This is it! Final week for this month’s One Four Challenge. It has been fun to experiment again and find different ways of processing my image of the Banded Flutterer. This month, the challenge is hosted by Nic who has been stepping in for Robyn Gosby.
Week Four Interpretation
For this final week I wanted to really put the emphasis on the dragonfly wings and remove any distraction. To do so, I again used my Week One image in Photoshop and did the following:
- Created a new duplicate layer and desaturated it to turn the whole image into black and white
- Added a mask to the layer and applied a brush over the dragonfly to reveal its original colours
- Added both a curves layer and an exposure adjustment to bring luminosity to the wings
- Finally added my watermark
Here is the result:
I really like this version, as the dragonfly is the star. What do you think?
The progression over the four weeks is displayed in this slideshow.
Time to Vote!
Since it is our final week for November, I am including a poll and would love to know which interpretation is your favourite.
What is next?
As always, do check the work of other participants in the One Four Challenge. There are about 13 of us playing in our digital darkrooms and some of the work is quite inspiring.
This is the last challenge for not only this month but this year. During December we will do a review of what we learnt this year. So stay tuned!