One Four Challenge – February Week 4

This is the final week for this month’s One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.  Just as a reminder, this project challenges us to edit an image of our choice in four different ways over four weeks.  It is often difficult to come up with many variations, and this month was no exception. I worked on the image gradually, rather than all in one hit a month ahead of time.  This was as a result of limited ‘thinking’ time, and I must admit limited imagination on my part.

Week 4 Process

But I am however pleased with the series, and in particular this last interpretation of my lotus flower.  I have taken a more artistic, painterly approach this time.  Here are the steps I took:

  • Used Week 1 edit as the base and in Photoshop applied a texture from the stock provided through the Photo Artistry course I had done last year.  I chose “Abstract 4 – Watercolour 68”.
  • Applied a mask to this layer and with the adjustment brush removed some texture effect from the petals and centre,
  • Added some shadows around the petals so the lotus flower stands out from the background.

Here is the result:


Week 4

Week 4

Your comments are welcome as always.  Let me know what you think.

Here is the full series for the month:

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Time to vote for your favourite!

As this is the last edit for this month, I am including a poll for you to select your favourite interpretation.  Do take the time to vote.



Thank you once again for your kind feedback, and many thanks to Robyn for taking the time to host this challenge.  The next challenge is in three months since we are now running this on a quarterly basis, so see you again in May!

To see what other participants have done, do visit the One Four Challenge site by clicking on the badge below.



12 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – February Week 4

  1. Catching up on reading your posts, and I love this rendition of the image! You certainly would have fooled me into thinking it really was a painting! Cheers,

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