One Four Challenge – December Week 4

So here is the final version, all warmed up and ready to serve for Christmas. A bit limited on time so I simply used Lightroom to warm up the image a bit and cropped out the part of the image nearest the sun, where the highlights had been largely blown out.


The warmth in this image is at complete odds with my interpretation for week 3 where I went for the cold winter’s feel.

All images taken in this challenge came from the one original image. To me they show the great variations in terms of effect that can be achieved by different processing. Here are all the images proffered in the December One Four Challenge and I ask you to vote for your favoured image in the poll which appears further below.

So have a good warm Christmas, especially for those taking this great challenge and to Robyn G in particular. Will be seeing you all in the New Year.

MM πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ””




28 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – December Week 4

  1. Hello John and a Happy New Year to you!
    I too really like the warmth you’ve given your number 4 image. The BW is the one I’m drawn to the most. Its interesting to see what can be done simply with a few changes.
    Nice work for December πŸ˜€

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  2. The warmth in this week 4 image is gorgeous and seasonal, Mick – but I actually love the black and white….totally suitable for this subject with strong textural elements and lines! Looking forward to January, in the meantime Merry Christmas πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks lens addiction, the trees and low light were what drew me to wanting to capture the scene. Never thought it would prove such a versatile image. Personally I like to keep colours as natural as possible without going all garish and hopefully I have achieved that here in this series. Have a great Christmas, MM πŸŽ„


  3. The warmth of these colors is gorgeous. This is a very versatile image πŸ™‚ It looks good in most any color! The sky really pops in this last process, I was surprised the sky had so much to give, it has not been played up in your earlier versions. Great surprise. I have a special affinity for the BW version. It is beautiful. Wishing you a very merry holiday season and New Year. Enjoy!!


    1. Thank you so much Carrie. By cropping out the blown highlights closest top the sun, it meant I had more depth to play with on this warmer version. As you say, a very versatile image – I think this came about because of the light and silhouettes created. Enjoy your Christmas and best wishes for 2015. MM πŸŽ„

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    1. Have a great Christmas yourself Poppytump, it is very mild here right now and we have sunny skies forecast for Christmas Day. It certainly will not be white! Enjoy a Happy Christmas Poppytump. MM πŸŽ…


    1. Thank you so much Diana, but I feel I have played a bit ‘safe’ rather than the dashing, bold and daring that you talk of. Nonetheless it’s great that it works and may you have a warm merry Christmas and I look forward to ‘seeing’ you in the New Year. MM πŸŽ…

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      1. ..maybe just a bit..but I still think you have gone a long way into exploring different ways of seeing from our first challenge ..and that needs encouraging ! Let keep up and enjoy further the learning curve of our artistic endeavours !
        It’s been a wonderful journey !πŸ’«

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