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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

One Four Challenge - Nov Wk 1

Over at Robyn Gosby's blog, Captivate Me, a challenge is taking place.
The One Four Challenge begins this week.

"This new challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.  We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.

Process it however you like…and tell us a bit about it. You don’t even have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be."

For more information about the challenge, go here.  Feel free to join in if you think you would like to.  Robyn has been an inspiration to me over the last few years and I have watched her as she hones her photography skills.

I have chosen this minute flower from the Ledebouria socialis plant I have fallen in love with over the years.
My Mum gave me a tiny pot of the bulbs many years ago and initially, it was very slow to take off.
Now, I find it in little pockets in other potted plants, even growing between the foliage.
When grown indoors, it tends to grow a little spindly which I believe, only adds to the lace like florets. This one has been indoors for about two weeks.

I, like Robyn, will save the original photo until last, but today, I have played a little with the original photo.
I don't have any whiz-bang photo-editing program and so I use Picasa.
I do use a DSLR camera, and for this photo I used a flash and then cropped the image to bring in the desired effect, since I don't have a macro lens.
In reality, this 'flower' is no more 2-3mm across.
To draw the eyes to the stamens and petals I added soft focus around the floret itself.


  1. Doris, Im so happy to have you joining me again for this challenge. I love you tiny little flower and am looking forward to seeing the changes you make along the way ☺️

    1. I'm very excited to join in Robyn, I enjoyed your last challenge so much I can't wait to see how everyone's photos develop.

  2. I am happy so many people decided to participate in this challenge. Lovely image, I am looking forward to your future posts.

    1. Thank you and I yours. I love Robyn's challenges!

  3. I love the soft focus too!!! Loveliness!!!


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