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

Spontaneity

The Wednesday Word Prompt: Spontaneity

How often do you
pick up a pen
find the paper
and spontaneously
let your mind
just draw
lines that travel
lines that are free
lines that join
shapes created
I see people
a hug
I see a bed
I see
oh what
is that what you saw
the lines that bend
the lines that shape
floors
walls
ceilings
three dimensions
follow a line
until exhaustion
rest
pick up a pen
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Street Art in Toowoomba – Sculptures

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

Previously I have posted about the fabulous street art in Toowoomba. This time some of the sculptures that can be found around the city.

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World in a Sphere

The inspirational quotation from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”   Diane Arbus

Travel the world
in a sphere
slowly spin
dropping down
again ascend
terrifyingly tall
startlingly small
wondrous world
playful planet
seeing sights
hearing harmony
holding tight
travel the world
in a sphere
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Two of us

The inspired quote from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

— Ansel Adams

Not only has the quote inspired, but Debbies post was about a sculpture so I went to my folders of the Sculptures By The Sea exhibition to find the photo I wanted inspired by the quote.

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Found Art

A great Weekly Photo Challenge from Jenn: Found Art

I must admit that the following Found Art are really pieces created by my bestie and me. We often get a bit creative when we are out and about and we leave our “art” for others to find.
A beach basket
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The roadside warrioron the road_art fun_named_jackadgery_feb 2018

Hairy woman
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The sand dune dog
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Mr Surprised
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Pick a Word in April

I am getting to slow at responding to Paulas Pick a Word this month.
Life is getting in my way and I have so many things on my mind. I shall have to see what I can find won’t I?

Resplendent
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Alluring
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Plagued
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Copycat
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Time Worn
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