One Four Challenge: December Week 3

Things are hotting up now in Week 3 of our December One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate me!  It is fascinating to see how each participant is tackling the transformation of their image.  This is such an enjoyable project to take part in and to observe!

This week, things are getting more tricky  from an internet service point of view.  We left for our sailing adventure a week ago, and working on the laptop on a heaving sea isn’t the best thing to do to keep your stomach under control!  So bear with me if I am not as quick to post, comment or respond as I should be.

Week 3 Processing: “Tail Feathers”

Continuing with my exploration of the White Tern at Elizabeth Reef, I am this time concentrating on the bird’s slightly forked and translucent  tail feathers.  This week, they take pride of place in full frame against the colours of the lagoon.

Week 3: Tail Feathers

Week 3: Tail Feathers

My approach for this interpretation is simple:

  • Cropped and resized the tail and rotated the image;
  • Applied the Gradient Tool diagonally and selected a deep blue to aqua graduation.

What are your thoughts on this week’s processing?

Weeks 1 to 3 progression

Here is the progression over the past 3 weeks:

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Be sure to check out all entries in the One Four Challenge here.

39 thoughts on “One Four Challenge: December Week 3

  1. Great edit! I love those tail feathers, they fit so well against the blue. It does start to get interesting in weeks 3 and 4…fun to see the progression and creativity come forward. Hope you are still traveling safely!

  2. Great crop, I really like that you have changed the whole concept of the picture with a snip! It shows the versatility of the picture to present completely different aspects like it was a completely different photo, lovely 🙂

    • Thanks Kaz, I got the idea from what Loré at Snow Fissures and Fractures did last month. That’s the beauty of this challenge, you learn and get inspiration from others along the way! Chris

  3. Its an abstract and lovely. I like how you have managed to keep the same colour tones all the way through, you will have a portfolio of images to keep by the end of the month.

  4. This series is beautiful, very visually different but linked by your use of colour. Love the crop.

  5. I love all three images so far! This one is nicely composed and balanced. I like the diagonal lines of the feathers.

  6. Love this version, bordering on the abstract. It never occurred to me to take only one part of the picture and then extrapolate from there….beautiful color tones as well.

    • Thanks for the lovely comment. I must admit I got the inspiration from another participant from the November series: Loré at Snow Fissures and Fractures, who did this with a bunch of flowers and selected a single bloom as one of her processes. That’s the beauty of this challenge, you get ideas from others!

  7. Oh my gosh, your entries are amazing. Surprising what someone can do with just one photograph. I cannot hope to compete with these. They are so inspirational. I absolutely can’t wait to see what you will do next week!!!

    • Thank you, thank you! Oh what a wonderful comment- you absolutely made my day! No need to compete … Just enjoy and pick up ideas from other participants. That’s what i am doing😊

      • yeah, nah… all good. Bit of tongue in cheek humour there. I am trying to do exactly what you said, be inspired to try new ideas and step out of the comfort zone 🙂

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