One Four Challenge December Review 2

From now on this December Review is about how I plan to carry on even though the One Four Challenge is taking a break.

  • Using a series of photos to illustrate a story about a place or event. 

I started out with the idea that if I was telling a story about something, all the images in the story should tell the same story. In other words, they should all have the same filter/app/look applied to them.

In real life, when the three of us visited this Parador in Spain, I went around madly snapping photos, and the result of all that shooting meant I had quite a range of images to choose from.

Going through my One Four Challenges of the Parador on the Sacred Shore, I found my favourite image was ‘Divine Light’ from Pixlromatic. But this was really a one-time thing, perfect for a ‘wedding’ image, but not at all suitable for applying to an entire series about the place.
Wedding hydrangeas in the Parador on the Sacred Shore of the Rio Sil in Spain: PixlromaticAs usual, turning it into a series turned out to be a lot more complicated than I had originally thought. The ‘Pale World’ from Stackables didn’t work that well with every image and was especially awful with our brunch.
Sacred Shore Stone Pillars and Wine Bottles in Stackables 'Pale World' Then I tried the ‘Sienna’ look, which worked much better, although it was often too dark and needed some brightening in most images.

The stonework of the Parador filtered through the warm glow of Stackable’s ‘Sienna’ formula looked very inviting.
The stone ceiling of the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern SpainA stone cross outside the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern Spain Icon of a saint on the stone walls of the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern SpainStone pillars adorn the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern SpainStackSienna Wedding Flowers Draped over the Stone Walls of the Restored Monastery at the Sacred Shore of Northern SpainA Stone Tomb at the Restored Monastery at the Sacred Shore of Northern Spain A Decorative Stone Pillar at the Restored Monastery at the Sacred Shore of Northern SpainWine for a Wedding at the Restored Monastery at the Sacred Shore of Northern SpainEven the coffee and cake looked good in Sienna.
Coffee and Cake at the Restored Monastery at the Sacred Shore of Northern SpainUpstairs was an art show of bronze sculptures and old machines.
A bronze airplane is part of the art show upstairs at the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern SpainI was particularly pleased with how this rusty Mobulette turned out in half a dozen different Stackable formulas, and I’ll post them next week when I give Stackables a workout.A rusty 'Mobulette' is part of the art show upstairs at the restored monastery at the Sacred Shore in northern Spain As my friend Mikey said, “This place really makes me think that I have to get back into photography!” The lightly retouched originals and directions on how to get there are on my travel blog at Parador de Santo Estevo in Galicia, Spain.

Mandalay Bridge in a GlowI’ve attempted to ‘tell a story’ before with various filters and photo apps:

More of Robyn G’s One Four Challenge Review.

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4 responses to “One Four Challenge December Review 2

  1. This is great! I’m looking forward to your next steps and I do agree about your work/images telling the same story. Sienna does look good! Good luck moving forward. I’m so glad you have a direction and a plan 😀

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