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

Squares and Circles

Oh how could I resist this photo challenge from Nancy: Squares and Circles

“This week’s challenge is all about mixing squares and circles. Photography is a rectangular activity. Even though our lenses are round, the output is not. You can create a round image using post-processing methods. You can also create a round image using scissors on a print (very old-fashioned). I used the cropping tool in Photoshop to put my round pie into a square.”

Perhaps I was attracted by the thought of Nancy’s pie

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“For anyone who is interested: my pie is a take on a blueberry sour cream pie recipe that I found online.”

Enough of the prologue, thanks for the challenge Nancy, let’s see what I can come up with and find some circles in squares. Stop laughing Becky. Mmmm pie 🙂

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Delicate

The Lens-Artists Sunday Word prompt: Delicate

Caper Berry flower
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Bee
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Superb Fairy Wren holding a gift for his mate
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Butterflies on flowers. Ever so delicate
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A Scarlet Honeyeater assessing the juiciest flower in the Pink Euodia
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Power

The One Word Sunday prompt from Debbie: Power

Seeing that Debbie’s image of power was in Scotland, I though perhaps mine should also be set in Scotland.

A chimney that was used in the colliery power a coal mine at Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith where the National Mining Museum is located.
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A Wind Turbine from the train to Edinburgh, a clean alternative to coal to power our world.190513_blog_challenge_power_wind_turbine_scotlland

A bit of Aussie music for you

So many seeds, so little time

It’s time for Debbies Six Word Saturday

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“Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings.

I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title of six words – and then create around that the post that you desire! Perhaps in bunches of 6 words if you’re feeling inspired.”

 

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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Broken

Trying to think about Debbies quotation-inspired image photo challenge. What can you conjure up from the quotation below

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.   Stephen Hunt (British author)

Perhaps a clock image?
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or a clock that may not work
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Or something broken
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or a broken shell
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perhaps some street art
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Still thinking? So am I

 

Feathers

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

When thinking about this photo challenge I was flooded with so many ideas, funnily enough, I seem to have lots of feathers in my folders.
But my thoughts turned to where all this photo challenge started. One day in 2014 I received a comment asking about my post. I started chatting with Yvette from https://priorhouse.blog/  who encouraged me to enter photo challenges.
You may wonder what this has to do with feathers I guess. The post that Yvette found was My Rooster

Yvette asked if she could link my post to her post Of course I said yes. From this, I met Paula who also encouraged me to enter photo challenges. Yes these two are responsible for my addiction to photo challenges.

OK on to the feathers of Flaming Prince who is no longer with us but his memory lives on in bushboys world

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