Day twenty-eight of Becky’s Square Photo Challenge for October: Kindasquare
I am inside on an off and on rainy day so I decided to play with some dice and my photo editing program Corel PaintShop Pro 2021. Again this was inspired by this song that came up on rotation. I have music playing a lot of the time I am inside and with nearly 4.5Gb of music on the hard drive there’s lots on rotation to pick from.
Do you prefer any of the following images?
This is the promotional image that was for the Tumbling Dice single. I had the original I cut out of a music magazine called Go Set in Australia. My best friend was a great artist and he did this copy for me. I found it a few years ago and now it is in my lounge room.
Well July has been a quite interesting month. I will say now that I am quite well and feeling great. The only sort of downside is I am not allowed to drive which is quite difficult when you live in the bush a fair way from town. The upside is my bestie doesn’t want me to be by myself so we have been together since the start of the month so living in isolation between her place and mine has been easy.
You may wonder what the hell is he talking about! It all started on July the fourth early in the morning. I was asleep so have no recollection of my seizure and consequent trip to hospital in the ambulance where I spent four days. I don’t remember that first day in the Emergency Unit only to say that I had a nurse with me for part of the time as my heart rate dropped to 37. Over the next three days I had all sorts of tests to examine my brain functions and contrary to what some people may think, my brain is quite a good brain with no signs of impairment at all. This is why my posts have been rather sporadic as I have been trying to come to terms with using my phone and small tablet to post. Downloading photos and trying to get them as I want is the hard part. I found a good free photo editing software at last for the tablet. I am sorry I missed a lot of Becky’s Perspective Squares and not many songs get added either.
OK on to what I saw in July
The mornings at my besties have been lovely misty mornings. I did manage to post a few others for Becky’s Squares
The bees were quite busy in July as a Beekeeper put his hives on the dairy farm across the road
Noisy Friarbirds like to call early in the morning. They seem to be the most predominant bird at my place at the moment
The Grevilleas look great in the morning sun. Honey Gem is one of my favourites as it attracts birds and insects
This flower actually looks like a Sun
Despite looking a bit scraggly, this Grevillea get visits from small Honeyeaters
I am not sure what this small native flower is but it has appeared since the fire.
A Blue-faced Honeyeater and a Honey Gem Grevillea are always a winner
A female Figbird was quite curious of what I was doing
The male Figbird has his red eye patch and feather colours at full mating mode in the morning sun
Going for a walk down my road, I saw a different bird in a tree. It was a Collared Sparrowhawk, the first time I have seen one here.
The Superb Fairy Wrens enjoyed the birdbath. See the difference between the female and male
He looks quite lovely with the colours of the Salvia
“Do these feathers make me look fat?” the Double Barred Finch seemed to say
An afternoon at the beach was a good restful way to spend the day. The Pied Oystercatchers think so as well.
A rare opportunity of seeing a Darter swimming underwater in search of a meal.
The pink and grey of a Galah look lovely in the afternoon sun
On an afternoon walk we often see a Pied Cormorant or two on this branch over the creek. This day there were more than ever and was a had to take reflection photo as well.
Above the Pied Cormorants, a pair of Rainbow Bee Eaters were enjoying their afternoon meal.
I did have time to muck about with some photos. These water abstracts are the raw images. I should send them out for Jez’s Water Water Everywhere as well
It is amazing what can be seen from inside a car at a car wash.
Water abstract of a Pelican
I did some black and white photos too. The empty cafe was my favourite
I love water drops
Well I must be going so as I slide down and away here’s a Green Tree Frog to say good bye
I wonder if the cows enjoy sunsets as much as we do?
An almost full Moon during the day is nice to see so it’s goodnight from me and hope you enjoyed a scroll through my July
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
that arises from
Is this a study
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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
“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?
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.