One Four Challenge; In My Room Grunge

The one four challenge is where you take one picture and over a month each week edit the picture in a different way.  At the end of the month you have four different images and four different interpretations of the image. You can read more about the challenge here.

The third post of the One Four Challenge is kind of like writing the third album. You have played your obvious tricks; a colour version, a black and white and now you are left to try and use the creative side of your brain to wow. I had a real problem this week because I already knew where I wanted next week to go. In the end I went back and revisited a colour version of the image. This image lends itself to a grungy feel, which the first rendition showed slight signs of and I had to explore it a bit more.
In My Room Nic Soft

I once again made a virtual copy of the image (a copy of the settings applied to a preview in Lightroom, like making a new version of a file without having to have a new file) and synced the cloning I did to clean the image.
I then went straight to Niksoft and used Color Efex to edit the image. I used Film Nostalgic combined with Bleach Bypass to give me the colours I wanted. I was looking for colours that had a slight tint while at the same time a slight desaturation and contrast. I also added Detail Extractor to reveal the micro details hiding in the image. My final touches were to add Vintage blur to isolate the chair and Vintage Lens to add a vignette to the image.

I would love to know what you think and any comments you or ideas you have.

Also remember to check out Robyn’s post for this week.

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11 thoughts on “One Four Challenge; In My Room Grunge

  1. Another wonderful edit. It has almost a surreal presence to it…if that makes sense. I think the black and white is still my favorite one, but this one is down right interesting. I wonder what you will do for next week…

  2. HI Ben 😀 Apologies for my late reply – I have been having troubles commenting and slow internet again…
    I did see this one though and ‘felt’ all of the texture, colours etc., coming through – I couldn’t put it into words, so I went away to ponder.
    This image has stayed with me. Such wonderful richness – like a tapestry!!

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