One-Four Challenge January

Robyn G, author and photographer of the blog, “Captivate Me,” hosts a photography/photo editing challenge each month called, “One-Four Challenge.” This week is the first week of four weeks of the same image edited four different ways.

If you would like more information about this challenge or would like to join in, please click on this url:

This is the image I will be working with this month.

First, I edited it through Pixelmater to give the water a blue tint. Next, I edited in Aviary where I used the Enhance>Scenery and the High Definition and increased the brightness.



42 thoughts on “One-Four Challenge January

  1. Hey PJ great mallard, lovely colours on that boy and so much potential. FYI your water is a very distinct shade of lavendar on my monitor πŸ™‚

    • Uh oh! It looks blue on mine. I don’t know what to do now. Guess try to fix it in the next one. Thank you for telling me! LOL! I am very limited on photos because I haven’t had my camera long. It is difficult to go out and get good photos now because it is so cold.

    • Yes, I noticed his eye. He was really keeping it on me! Haha! He had his lady friend with him that could be why. πŸ™‚ I need to get out and do more photographing! (It just too darn cold!)

      • Oh good grief – I certainly make a lot of typos from my iphone! SORRY! ony ony was to say “on my” GRR! πŸ™‚ Anyway – I saw someone had said that so I wanted to let you know it looked that way to me too – on my computer also – but it is STILL BEAUTIFUL! Kind of magical looking. If it looks blue on your screen, you might want to check your settings just for future purposes :). Hope you made out well today with your car. It was a day in the office for me and it is down to 17 degrees! BRRR!

        • I knew what your were trying to say. I thought maybe you were using Suri. Haha! I wonder if I am color blind?? Where would I change the colors? I use an iPad? Maybe that is why it looks blue to me and violet to you and the other person? Anyway, it is only my first week image. Hopefully I can make it better in the next few weeks. Did you say you are getting a lot of snow? I took my car in and they told me it would take 20 minutes and of course, it took 1.5 hours! Ugh! I hope you are staying warm and safe! Snowy and icy roads are dangerous. So be careful! Hugs!! xo

          • No snow here yet PJ – but 17 brrrrrr degrees, and we are supposed to get 1-3 inches tomorrow. I’m kinda hoping – photo opps! πŸ™‚ As far as what colors you should use, I really have no idea about photo color editing software. It will be fun to see what four different ways you make the picture over the course of the month. Just have fun with it! And violet water is cool! πŸ™‚

          • I would love to see you join this challenge. This is week 1 and week 1 just started. This will be a great chance for you to learn the photo editing (I think you said you aren’t familiar with that). I wasn’t either, but I joined anyway.

    • Oh Elizabeth, I have had several people tell me the water is the color of violet. It looks blue on my iPad. There isn’t anything I can do about it this week. Next week I will try and fix it.

  2. A duck theme for January – love it PJ – He is a handsome boy πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to your next edits with this lovely fellow.

    Don’t worry too much about the colours – it shows a mix of light blue and lavender on my computer too – but I like it πŸ˜‰
    Do what you can with what you have – if I’m viewing my own work on my iPad, it varies considerably compared to my computer monitor.
    It’s just something for us all to be aware of and allow a bit of flexibility where this is concerned.

    Love what you have done for January πŸ˜€

    • Well, to begin with, it isn’t suppose to have purple (violet) water! lol. It looks like blue on my iPad! I too am interested where I take this because there doesn’t seem to be much I will be able to do with it. But I will try!:)

  3. Lovely quack and, yes, the water is a bluey lavender colour, but I reckon it looks great. It captures the water ripples and the ducks amazing colours… not to mention the ‘don’t mess with me’ eyes πŸ˜‰

  4. Love the photo! Yes, its a regal shade of lavendar and there seems to be a problem area surrounding his leg/foot. Perhaps that just my phone distortion. Sounds like a fun challenge though!

    • Thank you. I edited it on my iPad and everyone has been telling me the water is violet. It looks blue on my iPad. In fact, I liked the look of it (on my iPad). I don’t know what it looks like on a larger computer.

      • I looked at it on my ipad and large computer screen, and the water looks bluer on the ipad and more lavender on the computer. Probably due to different color calibrations. I would be interested to know how best to deal with this, if a solution exists… Although there are so many different monitors that it may be futile! Still, nice work!

        • I am also curious as to how to deal with this. LOL. I guess I will find out in the following weeks. I still happen to like this weeks image, although a little unrealistic looking. πŸ™‚

  5. This Mullard Duck has stunning colours. The water is a little ‘unreal’, with the mauve tint, but the patterns are lovely. What a great subject… look forward to the next weeks’ edits!

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