One Four Challenge Ultimate Edit; Yellow Flower Looking Down

Robyn over at captivate me has come up with a cool challenge to edit a picture 4 ways called, One Four Challenge. The idea is that you choose one picture for the month, each week edit the shot differently and share it. At the end of the month you will have four different images. You can read more about the challenge here.

With the One Four Challenge taking a break throughout April. I thought it would be a good to look back and create an Ultimate Edit each week in April of my One Four Challenge images.
February’s image was a top down picture taken the summer before. The debate throughout February’s posts was if the image should be square format of not. I was firmly on the side not to square crop, but I did post images of both crops in the end. The final image of the Challenge was in my opinion the Ultimate edit, so it was interesting preparing this ultimate image post.

I decided I liked the Black and white infrared image from week three and decided to improve this image.

BW infrared Symmetry

To get this effect I made a copy of the week two’s image and adjusted the highlights a bit and removed the split toning.
I opened the raw file in Photoshop and used guides to divide the image and the pen tool to create 1/8th slice of the image. I duplicated, rotated and flipped the slice to piece the image together, creating a symmetrical image. I then sharpened the image and added a split toning with colour balance.

I think this is a better image than week two as there is more definition in the image and feels much brighter.

Click on the thumbnails to see the pictures in a higher resolution.

Let me know in the comments what you think of this ultimate edit.

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19 thoughts on “One Four Challenge Ultimate Edit; Yellow Flower Looking Down

    • I was a bit stuck after the final edit from this series was so good IMHO. I liked the infrared style and thought adding the symmetry would raise give the image a bit of pow. It seems to have paid off.
      I am glad you like the final effect Robyn.

  1. This is definitely the Ultimate Edit! He symmetry is amazing. The mosaic effect in the middle is mesmerizing!! I didn’t even know you could do this to an image with the splicing 🙂

    • Hi Kristen< Once you have selected a slice on the image and made enough copies it creates a kind of kaleidoscope effect. It is quite fun I think it is the second flower I have done it with and each comes out with its own patterns.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  2. Wow. These are amazing Ben. The first one (original) looks as if the flower forms the iris of an eye. So cool. And I love the rest as well, especially the chalky colours in the last photo.

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