On day down the road

Kate’s Friday Fun: Nonsense

One day
down the road
a number of things
found
which helped
to create nonsense.
Always on
the lookout
for things
which make us laugh.
We add
find
add a bit more
until our
small bit
of street art
is done
left for others
to find.

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What is taste?

Debbies quotation-inspired image challenge

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
Pablo Picasso

Taste is a matter for the individual. Have the following images been subjected to being the enemy of creativeness?

Not to my taste but someone loved this lamp base once
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Not too sure I want to hear this record – available on Spotify if you are game
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From The Stacks: ‘Anna Russell In Darkest Africa’

The kids just love this
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A window down an alley in Lismore. Do you want to go inside?190620_blog_challenge_quote_taste_window_lismore

Chair

The Friday Friendly Photo Challenge: Chair

There was a chair
over there
beside the drawer
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Now the chair
is on the floor
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Oh dear that chair
has found a pair
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A jumble-tumble
stack of chairs
heading down the stairs
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Look I can see the floor
The stack of chairs
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At last the pile of chairs
is no more
just being chairs
on the floor

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

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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Koala Spotting

I have compiled a series of photos to help you find a Koala in the wild in Australia. This is not a definitive guide but it may assist you in seeing a Koala in the bush.

Trying to find a Koala who is in a tree during the day is difficult as they spend most of the time sleeping and doing very little, around nineteen hours a day.  Years ago I wrote about Koalas. Here is the bushboy Fact File

Step one.
Find a tree where Koalas are likely to be. There is a list of Eucalypts which Koalas eat the leaves, around 200 to 500 leaves a day.
Good we found a tree a Eucalyptus tereticornis or Forest Red Gum


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OK It looks like you are having hard time spotting the Koala. Look for a fork in a tree as it’s a great place to sit and have a nap. Here is a closer view.koala_spotting2

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I’ll make it a bit easier with a closer photo. Can you see him yet?koala_spotting3

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Step four.
Well spotted. Yes here he is.koala_spotting4

 

Sometimes hiding behind the leaves makes it difficult to see a Koala.koala_spotting5

 

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I hope you enjoyed a brief lesson on how to spot a Koala in a gum tree