Challenges

A-Z Challenge (again): D

I’m back again for another round of A-Z challenge but, wanting to add a personal challenge to the challenge, I am going to concentrate on signs this time – pretty signs, interesting signs, funny signs … whatever.

Tintagel 563 sign dangerTintagle, Cornwall, England

And this one, posted previously, seen at 35,000 feet out the passenger window …

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Photography

Bishop’s House Window

DSCN5589 Bishop's HouseOriginally the residence of the first Bishop of Upper Canada, Rev Alexander Macdonell, it later became a school, and then an alcohol treatment centre called Mount Carmel House during the 1980’s and 1990’s.   It now stands empty but there is hope it will somehow survive. 

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Fine Art Photography, Photography

Photo Editing: From photograph to art

art photography

This is the original, The Abbey for the Arts in Glen Nevis, Ontario.DSCN5762 Abbey Glen Nevis 8x6I went through a number of stages to transform this image … enough that I know I couldn’t reproduce it … I started with  linedraw in PS Elements and moved on to Sagelight for tints and details through HDR effects, and then over to Fotosketcher for the painterly effects, and back to Sagelight for fine tuning.

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Challenges

A-Z Challenge (again): C

I’m back again for another round of A-Z challenge but, wanting to add a personal challenge to the challenge, I am going to concentrate on signs this time – pretty signs, interesting signs, funny signs … whatever.

Abandoned building on Superior's north shore, Ontario

Abandoned building on Superior’s north shore, Ontario

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Fine Art Photography

Photo Editing: Infared Plus

Had some more fun today – returned to some effects I haven’t used for a while, found something new, and tried some this ‘n’  and than ‘n’ …download 005

Here is the original …download 005

… which I converted to infrared in PS Elements 8 …download 005 infared

From there I went to Sagelight and added a blue tint, then removed some of the tint from the foliage, used the dodge and burn to darken some of the over-bright areas, added an HDR effect and cropped the image to remove the left side because it was too dark and distracting.  I took one more step and went to Fotosketcher to give it a painterly look and that result is here.   Comments and critique welcome.

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Odd couple

Odd Couple/3

Taking the lead from Susan Judd  and her One series, I began a solo series on my photo blog and here I thought I’d do something with couples which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer ;)   I am also including the original photo for those that are interested in my composition and  editing choices.

elderly lady and man

Click to enlargeDSCN2589 Breite Strasse

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Photo Editing: Line Draw

Doing some more experimenting and arrived at these.  I converted the originals to a drawing using Line Draw in PS Elements (8).  Loading them into Sagelight I layered some HDR effects and played with the colour.  I thought it was particularly effective on the first one, bringing up details that were absent in the original photo and in adding texture to the images.

cathedral St Davids interior (3)

The line draw version and the original

cathedral St Davids window 2

Click to enlargecathedral St Davids window 2

 

 

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Odd couple

Odd Couple/2

Taking the lead from Susan Judd  and her One series, I began a solo series on my photo blog and here I thought I’d do something with couples which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer ;)   I am also including the original photo for those that are interested in my composition and  editing choices.

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Odd couple

Odd Couple/1

Taking the lead from Susan Judd  and her One series, I began a solo series on my photo blog and here I thought I’d do something with couples which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer ;)   I am also including the original photo for those that are interested in my composition and  editing choices.

street photography Ottawa

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A-Z Challenge: Z

I have taken a different tack this time.  The actual letter will be found somewhere in the photo, part of the design and composition itself, not within any printed words that may also be found in the photo.

gate and buggy

 

  Frizztext’s A-Z challenge

For my other entries to this challenge see Frizztext A-Z challenge in my tag cloud hidden at the top of the page – click on the symbol under the black bar at the top of the page

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