Before and After Photograph Challenge – June 2019

Bren’s Before and After Photograph Challenge June 2019
Sue’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edit

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

Scotney Castle
Photo supplied by Bren at Ryan Photography

This is my first edit. Convert to black and white, increase the black, reduce the overall brightness, increase contrast and add a vignette

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Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

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.

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Image supplied by Bren Edited by bushboy photos

Bottlebrush flowers

The Daily Post word prompt: Transformation

The second in the Transformation series. This time I have used a Bottlebrush flower which are also flowering now.

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Play with the colours a bit, the reds and greens
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Perhaps a crop and a bit of grayscale.
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Go black and white and increase the black. Inspired by the photos at Roberts blog
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Remove the reality and increase saturation
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Do you have a favourite?

Paperbark flowers

The Daily Post word prompt: Transformation

The Paperbark trees are flowering. The lovely creamy white blossoms attract birds, bees and all manner of insect. I thought that they were just the perfect thing to Transform

The original photo. The Paperbark blossoms in the early morning light.
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Add a bit of green.
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Perhaps increase the brightness
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Then play around a bit to make this.
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Some people have said it reminds them of a May Gibbs drawing. Australians will know Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Have as look here to see a bit of my Australian childhood