Topless – with apologise to Jo

Day twenty-three of Becky’s Square Tops Photo Challenge
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome – MWM – 33

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I was going to do a post called Topless when my good friend restlessjo beat me to it hence the title.

Moving the camera for Intentional Camera Movement images

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 201520200319_blog_challenge_icm_diagonal
Horizontal movement – you may recognise my besties old bird bath. Taken in 201620200319_blog_challenge_icm_horizontal_green
Taken from a high rise in Sydney in 2010. Cars on a freeway from memory20200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon_lines
another from a Sydney high rise of neon lights in 201820200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon
A moving view of Cockle Bay again from a Sydney high rise in 2010  The lights look like birds20200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon_birds
I did a series of a Magpie Lark or commonly called a Pee Wee on the lawn in 201220200319_blog_challenge_icm_pee wee

Masterpiece

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Masterpiece

The masterpiece
that arises from
where?
Is this a study
of work
of thought
of desire.
The head
decides
the fingers
twitch
the heart

beats.

 

What is
this?
What is
that?
will you
see
show me
your masterpiece
I’ll show
you mine.
A collaborative
decision
This goes
there
What about
this
here.
To you
my friend
it is just
a bit of
stuff
to us
it is
a
masterpiece.

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The Hoya flower

Bren’s Photo for the Week: Abstract

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Bren had instructions for Photoshop to alter your image. I use Corel PaintShop Pro 2020.

My image is a Hoya flower (Hoya carnosa)

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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

 

 

City lights

Becky’s January Square Photo Challenge: Light

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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

Secret

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
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But when I was looking for the above image I found this taken on the same day191009_blog_challenge_quote_photo_tells_light_sun
Which made me think of some other images like this one170615_blog challenge_focus_leaf shadows
and this one180614_blog challenge_light_water drops

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?

 

 

Before and After Challenge – October

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.

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Original photo supplied by Bren

 

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Photo edited by Brian at bushboys world

Before and After Photograph Challenge – June 2019

Bren’s Before and After Photograph Challenge June 2019
Sue’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edit

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

Scotney Castle
Photo supplied by Bren at Ryan Photography

This is my first edit. Convert to black and white, increase the black, reduce the overall brightness, increase contrast and add a vignette

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Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

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.

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Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

Before and After

The wonderful photo challenge from Bren: Before and After

How to join the challenge

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.

  1. Download the image, extract image and edit using whatever software you wish.
  2.  If you wish to submit an image for the challenge, please email me the RAW and Jpeg format (if RAW is available).  I will then upload the submissions to Dropbox for Download.
  3. Create a post on your blog or Facebook Page, showing your finished edit.
  4. Caption the image Image supplied by # (Who submitted the original image) – Edited by ~# (# being your name or blog’s name).
  5. It is not necessary but it would be nice if you did a brief explanation as to how you achieved your results, and what software you used.
  6. Tag your posts BAC or Before and After Challenge
  7. Create a pingback to the relevant month.
  8. If you can’t create pingback/trackback, don’t worry, post a comment below so others can find your edited version of the image.
  9. Follow Ryan Photography so you don’t miss out on our photography challenges.

The before photo supplied by Bren

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Image supplied by Bren at RyanPhotography

The After changes by me

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Edited by Brian at bushboys world.blog

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
Density 30
This gave a brown tone
Then Effect/Illumination Effects/Sunburst
Bright 30
Horizontal 27
Vertical 17
number of Rays 30
Brightness 70
Circle 100
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.

Go to Brens blog grab the photo and have a play