One Four Challenge Week 2 – Feb 2015

This is my Week 2 of the One Four Challenge – hosted by Robyn G of the blog, “Captivate Me.”

For my edits today, I used the photo editor, iColorama, and added blue coloring to the water.

 

 

 

For more information about this challenge please click on the link: Captivate Me

 

One Four Challenge Feb 2015 – Week 1

The beginning of the month brings a brand new image for One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn G, author of the blog, Captivate Me.

We choose one image which we use for the entire four weeks, and make computer edits on our image each week and sharing the edits we chose to do.

If you would like to join in on this challenge, please click here: Captivate Me

The image that I chose for February is called, The River Bridge. I chose a minor edit for the first week. In the photo editor Aviary, I pulled up the image into Enhance and chose Scenery. That's it.

Week 1

The River Bridge – Week 1

 

 

Tag: One Four Challenge

Monday’s Finish the Story 1/26/2015

She was unaware she was being watched as she was watching over her romping playful pups. Food was getting scarce and she needed to make a kill today for her hungry family.

The ranchers were outraged that wolves had been re-introduced into the Mancos Valley. They were a threat to their calves and were not willing to share.

Miska kept the calf in her site as she crouched down in preparation for the kill. As she began slinking toward the calf, she was careful not to be heard. Mangral, the oldest male, came bouncing toward her playfully. The calf heard him and ran to the safety of it’s mother.

The rancher dropped his gun.

Wolves are not the only predators in the valley.

Wolves have been introduced back into the wilds of the southwest United States. Ranchers were outraged and have killed most of them off. The last I have heard, the environmental groups were considering re-introducing them again. This particular conflict is kept fairly quiet in the news media.

This story was written for the challenge, “Finish the Story,” hosted by Barbara Beachem, author of the blog, Monday’s Finish the Story.

Our challenge is: using the photo prompt and the first sentence, “She was unaware she was being watched” write a story using 100 – 150 words. If you would like to join the fun and participate in this challenge, click here for more information:

Monday’s Finish the Story


(I think wolves are beautiful and have a story about “my baby wolf” I need to write someday).

 

Michelle’s Pet Share

 

Michelle's Weekly Pet Share. For more information or to join the Pet Share, click on the Weekly Pet Share Icon.

I am featuring “Mamacita.” She was my cousin's daughter's cat and has a story all her own, which now, thankfully, has a happy ending.

Sunday Photo Fiction Jan 11, 2015

“Why is it when something wonderful happens it turns out to bite me instead? Why does this crap keep happening to me?”

I sat on my bed holding my blue journal wishing I could write about something wonderful happening to me without it turning to stab me in the back. My heart felt like it was in my throat, restricting my breathing. I keep gasping trying to suck through the lump in my throat so I can inhale air into my lungs. It releases. The tears come, streaming down my cheeks.

The silent voice is taunting me, “Stop it. You’re just feeling sorry for yourself!’

“Shut-up Shut-up!” I scream, sobbing breathlessly. “Just shut-up!”

My inner voice whispers, “People will disappoint you. It happens and there is nothing you can do to change it. Remember, you have to change yourself.”

Suddenly, my tears stop. That is true. I cannot change other people, I can only change myself. But, what is it that I need to change about myself?

In my concentration to figure out what I need to change, I remember these comforting words,

“Someday, your ship will come in.”

Sinking further into my pillow, I begin thinking about ‘my ship’.

~200 Words~

This story is submitted for the Sunday Photo Fiction challenge hosted by Sunday Photo Fiction. The challenge is to write a story of 200 words.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to join, please click on this url:

http://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/sunday-photo-fiction-january-11th-2015/










 

 

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:

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/happy-2015-and-one-four-challenge-jan-week-1/

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.

 

One Four Challenge Week 4

This week is Week 4 of Robyn G’s, author of, “Captivate Me,” One Four Challenge. This week I used Week 2’s photo and made the following edits:


iColorama: Style>Coherence

Pixlemater: Colorbalance (+); Green (-); Brightness (+); Temperature (+)

Many people preferred week 2’s photo. Others liked the orange and blue color of week 1. I tried getting the result of all these qualities along with the “painting” effect of Coherence. This is my result:

Which one is your favorite?

(I don’t have a poll yet, so please leave me a comment with your choice. Thank you!)

If you are interesting in participating in January 2015, please find more information here:

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-4-polls-and-januarys-challenge/