Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Fox
K’lee and Dales Cosmic Photo Challenge
“Today’s creative inspiration for The Cosmic Photo Challenge was a simple theme, allowing you as much aesthetic scope as you liked to make; Art for art’s sake.”
Of course there is always a song and this choice was a no brainer
Elke at picturesimperfectblog challenged me to post a Cosmic Photo of my own.
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
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.
IT’s Mundane Monday time again. This time I used a function on my Canon SX 60 HS Powershot camera called Creative. It shoots the subject in a number of the functions of the camera in one go. Sometimes the results can be really great. Yesterday, early in the morning, I saw a spiders web that was lit by the sun, selected Creative and waited for the results. This capture was in Sepia and enhanced using Corel Paintshop Pro 2018.
The original setting were 1/400 F6.5 ISO400 for those who like this information
For more great Mundane Monday Challenge photos have a look here