, and I think that was the graduated tint??? Thanks for your tick on the framing. I think I will play around with contrasts and highlights a bit more and ditch the grad tint next time! I agree it is not a first choice effect but I think it has a place. Thanks for your comment.


    • lensaddiction says:

      Its all about the experiment, sometimes it works sometimes not so much 😊

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  3. BWLEtravel says:

    I like the frame. The effect otherwise is eerie and interesting.


  4. suej says:

    I must admit to not being too keen on this treatment, a bit too ‘other worldly’! Shall look forward to next week 😀

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  5. svtakeiteasy says:

    Nicely done. I like that the only bit of colour is the log, with the rest monochrome. Good cropping too, which puts the focus on the tree branch.

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    • Oh, thank you for that lovely comment. I had fun changing it up a bit this week. And those were also my thought on the cropping, in response to a suggestion from last week’s participants to remove the black mass at the base of the photo.


  6. Robyn G says:

    I like the frozen description too, but you are so right – not much freezes here like that 😜
    I like this treatment and there is a touch of the ‘ghostly’!A fun experiment with an amazing variety of tones from white through to the deepest tones and the many others in between. Fun!!

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