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



Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

13 replies on “February One Four Challenge – Week One

  1. 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.


      1. 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.


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