One to Three Photo Processing Challenge


I do enjoy photo processing. I don’t always edit a lot for my regular posts. Usually I just crop and straighten, because for some reason I can’t seem to hold my camera straight. I will brighten dark photos and edit out the odd object like ugly power lines but mostly I like you to see what I saw. I love playing with my images for my own amusement though so I thought that this challenge from Lisa at “A Day In The Life” would be fun to do

Here’s my starter photo, taken at the Don River Railway a couple of weeks ago.

Tasmanian Government Railways M4 locomotive at Don River Railway Tasmania

I used a photo processing program called In Pixio Photo Studio 11. It’s not as advanced as PhotoShop but I don’t really understand a lot of the technicalities so it does for me. In edit number one I’ve used a pre-set filter called Cross Process which is meant to make the photo look like it was taken in the 1960s I believe. It does remind me of some of my early colour photos when I was a teenager.

M4 – 1960s style

For this one I replaced the sky with a sunset and clouds sky. I rarely use this filter for photos I’m going to post because, as I said, I like realism and want the viewer to see what I saw. However, this does look nice, I think.

M4 with a sunset sky

For my last edit I used a sepia filter which I think suits this 1950s locomotive quite well.

M4 sepia


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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