One Four Challenge – Week 4 – November 24, 2014

This is a fantastic challenge and I’ve been enjoying myself very much.  As we’re reminded by the host of the challenge Robyn at Captivate Me, quoting Neil Gaiman:

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”

Neil Gaiman

This is my last edit and together with it, I’ll be adding a gallery the first three edits including the original and  a voting box for you to choose your favorite take.   I’ve decided to go wild with this last edit and really let go:


With this photo I went back to the original cut and then gave it an enhanced sepia effect … then I decided to boost the color a little … at this point, the picture was kind of faded, so I sharpened everything adding some shadow and contrast.  I found a nice effect called focal zoom and used it twice to create a sun rise effect …


I saved my photo at that point but I wanted to get a little snazzier so I went to look at the textures app and tried them out until I decided to use this one which is light trails … and played around with it (lightening and darkening the effects adding contrast and shadows etc.) until I got a crazy ghostly effect.

Oh I forgot to say that for this last edit I tried PicMonkey Photo Editor.

Here is a gallery of the other edits:

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Just a Note – November 21, 2014

Hope to see you tomorrow ..

Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

Hello … I’m having connection problems and can barely write a post using this editor .. and I’ve got to keep things to a bare minimum (uploading photos is an odyssey).  The problem isn’t confined to one computer … so we’ve eliminated a virus attack to a specific computer … at least that’s good news.

My mail-box takes about 10 minutes to open an e-mail … my W.P.  reader won’t open properly (lots of html hash and little blobs where photos should be) so I’m thanking my stars and calling myself  lucky  that I’ve been able to do as much as I have today …

If you’ve commented and I haven’t answered you, please excuse me … I hope the problems clear-up as quickly as possible and I thank you for your loving patience.

I hope to see you tomorrow – Bastet (Georgia)

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One Four Challenge – Week Three – November 17, 2014



This is phase three of the One in Four challenge. This time I’ve taken the decided to crop the photo again, but this time removing the right hand portion in order to bring up a sail boat that was sailing just outside the port.  I then used an app to render the photo black and white except for the small area around the sail boat.

The previous editing efforts are in this gallery

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One Four Challenge – Week Three