February One Four Challenge – Week One



A new month for the One Four Challenge on Robyn’s Captivate Me Blog.  It’s been so cold and snowy here in New England I thought I’d try to warm us up with a picture taken a couple years ago at a campfire at one of my son’s summer vacation spots in New Hampshire.

Fire Week One

Fire Week One


Processing was pretty straight forward for the first one.  Smart sharpened and tweaked exposure, hue and contrast ever so slightly.  No crop. Here’s the original image:

Original Fire Image

Fire Original Image




  1. Lovely, warm image. Just what we need. 🙂 You made such a light change, I can’t even see the difference. I do love the details on the bark.


  2. Carrie says:

    My interest is definitely peaked to see where you go with this image. Wow, it feels very challenging to me. You did warm up the image a bit for this first edit and I agree with the above comment, I enjoy the bark details.


  3. Yep, it’s going to be a challenge! I do have one ready for the next one but we’ll see what happens!


  4. I quite like the image and the edit.I am also intrigued about some of the banding in the photo, is in the original as well, do you remember what camera you used or was it film?


    • lensaddiction says:

      Yes I noticed the banding on the lh side too


    • OK Ben can you explain what banding is? The only camera I use (beside my cell) is an inexpensive Nikon Coolpix L110. If I hit the lottery the first thing I’d do is buy a new Digital SLR!


      • Banding is vertical or horizontal lines that can run through an image. They are a digital artifact that is created by certain shooting conditions with particular combinations of high contrast scene content, lighting, camera settings, substantial enlargement and the shooting environment.
        SInce you have a Nikon Coolpix and the banding is most prominent in the shadows it is most likely a lottery hit of the perfect conditions for the banding to be created.
        Nothing wrong with the camera just an anomaly.


      • Thanks Ben. Now that you say that I see them but I hadn’t noticed them there before!


  5. Robyn G says:

    Lovely warmth and detail and so inviting. I do love a campfire 😃


  6. svtakeiteasy says:

    I like the image, but must admit to having trouble seeing the difference between your original and the edit! Looking forward to the next interpretations.


  7. lensaddiction says:

    Great image, like the others I couldnt really tell much of a difference either 🙂


  8. very interesting photo!!


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