One Four Challenge III – The Fallen

In honour of Remembrance Day marking the end of the second world war, I bring you “Fallen” for my latest version of the One Four Challenge.

The One Four Challenge is the brainchild of Robyn G from RobynG Fine Art and involves taking a single image and then over a four week period presenting four different versions of that same image. It is a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.

Without further ado, here is “Fallen”:

leaves on a forest floor
The Fallen


I have not doctored the colours of the leaves and as I etched away on the black and white version I did not know until I started on each leaf, the colour that was about to be revealed.

For my other interpretations of this image please go to One Four Challenge I and One Four Challenge II.

Have a good week, MM πŸ€


36 thoughts on “One Four Challenge III – The Fallen

  1. Really nice concept and great execution. I would comment on my monitor the coloured leaves are quite saturated and so are VERY bright which may well have been the point πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Lens Addiction, the leaves are done quite bright in order to standout and have an effect. I wanted each leaf to be isolated and thus to stand out more. If done at normal colour I don’t think that would have been the case and the result too muted all round. πŸ‘


  2. This version is quite beautiful ! The colourful leaves are nicely enhanced by the desaturated background truly feels that they have fallen !
    ..and what a great dedication also..with lots of meanings and symbolism !
    I like this version John !))) well done !

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    1. Thank you so much Diana, I think the symbolism works well and by picking out just a handful of leaves it exaggerates it even more. Even the differing colours of the leaves can be seen as symbolic. Thank you for your input Diana, as always appreciated, MM πŸ€

      PS Guess the pressure is now really on for week 4 of the challenge.

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      1. Your persistence in exploring new ways of seeing is paying off..
        ..btw, did you selected the leaves individually to give them the different colour?
        I liked the symbolism of the green Irish fallen leaves..πŸ˜‰

        I week will be very interesting !πŸ˜€


      2. I simply worked on the black and white version and painted off the “mask” to reveal what was beneath. So I did not know before scraping away, what colour of leaf I had chosen. The key to each leaf selected was its spacing from the other leaves revealed. Roll on week 4. MM πŸ€


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