One Four Challenge – Seaside Sentries

A new month a new One Four Challenge. I have selected a landscape image taken yesterday while out for a walk with the dog.

Rather than start with a fairly standard image with a few tweaks, I thought I would commence with a black and white version. Next week the colours will be introduced back into the picture.

To see more of the One Four Challenge and see how you can get involved, you can visit the excellent Robyn G, or go direct to the One Four Challenge spot on her Blog.

Old wooden harbour piles guarding the seashore
Beach Sentries

For those interested, the beach is Harbour View beach and it nestles just below Kilbrittain in West Cork, Ireland.

40 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – Seaside Sentries

    1. I like the ultimate effect of this and note your cloud comment chimes in with another comment left on here. Personally I quite liked the cotton wool ball on the top of the posts, but I can see your point. Thanks for commenting, greatly appreciated. MM πŸ€

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    1. Thanks for the response. I too like the ripples in the sand. What I would have preferred would be for the bank to be lower and the sky to have filled more of the image, but with the sentries still in the same position. May even try this in photoshop in an extreme edit. MM πŸ€


  1. So much texture with the lovely sand ripples, and the aged wood and the rocks, its all going on and this sepia process was a fabulous choice πŸ™‚

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    1. Cheers Lens, I really just tried playing around with the sliders to get a b/w version that I liked and deciding it was too cold, warmed it up a bit with a warming filter in PS. πŸ€


    1. Thank you Ben. I used Lightroom to adopt a B/W approach by changing the individual colour sliders. I then went into PS to get rid of a sign that I could not get out of the picture. Still in PS I introduced a warming filter and that is what has given it a “sepia effect’. Perhaps I just chose the long way round, MM 😰


    1. Thank you so much for the compliment. The colours were quite striking and I wanted to take a measured approach to this. So I thought it would be good to start off with a B/W and then bring in the colour. Hopefully I can pull it off. MM πŸ€


  2. I like the sepia tone, old photograph feel to this image. The sky in particular works well this way. I almost started with my mono image this week too, I really like the idea of introducing the color as the weeks progress. Looking forward to it.

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