One Four Challenge – September Week 4

We have reached the final week of our September One Four Challenge.  This photo processing project hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me is always such a great experience, with lots of interaction and feedback between participants.  Funnily enough, we have returned to Queensland for a brief escape on our catamaran Take It Easy. We feel a bit in a state of withdrawal with our boat 2500kms away up North till the end of the year!  So this escapade has allowed me to revisit the mangroves!

Week Four Process

For this fourth interpretation, I have chosen to work in Photoshop and apply the Solarising filter.  I then adjusted the brightness and contrast, increasing both so the mangrove and aerial roots really stand out.  I love the warm effect and the tones in the sky and water in the foreground.  Here is how the image looks:

Mangrove - Week Four

Mangrove – Week Four

I really like the effect in this interpretation. To me mangrove is synonymous with heat and burning sun.  So this solarised version seems an appropriate way to end the series.

The slide show displays the progression each week and includes the original picture.

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Do share your thoughts and feedback about this version.

Time to Vote!

Since this is the final edit for this month, I am including a poll and would love it if you would vote for your favourite interpretation.


I encourage you to also visit our group’s contributions by clicking on this One Four Challenge link.  Week Four always attracts great edits, so it is well worth the detour!

13 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – September Week 4

  1. Wow, 4 distinct edits, all different, all good. I think week 2 is my favorite, but this week’s solarization is close behind. You’ve done a good job applying these digital techniques to interesting effect without overdoing it.

  2. Sunny Queensland is hard to leave behind,mud crabs everywhere waiting for you, keep trying,good luckTerry

  3. It makes the shadows on the dirt look like water, which is so appropriate here 🙂

  4. I really like the golden sky and the alien world (as someone mentioned above) look to it. My favorite is probably the oil painting one (week 3)… all great edits this month! 😀

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