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One Four Challenge: January Week 1

One Four Challenge - January Week 1

One Four Challenge: January Week 1

I decided to play with a photograph of one of my favourite flowers this month. It’s a dahlia that I pictured at RHS Wisley Gardens last September at their annual flower show. This week’s edit is soft and dreamy, maybe something that my 9yr old goddaughter would enjoy as a screen saver or wall poster. I will also show you the original image and a basic Lightroom edit, that will be the base image from which to work with over the course of the month. For January’s One Four Challenge, from Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me, I have decided to use a combination of processing software programs to create a totally new look each week.

Here are the processes that went into creating my first edit:

Nik Software
Analogue Efex Pro 2
Double exposure
Bokeh with blur
Basic Adjustments – reduce contrast, brighten, increase detail, decrease saturation
White Vignette
White Frame

Photoshop CC
Duplicate Background Layer
Clone Tool to remove unwanted detail
Blur Tool around edges
Screen Blending 100%
Duplicate of Background
Soft Light Blending 70%
Merge Visible

Greater Than Gatsby Photoshop Actions
Carving Tree Collection
Tickled Pink 30%
Bright Pink Burst – top right
Soft Pink Burst – bottom left
Innocence Collection
Create Depth Brush
Amelia Bedelia 70%

Adobe Lightroom
Reduce Noise
Adjust Hue, Saturation and Lightness

Here’s the gallery for your perusal 🙂

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Travel Theme: Pink

Travel theme: Pink

Travel Theme: Pink

This is Lisa Von H and as you can see she is definitely in the pink 🙂 Lisa is a local singer/songwriter who has been very involved with The Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking. I’m looking forward to our monthly Lovely Music Night this Wednesday when Lisa will be performing along with Will B and Willow. The event is just two days before my birthday so it’s a great excuse to take along some cake 🙂 It might have to have pink icing!

Lisa is always very complimentary about my photography and I have to say I really love her emotive music and thoughtful lyrics. Do follow the link above to Soundcloud to listen to some of her work! My personal favourite at the moment is called Hello Moon 🙂

I took these photos of Lisa a couple of weeks ago at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK’s Living Planet Centre in Woking. The Phoenix Centre organised live and unplugged music for the Fairtrade Big Banana Split, a special event to highlight the campaign to MAKE BANANAS FAIR!

And now for something completely different – PINK BANANAS!

Pink bananas!

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Lou’s favourite flowers were Gerberas. Her favourite colours were pinks and purples. It’s been four years since we lost her.

At times it feels like it’s been forever, then I buy a bunch of pink Gerbera Daisies and I can see her smiling face again, as if she were just here by my side.

This post is also part of Festival of Flowers: Week 10

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Aster

Aster

Wordless Wednesday: Aster