Week One. One Four Challenge. (November)

Photo editing can save a picture sometimes. This is a relief to me as I seem to take a few less than great photos from time to time.

On one day, my boyfriend and I were out driving. It was on a road I had traveled before and as we passed this big barn I was like, Oh, I have always wanted to photo that barn and truck. So naturally, he turns around for me because he is wonderful.

It was a fairly busy country route though. So to get to a stopping point, we had to literally turn into the property driveway to take the photo safely. Of course, now I was more self conscious of trying to take a photo from a vehicle as we turned around. (Because backing out into that flow of traffic would just not be wise.) I was in such a hurry though that this was not my most thought-out photo in terms of settings. The sky, which was pretty blank to begin with, was over exposed, and the barn was kind of washed out.


In my hurry though, I snapped a few less-than-perfect shots during our turning around maneuver. Since this month is the One Four Challenge, I thought I would use this photo to experiment with. For my first week, I went with some basics. Below you will see the settings I chose in Camera Raw. It didn’t do anything for the sky, but I did like the look it gave the barn.


So, for Week One of the One Four Challenge, here is my edit.


If you are not familiar with the challenge, check it out at Captivate Me. Essentially, the “challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks OR taking 4 versions of an image at the time of shooting (eg. different settings, lens etc.)”

To see Robyn’s post, who is host of the challenge at Captivate Me, click on the badge below. To find other bloggers in the challenge, just search the onefourchallenge and onefour2016 in the reader.

Feel free to comment and give suggestions. I find constructive critiques to be quite helpful in my learning process. And then, come back next week to see what I do for Week Two. I would give you a hint, but…I still need to figure that part out myself.

Have a great week!









8 thoughts on “Week One. One Four Challenge. (November)

  1. Taking a photo in that sort of situation is usually tricky.. Glad you took it though 😃 love the way your edits have brought the barn to our attention with its wonderful textured feel.
    Is there any way you can bring the sky back in with a gradient? ..or I see you mentioned adding a sky? Look forward to seeing what you do! Nice work so far 😃👍🏻

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    1. Yeah, I am glad we made a rolling stop. I would love to go back and take some thought-out shots. I do need to practice using gradient. I am not very skilled at it… .looks like I have an idea to play with!

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