My contribution for


‘Captivate Me’ 



I am late with last week’s post.  However, better late than never.  I have still kept the urn as my first photo as it was the one I commence the month with.  I did managed to take some garden shots using the same effects and have included the relevant shot in each of Week  1 and Week 2

During the Christmas break I purchased and began to

READ…yes, read

the instruction book for my camera.

Marvellous what instruction books contain!

I discovered by pushing a button or two I could

severely affect the look of my photo…

no computer software required.


I decided our Christmas tree would make the ideal subject.

I turned my back one day and the next thing I knew it was

back in its box packed away until December.

So this urn is going to be this month’s subject.

Scroll down further to see a

garden shot in colour sketch

colour sketch

This shot is in ‘Colour Sketch’ Mode.

The instruction book states that

Colour Sketch turns a photo into

something resembling a coloured pencil drawing.

I think this effect in the garden shot, below,

is the best of all the effects I have tried

to date and is better when there is

some colour in the subject.

Technical Stuff

Week 3 – The Urn

Apart from focal length, all the technical stuff is pre-set by the camera:

  • Camera: Nikon D7100
  • Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105
  • Focal Length: 105 mm
  • Exposure time: 1/50
  • F Stop: 5.6
  • ISO: 800


All photos are taken with a

Nikon D7100 shooting in Effects Mode

and letting the camera do the work.


Technical Stuff

Week 3 – The Garden

Apart from focal length, all the technical stuff is pre-set by the camera:

  • Camera: Nikon D7100
  • Lens: Sigma 50-500
  • Focal Length: 116 mm
  • Exposure time: 1/250
  • F Stop: 8
  • ISO: 110





 Hope you enjoy!



6 thoughts on “ONE FOUR CHALLENGE – January15-WK-3

  1. Hi Woolly, great to see your post 😃
    Youre not late! 😜
    I really like the sketch effect on the urn this week. Its my favourite so far, for the urn. The same effect has a completely different feel on the garden image. This is an interesting in camera experiment.


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