One Four Challenge – Dec Wk 4

The December One Four Challenge is into Week 4. This is Robyn’s (of Captivate Me) challenge about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.

This week, I decided I would go the Black & White Route after all. I played about with different settings in Silver Efex, but eventually decided on an antique plate look. I have adjusted the contrast, vignette settings and overall brightness to come up with this result. I decided it could perhaps be an image from the vineyards archives of yesteryear….except this particular vineyard has only been in existence since 1986!

Week 4

Week 4

Here are the previous weeks images, and the original for comparison



Where have the weeks gone?! Week 4 of the December challenge already, and it’ll soon be time to find the January image…..

Your kind comments and feedback are always welcome….

See more entries for this challenge here.


  1. lensaddiction

    Really lovely, the faded photo effect works very well here and the delicate soft treatment and tones suit the image nicely. Great job Susan!

  2. I love the delicate image created in week 4 ..a winter rhapsody !

  3. Suzanne

    What a lovely gentle effect – like an old pen and ink drawing.

  4. There’s a nice mistiness to it. I really like what you’ve achieved with these, Sue 🙂

  5. I like the fourth week…hope the days from now through the new year are filled with love, peace, and heaps of food!

  6. The best of the lot IMO! Lovely delicate impression.

    • Glad you like it….I was very pleased with the result, and the mood it creates. Certainly think about using that effect again. To me, it’s redolent of times past….

  7. Loving week 4. It reminds me of a sketch or drawing. Lovely.

  8. I think the last one works really well, could’ve been taken a 100 years ago. It is wonderful.

  9. I love the old faded photo effect – it’s such a completely different way to go monochrome.

  10. I am sort of torn between week 2 and 4. Week 2 for me has the strongest colours and toning and with week four your idea of it being a vintage picture of a vineyard really comes through.

  11. It looks like a vintage postcard this week! I like it. It is very hard for me to choose one over the other, because I liked them all, if pushed I would have to go with week 2. Happy Christmas.

  12. Definitely a nostalgic look. I also like what you did in week 3. I like this challenge idea 😉

  13. Week 4 for me….love that antique effect.

  14. Nic

    My vote is for week 2, I really like the yellow leaves and how you brought up the shadows in the grass.

  15. leecleland

    This whole month was so interesting to see what you did Sue. I really like week 1 and now week 4 has me in a quandary. Think week 4 has the edge it just seems so natural and may I repeat everyone else – vintage 🙂 Looking forward to what you produce next year.

    • Thanks, Lee – glad you like the vintage plate. I’m trying to decide what image to use for January!

      • leecleland

        Same here, and it is harder if you think about it too long I’ve decided 🙂 Still haven’t chosen the image though.

      • I think you are right re: overthinking! At the moment, I can’t necessarily envisage how an image could look, so just go with the flow and see what turns up!!

  16. You’ve nailed it Sue, every image is an individual but I really like the effect of this last one.

  17. Finally made it Sue – its been a full week here 😀
    I love all that you tried and achieved this month. You took this image in different directions. Love that!
    Number 4 seems to be a real favourite and it is for me also. Nice work.. and play Sue 😜 Wishing you a Happy New year 🎉🎈😃

  18. I like the ‘greyed out’–and similar to a sepia effect–rather than what I’d call black and white, but nothing beats the first image with the peachy coloured leaves on the grey background for me – you’re amazing Sue.

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