We are now in week three of the One Four Challenge hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me. This photography challenge is about processing one image in four different ways over four weeks. My objective this week is to strip the image of colour, and give it an old fashion look. The Banyule Flats are a grassy wetland adjoining the Yarra River. As the river changed course, meandered and flooded over millennia, it created billabongs and wetlands. So there is significant history to the area and I want to highlight it in this week’s edit.
Week 3 Process
This week’s interpretation involves converting my original image to a monochrome in Photoshop. Here are the steps:
- Used my week 1 edit as the base, then adjusted the exposure and the curves to bring in more light.
- Moved to Nik Silver Efex plug-in and selected the High Structure pre-set, then tweaked the sliders, maintaining the brightness, but lowering the contrast and structure a little
- Added a sepia tone, light vignette and frame to give the image a nostalgic feel.
I like the old fashion details in this version. I also like the contrast as it really makes the dead eucalyptus trees and the cloud reflections stand out. Here is the result:
Just as a reminder, here is a slide show with the original and my edits to date:
Your comments and feedback are welcome. Do check out other challenge participants’ creative work, by clicking on this link to the One Four Challenge.
27 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – Week 3”
I like the monochrome version, really makes the trees stand out.
Thanks Leanne! Hope I am doing justice to your backyard😀
i just like looking at your photos.
Ooh Chris you have made my day😊
I really like the silvery toning of this sepia version – it makes the image look very old…
Thank you so much… Mission accomplished then!☺️
this image is stunning in silvery sepia!
Thank you so much Marsha- glad you like it!
oh I really like this B&W version…….such a lovely feel to it
Oh good! Thanks Julz 🙂
Wow!! This is stunning in B&W Chris 🙂 Very nicely done.. It does have an old fashioned feel. It’s a classic!
Oh that’s a very kind comment, Robyn. I had a few different attempts that I wasn’t totally happy with, until I settled on this one. It pays to ask yourself ‘what is the feel you want to project’… then it all falls into place.
Oh. This is great! Love the old-fashioned feel, and the contrast is nicely done…
Thanks Sue, appreciate your nice feedback!
You are most welcome, Chris 😀
I love the monochrome version! It’s perfect!
Thanks Cybele, it captures what I wanted to portray.
Amazing what a little Tonal Contrast will do (Week 2(, but I think I prefer this version so far. It does have a nostalgic feel to it!
Thanks Emilio. I had a few iterations of this week’s till I settled on thus one.
Love this monochrome version, it’s simply stunning!
Hi Joanne – thank you so much😊
The black and white works great with this image, it really pulls out a lot of details lost in the colour version.
True – I always find B&W highlights details. It is as if there is nothing to distract us. Thanks Ben.
I have always found and use black and white when there is a lot of texture in a pictures because the contrast in tones emphasised more.