One-to-Three Photo Processing.

The purpose of the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge is to play. These days we have so many different ways to process a photo: from phone apps to Photoshop. And these different software options make it accessible for anyone to get fun and beautiful effects. Whether you have a lot of time or a little.

Kate-The Squirrel Chase

I thought that this looked like a fun challenge to join in because I do love playing with photo editing. I recently bought Adobe Photoshop Elements so I decided to use it to process some old photos and see what I could do with them.

Here is my original photo. It’s an old one, probably taken with my Pentax MG SLR back in 1988, our Bicentennial year. I scanned it onto the computer many years ago.

NSWGR 3801 in South Australia, 1988

Photo number one I just used the “restore old photo” feature to brighten it up a bit.

For the second one I straightened it a bit and used one of the artistic effects which I think makes it look like an illustration in an old book. The effect is called “Bold Palette”.

The last one, because if you are photographing old trains you have to have at least one black & white or sepia, I used an effect called “split tone”. I also cropped it square and used object removal to blot out all the bystanders except for the man in front. I couldn’t get rid of him without messing up the lettering on the headboard. I straightened the photo a bit too because a bad habit of mine seems to be not holding the camera straight.



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.


  1. A train is a great subject and good edits. It is a pity that there wasn’t a word with an O or 0 in the name plate so you could have centered his bald spot to replace it 😂

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