I was going to do a post called Topless when my good friend restlessjo beat me to it hence the title.
Debbie’s Trying Something New – ICM
I went to my archives for this photo challenge and found some interesting shots and some that are, well, best described as what were you thinking!
Of course the folder is called Arty Ones.
This was a lot of fun that I started doing a while ago and I keep doing ICM. I find the night time shots can be interesting as there isn’t any references to say this is a shot of….. I have told of the subject on each image for those who need details.
Here is a selection of my Intentional Camera Movement images.
A tree with diagonal movement. This one is from 2015
Horizontal movement – you may recognise my besties old bird bath. Taken in 2016
Taken from a high rise in Sydney in 2010. Cars on a freeway from memory
another from a Sydney high rise of neon lights in 2018
A moving view of Cockle Bay again from a Sydney high rise in 2010 The lights look like birds
I did a series of a Magpie Lark or commonly called a Pee Wee on the lawn in 2012
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Masterpiece
that arises from
Is this a study
it is just
a bit of
Bren’s Photo for the Week: Abstract
Bren had instructions for Photoshop to alter your image. I use Corel PaintShop Pro 2020.
My image is a Hoya flower (Hoya carnosa)
1. I cropped to just the flower
2. Opened Reflection Effects
3. Chose Kaleidoscope
4. Chose number of petals – 20
5. Radial suction – 10
6. Edge mode – reflect
Hope you liked my abstract Hoya
Becky’s January Square Photo Challenge: Light
Come on over to Becky’s and join in the fun
Here’s the rule:
All you really need remember about this photographic challenge is that a square is a rectangle with four equal sides!
Yes the photo format is Square. Look on your camera setting before you get totally inspired and set it to 1:1 There you have it Square Format. If you forget crop your image to Square
Debbies quotation inspired image photo challenge
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. “ Diane Arbus
I was in a quandary of which photo should I use. I quite like taking photos that aren’t quite right or in focus just to see the resulting image. The photo Debbie used set me on this path so for this post, I am using multiple images as I cannot decide on which one fits the best.
This was my first idea
But when I was looking for the above image I found this taken on the same day
Which made me think of some other images like this one
and this one
Perhaps I should have stopped at one as the photo challenge is quotation inspired IMAGE
What do you think? Should I have stopped at one? What is your interpretation of the images?
I thought I would have another go at one of Bren’s Before and After Challenges
This is Bren’s original photo followed by my photo edits done in Corel PaintShop Pro 2020
Unfortunately I just started playing around hoping to get some inspiration and I didn’t right down all the stuff I did. A bit of Tone Mapping, some added highlights, a vignette and maybe something else. Sorry Bren for not doing the edit thing properly, I got carried away.
The Friday Friendly word prompt: Electric
A bit of manipulation of the goldfish and water to give an electric appearance
Bren supplies a photo for us to play with and edit as we see fit. I did so many changes and didn’t write down what I did to one photo and the other mainly altered the photo to black and white.
Sue wants to know if we edit our photos before inserting into a post. Sometimes I do but mainly when converting to black and white. Some photos do get cropped to get a better view of the subject or to remove an element that distracts or isn’t part of the image I had in mind.
Here is a combination of both photo challenges. The program I use is Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2019
The original photo supplied by Bren of Old Scotney Castle
This is my first edit. Convert to black and white, increase the black, reduce the overall brightness, increase contrast and add a vignette
My second edit. I removed some elements. Can you guess? From then on I just started to look at the effects. I used one called Time Machine which changed the photo to around the 1900’s look, applied selective focus, a bit of colour enhancement and increased the black.
The wonderful photo challenge from Bren: Before and After
If you wish to participate in this monthly challenge, please feel free to do… my post and photo for the challenge will be published at 11am on the third Friday of every month. The challenge will be called Before and After Challenge # (# representing the number).
The challenge is this…an image will be supplied for the Month for you to download. When you’ve downloaded the image in its ZIP format, extract the file you want to use, (raw or jpeg) and then edit the image using your own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps you use. Within the download file, will be two images, one in jpeg format and the other in its raw format. If the image was originally only shot in jpeg there will just be the jpeg version available to edit.
The before photo supplied by Bren
The After changes by me
This time I didn’t go over the top like last month.
How I did the changes to the before photo supplied using Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate
First I went to – Effect/Photo Effects/Film and Filters
Altered the original with
Film Look – Glamour
Filter Colour R154 G106 B14
This gave a brown tone
Then Effect/Illumination Effects/Sunburst
number of Rays 30
I then increased the contrast to darken a bit more
Most of the numerical values are out of 50 except the last two which are out of 100. I don’t know if any of this makes sense unless you use Corel PaintShop I guess.
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