Photo Editing: Organized Noise

Paula at Lost in Translation invited Tobias M. Schiel to host her Thursday’s Special challenge, the theme being organized noise.  Please read his interesting and thought provoking post. I really like the term ‘organized noise’; it has such possibilities.  What rang true for me was Tobias’ comment – ” . . .  there is also the aspect of organizing noise into music – or visual ‘noise’ into pictures. Some … Continue reading Photo Editing: Organized Noise

Photo Editing – painterly images

Here are two images I created from my photos using Sagelight software. For those of you who don’t already know, I LOVE Sagelight for the limitless variety that can be produced, each resulting piece one of a kind.  Originals follow. Please click on images for a larger view.   For a different edited version of the above image, not ‘artified’, click here   Continue reading Photo Editing – painterly images

Photo Editing Two Ways – House at Sandside Bay

Play time.  I like this photo, for its composition and subject matter, but it’s a little too soft for my taste.  So I played. First up, I worked on the detail, contrast and lighting.  The HDR creates a haloing effect resulting in the grey sky but in this image I liked it and kept it – I think it goes well with the mood and … Continue reading Photo Editing Two Ways – House at Sandside Bay

Photo Editing: Personal touch

I have been experimenting with artistic effects on my photographs.  I have used Fotosketcher in the past, often with enjoyable results, but now I want to make the images more my own and so have been exploring the tools of Sagelight, my preferred editing program.  I’ve done a comparison of the original photo with a Fotosketcher version and then my own version produced with Sagelight.  Having used … Continue reading Photo Editing: Personal touch

Photo Editing: Layering for dummies

Stacy over at Visual Venturing hosts the After Before challenge and we all love her for it.  🙂 Though I have looked at Photoshop layering a number of times I have never been able to get any joy; I’ve never been able to figure it out.  HOWever, a fellow blogger pointed me towards Pixlr where even I have had some measure of success.  I don’t know … Continue reading Photo Editing: Layering for dummies

Photo Editing: Day in the Park

I let the week slip away and left it too late to submit to Stacy’s After Before Friday but thought I would put one up anyway. This is my original image, taken at Echo Dale near Medicine Hat, Alberta. The scene reminded me of Seurat’s painting… A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte I work in Sagelight and I always start with adjusting … Continue reading Photo Editing: Day in the Park

One Four Challenge March Week 4

One Four Challenge Week 4 This is my photo for this month.  Using Sagelight,  I’m going to try to have this image tell a different story each week. For this week’s image, I aged the photo, used the posterize feature and applied a filter.  Although this image is dark I don’t find it threatening as in week 1, probably because of the warm overtone to it.  And … Continue reading One Four Challenge March Week 4