Desiccated

Just when I think there are no more tears left, something like an anniversary comes along.  I woke this morning with my eyes already welling with tears and as I blinked they escaped and dropped to pool on my pillow.  Today marks the day I fell in love with my husband.  Just like that. Over dinner. Combining my current state of grief with my pastimes of art and … Continue reading Desiccated

Photo Editing: Transformation

Sometimes I edit to improve my original image – set the grey scale, tweak the detail, raise the contrast.  Sometimes it’s to remove elements – the garbage can sitting the background, the telephone wires draped across the sky, the back end of a car destroying the balance of the image. And sometimes I like to transform my image – using distortion techniques, or extreme zoom, … Continue reading Photo Editing: Transformation

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