July #One Four Challenge – Finale

Here we are, at the end of July One Four Challenge and it is time to present our final edits for this month.

From the start I had all intentions to do one monochrome edit, but it just didn’t look interesting enough. Another idea was to do totally crazy edit in this last week. That didn’t work either.

So, I went back to Week 1, which I liked the best and played around to see what else was there. My Week 1 crop was accidental, but this week I carefully applied the rule of thirds. If you compare week 1 and week 4, I think you can see the difference, it is a small adjustment, but it makes a significant improvement.
JulyOneFour4After that, my focus shifted on colors. I really wanted to make her/him bursting with colors, but as I increased temperature and saturation, the image started to look too loud. That’s when I imported the image into FotoSketcher and started playing with different settings. My heart settled on this soft “oil-painting” version, where I reined in my wild imagination and applied the softest touch. By adding the texture, somehow the entire image just settled down.

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So, tell me…which version is your favorite? Would you do something different?

August is our “summer break” month, there will be no new OFC posts. Some people will revisit some of their old edits, some will take a break. We’ll be back in full force in September. In the mean time, you are welcome to check the tag “onefourchallenge” in your WP Reader and Robyn’s blog Captivate Me.

Have a nice time for the rest of the summer!

16 thoughts on “July #One Four Challenge – Finale

  1. lensaddiction says:

    Personally the crop feels a little light and restrictive but I agree its a nice composition, you had lots of learnings this month 🙂

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  2. Emilio Pasquale says:

    I was going to say that the only problem with the original was that it was too loose a crop. But for some reason week two, where you reversed the image, feels so much better, I have no idea why!

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  3. Finally from me 😜
    I’ve enjoyed this dear pussy cat Guardian and the many variations you’ve achieved from this image.
    I voted for number 1. I like the relaxed crop. It seems to suit the cat’s pose and it makes me relaxed. Another good month of experimentation!

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