One-Four Challenge: February Week Four

Here’s my fourth edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge.

For this final edit I wanted to  repeat the soft, dreamy look of week 2 but with a few changes.

Ponies week 4.4

1) I selected the crop used on last weeks image.

2) I wanted to reduce the brightness of the whites on the ponies backs, an issue that had been raised in previous weeks by lensaddiction. I did this using by selecting these areas and using the levels adjustment to reduce the white output.

3) To create a softer image, I slightly lowered the midtones and reduced the contrast and saturation.

4) I  imported the image into PicMonkey where I added a frost edge and some glowy bokeh.

At stage 4 I also imported the image into Fotosketcher where I played around with the different artistic effects – I rather liked the watercolour effect so I thought I’d share that one with you as well!

Ponies week 4 watercolour

Here’s all the edits for comparison:




19 thoughts on “One-Four Challenge: February Week Four

  1. I don’t know how I missed your images this month… I really like this week’s dreamy edit. But I actually like the original too! What a cute little image of ponies! And the dandelions, one of my favorite flowers! Great job this month. 🙂

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  2. Hi Louise, yes the blown out bits are a lot better in this variation, I like the image with the bokeh tho with all the flowers and stuff I found it all a bit distracting from the point of the image which is the ponies 🙂

    But the point of this challenge is to try new and exciting things and you certainly achieved that this month. I did like the much tighter crop a lot once you did that. Looking forward to next month 🙂

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    1. That was one problem I found with adding the ‘dreamy’ effect to the tighter crop. I toned down the bokeh a lot compared to week 2 but with so little space between the ponies and the edge of the picture it was bound to be distracting. 🙂 I’m glad you liked my efforts. Your advice has been invaluable over the month and I’ve learnt so much about photo editing. Thank you. 🙂


      1. Sorry for the late reply, Im glad that my comments have been helpful, that is my intention, to try and help 🙂 And you have clearly been willing to experiment and try new things, and it shows in this months image, great job!

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