A Bright and Early Start — Bright Squares Apr 15

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Becky’s April BrightSquares.

Just back from my early morning walk with Lensy 😁

Winter Brightness — BrightSquares Apr 13 and One-to-Three Photo Processing

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Becky’s April BrightSquares & the SquirrelChase’s April Challenge.

Seemed an obvious to combine the two challenges in the one post. I’ve done some very basic editing on this one, using Apple’s embedded photo editing software.

The original

The first edit is a basic square crop, normal way up & inverted.

Square crop, normal & inverted

For the next edit, I dropped the light to it’s lowest setting. A lot of detail in the shot is lost, but the colours really come into their own with a rich contrast between the blue & yellow.

Minimal light setting
Minimal light setting

The opposite, this time. I ramped the light setting right up; the colours wash out to a degree, but the foreground detail in Lensy & the ice covered log he’s sat on become discernible.

Max light setting
Max light setting

Trying something different this time — I’ve desaturated shots before to give a washed out look, but never single colours. For this one I desaturated all the colours apart from blue to give a colder feel to match the sub zero temperature that this was shot in. The difference is quite subtle, hence the slider (the left hand shot is the original).

All colours but blue desaturated

Light and Dark — Lens-Artists Challenge #138

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks challenge, set by Amy: Natuarl Light.

My favourite natural light is in the dawn; with the greatest contrast between light & dark. The same can be said for dusk, but I’m very much a morning person!

Arbroath sunrise
Arbroath sunrise
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One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge — March 2021

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My first entry for theSquirrelChase challenge.

All my editing for this post was done using Photo Focus & Splash Colour Pro. This was an App I got free to replace my previous Colour Strokes App which is no longer around.

I’ve gone for another lensball shot for today’s editing fun πŸ˜ƒ

Original
Original
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A Photo a Week Challenge: Faded

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Nancy’s A photo a week challenge: Faded.

I agree with Nancy that a faded look can work well with flowers. I also looked at other vibrant pics I’d taken for other posts & faded them. The result seems a bit lack lustre. I’ve done all my shots as sliders so you can form your own opinions; faded or not!

These first shots are all flowers.

Faded roses
Thistle & tulips
wild flower posy
Dandelions

…and now some non floral fades.

Lensball landscape
Nested kitchen set
Coloured pens

For the floral shots, It’s hard to choose, but I think the faded look works well with wildflower posy & the dandelions. For the non floral ones, I definitely prefer the vibrant colours, but that was the reason for those shots in the first place. That being said, I do like the faded lensball landscape; to me it gives a much colder feel to the shot.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Off-Center

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for Nancy’s A photo a week challenge.

Raindrops on a rose
Raindrops on a rose
Drookit skwurrel
Drookit skwurrel
Sunflower & bee
Sunflower & bee
Arbroath War Memorial
Arbroath War Memorial
Just after sunrise
Just after sunrise
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

…and finally, some off-center lensball shots πŸ˜ƒ