One Four Challenge – February Week 2

We are now in week 2 of the One Four Challenge for February.  This is a photo processing project hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me which now runs on a quarterly basis and involves participants editing a single image of their choice in four different ways over four weeks.

Week Two Process

I really enjoy taking the opportunity to work on an image.  This is a slow, creative process which I often don’t apply to many of my images.  It takes time and consideration.

This week I wanted to develop my photo of a lotus flower into a black and white image. Again, this is a simple treatment, but the monochrome approach suits this flower well.   Using the square crop of Week One as the base, I exported the image to Silver Efex Pro 2 and kept a neutral setting, but tweaked the contrast, brightness and structure to get the effect I felt was right for this crisp but elegant flower.

Here is the result:

Lotus - Week 2-1

You can see the progression in the following slide show from the original through to this week:

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As always your comments are welcome.

Quite a number of photographers are taking part in the One Four Challenge and it is always interesting to see their choices and interpretations.  To view other contributions to the Challenge, click on the badge.


9 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – February Week 2

  1. This is perfect Chris! B&W suits this so well and lets the gorgeous flower be the centre of attention. It really does show its elegance 😃

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