The Old Bus

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transportation

The old bus,
discarded,
left in the dunes.
Ravaged by salt
by time
and age.
One time
carried passengers,
to work,
to the pictures,
to the beach,
back home.
Lovers
stealing a kiss
in the back seat.
A woman with
groceries
A man reads
the paper
A child kicks
the seat in front
All taken
on a journey
on a bus
in the past.
A bus
who once
was important,
now a sad,
lonely life
surrounded by
vegetation.

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Tables or Chairs

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any kind of tables and chairs

Bobbin on his table of choice
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The Grafton Catherdral
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The church in Verona
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The dining room in the hotel in Split Croatia
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Table and chairs in a cafe in Avignon France181102_blog challenge_blackandwhite_tables_chairs_table_avignon

 

 

 

Fun With Photo Editing

A fun topic from Terri for the Sunday Stills: Fun with #Photo-Editing

OK…….I may have gone a bit far with this topic. I did have fun. The photo editing program I use is Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate.

This is the original photo of a Forest Kingfisher181025_blog challenge_photo_editing_forest kingfisher1

I lightened and dropped the shadows a bit on the photo to try and bring out the features of the Kingfisher
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I like vignette to highlight a subject
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Now try black and white. I increased the black a touch
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Of course there’s crop the photo which magnified the slight bit of out of focus
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Now for a bit of the fun. I finally settled on a distortion effect called Warp
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Do you think I had fun? Which photo do you prefer?

I looked for a song with Kingfisher in the lyrics. I found an old Pink Floyd song I don’t think I have heard before.

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Steps

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Steps Indoors or Outdoors

Steps in Grafton going up each way
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Steps in Bologna a long way up
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A carousel in Marseillaise181020_blog challenge_b&w_step_stairs_carousel_marseillaise

Steps going up a sculpture from Sculptures by the Sea, Sydney180828_blog challenge_sculptures_black and white_steps

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