One Four Challenge June- Week 2

I think I chose a rather different image ( for me)  this time and though I love the story I’m really challenged on how to edit it.

Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge is a fun challenge of editing an image four ways in four weeks. I call this one Steadfast Bobby and hope the crop brings out his lovely character. I also added a glow effect and an emboss.  The statue was created by William Brodie in 1872 and is on the crest of Candlemaker Row street.

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Steadfast Bobby

Anyone wishing to know the story of this loyal little dog, it is on my first post of the challenge

bobby's grave

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  1. I remember the Disney version of this story and again…the photos …love♥

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    1. oh it’s such a poignant story!! Glad you like it too!!

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  2. afairymind says:

    I love the close crop and the glow perfectly reflects his inner spirit. Great edit. 🙂

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  3. Mark Simms says:

    Lovely shot…..and Greyfriar’s bobby is such a heartwarming story

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    1. oh yes!! thanks Mark!

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      1. Mark Simms says:

        You’re welcome

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  4. I like the tight crop, Cybele! It puts the focus squarely on Bobby, and the glow is a fitting halo for this little gem of a dog 😀

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    1. I was hoping that would come through- many thanks Stacy!!!

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  5. poppytump says:

    I like his warmed up golden look Hannah !

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    1. I’m so glad that worked for Bobby!! Thank you Poppy!

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  6. Interesting challenge! Well done!!

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    1. I love the story of that little dog! thanks!

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  7. Looks almost alive, what a great edit!

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    1. thanks Lore! It’s a great statue!!

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  8. Anita says:

    Tell me about challenging pictures! I found my last month’s image challenging enough for two months. 😀 The crop’s looking good. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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    1. I hear you!! lol!! Thanks so much Anita!!

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  9. I like Spot-light look of the lighting on this one. His eyes are more striking in this version to me. Nice work Cybele! How you come up with 4 versions every month is amazing.

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    1. I get a bit desperate at times lol!! Thanks so much Deborah!

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      1. Phhh! No one would ever think “desperate” looking at this image. No my friend this comes from the heart and sub conscience artist that lives within. I wish I had this talent!

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      2. you are so kind Deboarah!! thanks so much!

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  10. kazg10 says:

    Beautiful Cybele. Thanks for bringing back the memories. I remember the movie so well as a child.

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    1. oh wasn’t it so moving!!! Thanks Kaz!!

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  11. svtakeiteasy says:

    Great effect on the doggy’s fur!

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    1. thanks Chris, it was the emboss that brought it out!

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  12. Robyn G says:

    I really like ‘Steadfast Bobby’ Cybele – you do have a feel for these things.
    Love the glowy effect – I see a proud, patient little fellow waiting for his master. Can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂

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    1. Such a poignant tale – the sculptor did him justice and I’m so glad my image conveyed that steadfastness!! Thanks Robyn!

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  13. Emilio Pasquale says:

    I keep looking at your images, trying to figure out how you do what you do. And each time I just fail miserably! This one is no exception. It seems like you added some kind of haze or fog over the image and yet, the texture just stands out. Great job! 🙂

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    1. I am honoured by your accolades!! I think my wand is working!! 🙂

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  14. sheldonk2014 says:

    Very life like love the finishing work,great job

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    1. thank you Sheldon!!

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  15. Maria F. says:

    A statue that has so much detail; what character it has. Beautiful as usual.

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    1. thanks so much Maria!!

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