One-Four Challenge: May Week Three – The Lock

Here’s my May, week three edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge.

Week Three Edit
Week three edit

I wasn’t really sure what to do with this week’s edit so I spent quite along time just playing around, seeing what I liked. Because of this there were a number of changes that I’m not entirely certain of. Eventually I decided that I wanted to focus on the lock. After this decision was made I reduced the vibrancy and saturation in Camera Raw, leaving only a few hints of rust to add colour to the image. I then opened it in Photoshop Elements 13 where I cropped it- a little tighter than week 1 but not as much as week 2. I then selected the background wood and reduced its contrast and brightness. I finished off by running the sharpen tool over a few areas of the lock and increasing the saturation a little to brighten the rust.

I currently have no idea what I’m going to do for week 4’s edit, so any suggestions would be very gratefully received.

Here’s the original and the two previous edits:



9 thoughts on “One-Four Challenge: May Week Three – The Lock

  1. Love the texture and the close crop with just the touch of rust! Very effective!! Now what is behind the padlocked door!!? 🙂 Oh and I’m at a loss for week 4 too!!


  2. The close crop of week two is interesting for the tones but I think it lacks sharpness to stand on its own. The selective colour of this edition is interesting as the rust feels a lot like dust. I am interested in where next week goes


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