Woo-hoo! We are in our fourth and last week of the November One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. It has been very interesting and I have learnt a lot whilst having heaps of fun.
First things first : Take 2 on Week 3 processing
When I published my image for Week 3, I was uneasy about an area of blue sky which had taken a green hue after the solarising process. Although I had fiddled with the image to try and fix this before hitting the Publish button, the result wasn’t satisfactory and in the end I left the image as you saw it last week. Not long after publishing, I realised I should have used the cropping tool to overlay some clouds on the offending patch! Duh! When a few comments – (well, a lot – just as well I am not too sensitive!) came back confirming the green tinge was not a good look, I had to take action! So here is the reworked image…
Now, let’s move on to Week 4!
Image Processing 4: Cyclonic wind
I wanted to be a bit more daring for this last one, and having set the scene last week with my “Storm brewing” image, I now finish the progression to a fully blown cyclone, something the Far North Queensland region can experience from December to March.
I played around with the Distort filter… you really can go overboard with that one and create gigantic swirls. But I restrained myself and set the Distort/Twirl filter at 126°, to give a sense of the cyclonic surge arriving on the pampas field, leaving only one pampas head still standing straight.
Looking forward to your comments!
Weeks 1 to 4 progression
Original Image first:
Process 1 Process 2
Process 3 Process 4
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35 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – November Week 4”
Fantastic!! Love this depiction of the Qld weather. Fantastic (yep, twice) and a great finish for November. The movement is wonderful – very cyclonic 😜
Also really like what you did with week 3 😀
A very successful November Chris!
Thanks Robyn – it has been great. And I learnt a few things, not the least being not to publish an image unless you are totally happy with it! 🙂
Way out this time Chris a bit like Van Gogh in his mad moments with the trees and sun flowers. I liked it. You have had fun eh! Sue
Thanks Sue – Are you calling me a mad women? :))
I let loose on this last one – far less struggle than on week 3!
Love it -the cyclone in the grasses effect really works. I’ve never used that filter. You’ve inspired me to try it.
Thanks for the feedback, Suzanne. Have a go, it’s fun and there’s nothing to lose!
Yes – I might use it next time. He went a completely different direction with this challenge this time. http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/11/23/autumn-rain/
This is fantastic … love watching the storm brew over the weeks to this great conclusion! Bravo!
Nice! Glad you like it.😊
yes, very Van Gogh!! I Love it! Emily Carr also painted with swirls!! but I still think my fave is #3. For me it has a feeling of enchantment!
That’s a lovely compliment, Cybele. And I’ll remember that #3, I can tell you!
PS – I had a look at Emily Carr’s work – what beautiful paintings! I can see the swirls in her paintings of trees and especially in “Above the gravel pit”. Thank you for introducing her to me. 🙂
YW she was a most interesting person, She also wrote some delightful books ( the house of small etc) about living in our fair little city at the turn of the last century. Her house still stands in James Bay, Victoria.BC.
love the effect, but i still really like week 2.
Thanks Julz, it is my favourite too☺️
What a funny processing this week! I love what you did with the rework of week 3! I think it is my favorite now!
Hi Sari, phew. that one was a bit of a nightmare, so glad you like the rework!
I was torn between week 2 and the retouched week 3, but in the end I went for those cool, ghostly blue feathery heads in week 3. All very interesting takes on the original!
Yeah! Thanks for that Elizabeth. You’ve made my day☺️
I experienced something similar few months ago, when people criticized one of my images for being too dark. First, I was a little bit disappointed, but then I decided to revisit the image. I ended up with a better final image and a valuable lesson of an honest feedback.
Week 3 revisited is my favorite, it really payed off that you went back. This last image is very whimsical and funny, I like that swirl.
Thanks for your encouraging words Lora. I too think it was worth the effort. And the last one is whimsical – just what I needed to have a laugh!
Oooh,, I really like this week’s edit. Very Edvard Munch I think. Week 3’s not bad either.
Eh eh! I had to look up this expressionist painter! Is it reminiscent of the Scream or the Sun? 🙂
Would it be disappointing if I said from the first glimpse I envisaged…The Scream! I love the effect you have created. So expressive.
Well I guess that’s appropriate. I would be uttering a few screams in a cyclone!
Way to push the boundaries, The swirling grass is really cool! And, I am impressed with you revisiting week 3 too. That sky is lovely. I enjoyed the progression of each week, building like a good storm. Great work!
Oh thanks Carrie. That’s really kind of you.
Everyone has come up with such creative and different ways to process their images, I will say Robyns Challenge was a roaring success
Really creative 🙂
Totally agree – and thank for the nice feedback.
Well, it was touch and go between weeks 2 and 3. In the end I went for 2. The image is very soothing the with minimum processing, though I still enjoy the Stormbrewing process, too!
Thank you Emilio☺️
Fun distortion! And I like how you cleared up the green patch in No. 3 as well–very nice!
Thanks for commenting guys! Yes the distortion was quite a buzz, especially after week 3 struggles!