One Four: February Weeks 1 & 2

Robyn’s One Four Challenge is back! Yay! This challenge has always been one of my favourites so it’s great to see it return.

For this challenge we’re asked to edit one photo in four ways over a month, posting a different version to our blog each week. I’m a little late joining in so rather than posting just a single edit this week, I’m posting two.

Week One

streamside camp week one small 2
Week One

I can’t remember the exact settings or even every step I took to create this edit. I know that I reduced the clarity, shifted the temperature and tint, increased the vibrancy and altered a few other settings in camera raw before opening it in Photoshop Elements 13. I then selected the area of the ‘camp fire’ and played around with the levels to make it stand out a little more. To finish off I overlaid a soft light layer in a low opacity.

Week Two

streamside camp week two small
Week Two

For this edit I reopened week one in camera raw and reduced the saturation. I again played around with settings until I was happy with the shadows and highlights, etc. In Photoshop I then added a faint ‘cooling’ photo filter to give it a chillier, bluish hint.


streamside camp original small

I hope you like them. Next week I’ll try to keep a better record of edits!



7 Comments on “One Four: February Weeks 1 & 2

  1. I think it’s amazing how you can change the mood in a picture by editing like this. I love them both. The first is mystical, almost magical, while the second is cool and barren, and frost is in the air and on the ground.


  2. Welcome back Louise 😀😀 So happy you’re joining us again for Feb. this is a wonderful image to work with. I do love the BW and am also very taken with the softness and tones of week 1. Very nice!!


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