One Four Challenge: Week 4

This is the last week of the current challenge and its difficult to come up with something different and creative.

However I have decided to go black and white on this photo and see how it turns out.  I originally changed the photo from colour to black and white in Lightroom then decided to see what happened when I used Photomatix.  I opened in this program and tone mapped it with  “smooth 2” to bring out some more detail.  I then put it back in Lightroom to crop some more and to shade out the background with a push down in black and shadows.

Not bad I thought but I still myself liked the dramatically cropped image the best, how about you?

one four challenge Week 4


Here are the previous weeks photo

This challenge is hosted by the wonderful Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Categories: Weekly Photo Challenge


  1. Lovely photos. It must be quite a difficult challenge to come up with something new each week. Definitely week 3 for me too. It’s very cool.

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  2. I can’t vote as I like the last two and can’t decide between them. I think changing it black and white was a good move and it came out well. It puts more emphasis on the centre of the flower which has a lovely texture.

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  3. The dramatic crop and the black/white one are both so lovely, but so different–I agree, hard to choose between them!

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  4. B&W is beautiful, too! I voted wk 3, it’s my favourite 🙂

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  5. I like week 3. Sorry to be a conformist. But have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂


  6. #4 but it was very hard. I love all of them!! Season’s blessings Kaz!!


  7. How did I miss week 3??? It is gorgeous. And, week 4 is very dramatic and pure. I do love seeing the black and white version but that deep crop, that is so special! Holiday wishes to you Kaz, enjoy the New Year too!


  8. I like the dramatic crop and the black and white….


  9. Hiya Kaz and Happy New Year!! 😃
    Apologies for taking so long to get here.
    Ive enjoyed all of your images and the BW is my favourite 😃😃
    Hope you had a nice break xx

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    • Thanks Robyn and happy New Year to you too. I had the best time, now back at work sadly. Look forward to your challenge next month. I’m a bit behind the eight-ball this month 🙂

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      • Really glad you had a good time Kaz.
        We are back to work next week also. Hols always go too fast.
        Hope you get some catching up done – I know I need to do the same very soon. Play along in the challenge when and if you can 😃

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  10. Wunderschöne Fotos wünsche ein gutes Wochenende liebe Grüße von mir Gislinde

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