One Four Challenge – February Week 1…

I can’t believe it’s already February!  Although, I can’t say I’m disappointed, January was a rough month for me and I’m glad to see it over. 😛

Last week I was looking out my window hoping to see a hummingbird at the feeder when I saw a hot air balloon in the distance!  When the weather is nice (which is most of the time in San Diego) there are hot air balloons that land about 10 miles away.  I can usually see them around sunset while I’m out walking my dog.  But I’ve never seen one from my apartment before… so this was a sight indeed. 😀

Unfortunately, I didn’t leave my camera on my default settings, so by the time I finished fumbling around the darn balloon was too close to the house’s roof, which isn’t very good from a composition stand point.  One of the images that I got, where the balloon was in the ‘right’ place, came out blurry and noisy.  So I decided to try and move the balloon in my photo to where I wanted it.  So this is the picture I wish I had captured…

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Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!


I have joined a month-long photo post-processing challenge called One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. “This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.” Every Monday Robyn posts a new version of her photo and challenges us to do the same each week.


Here is the original photo…

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I’m not really sure what I’m going to do for the rest of the month, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

If you’d like to see how I did this, I’ll put up a tutorial tomorrow.

Until next time…
~nic

12 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – February Week 1…

  1. Ah the dreaded “I left it set on something weird” dilemma 🙂 Been there, glad you got a sharp shot and moving the balloon was the perfect fix, nice job 🙂

    • Thanks, Stacey! I usually remember to put back my settings to ‘my’ default settings, but for some reason I left it on florescent white balance and then I had to adjust because I was using a long lens. It’s funny how fast things move when you are desperately trying to take a photo! Haha!

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