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One Four Challenge: January Week 2

One Four Challenge - January Week 2

One Four Challenge: January Week 2

For the second week of this month’s One Four Challenge, from Robin Gosby at Captivate Me, I’ve used another combination of programs and processes to produce something a bit more abstract and a lot more vibrant! Hope you all like it.

Here’s the list of the processes I took and a gallery of the edits.

Lightroom
Crop Image
Vibrant Edit

Analogue Efex Pro 2
Double Exposure + 2nd image purple dahlia
Zoom and Rotate – blur centred to the left
Lens Distortion – Pincushion and Defocus
Basic Adjustments – Increase Detail and Brightness, Decrease Saturation

Photoshop CC
Duplicate Background Layer
Solarise
Invert
Merge Down
Glowing Edges Filter
Duplicate Layer Twice
Invert + Exclusion Blending 50% on 1st Layer
Invert + Difference Blending 100% on 2nd Layer
Merge Visible
Blur Tool

Colour Efex Pro
Tonal Contrast
Skin Softner
Bi-Colour Gradient
Pro Contrast

Analogue Efex Pro 2
Classic Camera 6 customised filter

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One Four Challenge: November Week 2

One Four Ways - November Week 2

One Four Challenge: November Week 2

For my second week of this challenge, from Robyn Gosby of Captivate Me, I’ve added some drama to my image. I imported a basic Lightroom edit into Nik Colour Efex Pro, then used Dark Contrast, Detail Extraction, Tonal and Pro Contrast with a warm Glamour Glow to really bring out the structural details of the seed-heads. I increased some warm features and smoothed the background in Lightroom before exporting my final copy. I really wanted to put the essence of Autumn into the image this week! Hope you like it 🙂

I’m adding a gallery to show all the versions of the image including the original.

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Monochrome Madness: Shoreline Of Sheppey

Shoreline of Sheppey

Monochrome Madness: Shoreline Of Sheppey

There are a few other moody landscapes alongside mine in Monochrome Madness: Week 23, hosted by the brilliant Leanne Cole and ably assisted by Laura Macky.

The storm clouds converging on the Isle of Sheppey, as we picnicked on the beach, a few weeks ago were a wonderful sight. If I’d had my wet weather gear I could have happily stayed there to watch the full show! I suspect I would have lost my ride though 😉

This second, colour image is from the same spot looking across the Medway and the Thames Estuary toward Southend. We were clearly able see the shoreline and the town itself just five minutes before the clouds devoured it from out sight. There’s nothing quite like a good Summer storm!

Summer Storm

Both of these images were processed in Lightroom with the Nik Software plugin, using Silver Efex Pro and Colour Efex Pro.