One Four Challenge – March Wk 4

Entrance to Mordor – Click to Embiggen

And the last week of the One Four Challenge for March!

I confess, due to having to spend all day Friday *and* Saturday as a student (and my first class of the year)  my brain is a little fried, so not a lot of especially creative effort from me.

This week my image from last week was imported into Nik Colour Efex and I applied several different filters on top of each other:

– Bleach Bypass – tone down the overall colours

– Classical Soft Focus – soften the overall image slightly

– Bicolour Filter – add the muddy tones to the water

– Grad Filter – add the dark orange tones to the clouds to match the water

– Vignette Blur – blur the edges just cos I liked it

I am calling this Entrance To Mordor – I think the sky reflects the dark nasty ashcloud, and the warped twisted tree is representative of the damage done to the landscape.

All comments and feedback welcome!


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36 Responses to One Four Challenge – March Wk 4

  1. sariscorner says:

    Haha! Love the Tolkien reference and you are right it has the right colors! I really like this version but I am missing your gallery 😉 I think I still prefer the B&W picture!

    • lensaddiction says:

      Ah I forgot to add the gallery! Problem with posting late at night. Will add when I get home from work, thanks Sari

  2. Sue says:

    An interesting image this time! I think you have a very Mordor image with the colours here 😀

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Sue, after spending two days intensely studenting and 5 hours painting the bathroom yesterday I didn’t have a lot of creative energy left. I did stack 5 different filters in Nik which I have never done before tho !

  3. Joanne says:

    Nice. I like the Tolkien reference and think you successfully captured that theme this week. I think my fave is last week’s because of the light on the tree, which is still there this week but tends to be overshadowed. But this week’s definitely good.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Joanne, I was struggling to come up with something DIFFERENT and didnt have a lot of time or energy to spend on it this time around

  4. svtakeiteasy says:

    Like the ‘darkness’ of this week’s edit and the symbolism. My fav is Week 3.

    • lensaddiction says:

      Thanks Chris, not my most involved effort but it was certainly different to the other versions which was my aim

  5. Jen says:

    Ooohhhh…. this is my favorite … love it …. ominous … eeerie … powerful!

  6. I love the entrance to Mordor!!!! Fabulous and spooky- my fave stuff!! it’s my vote.- though all are great! Wonderful image!

  7. leecleland says:

    Love the title, of course coming from a New Zealander it is quite appropriate. This is my fav. definitely dark and brooding and I have never stacked Nik fliters ontop of each other, thanks for that Stacey will have a go myself ’cause I love the effect you got here.

  8. There is a slight feeling of an apocalypse in this image. I really like week 2 as the colours were so great.

  9. Brilliant. The title is totally apt for this image. I think it is my favourite this month.

  10. Carrie says:

    Great effect this week, it is eye catching and a daunting force. I like week 3 for the colors and added effects to the branches, it gives off a beautiful look. What a subject, I still can’t get over that great water color. I have enjoyed this image all month.

  11. Robyn G says:

    Glad. Looked again Stacey – my comment disappeared, from yesterday! 😳
    Wow!! I was thinking Apocolypse, but Mordor is perfect! Love it!! It has such an ominous feel. Fantastic!

  12. afairymind says:

    Love this edit! Its so dark and moody. And I also love the Tolkien reference. 🙂

  13. Nic says:

    Ooo very dark and moody this week! Now that you mention Mordor, yes I see it! Perhaps this is the Swamp of the Dead? Creepy, I love it! 😀

    I can’t decide which one I like best, I like them all! Great job!

  14. Stunning edit and your reference to Mordor goes well with it. I really like all your edits this month, it is an amazing original to start with.

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