Mandarin Orange Monday: 88


It has been a while since I have done this challenge.  I like it because I get to explore the different filters.  I was thinking yesterday that I am not really adventurous enough with my editing.  I tend to stick to the same filters.  With this challenge I am determined now to go into uncharted territory and really go outside my comfort zone.  It may not always be successful but at least I will give it a go.

This photo was again taken at the home improvement store – see my Oddball photo this week.  An orange baugainvillia.

So I am orange to start with.

IMG_3443 ink outlines

Then I added ink outlines to emphasise the lines in the leaves.

IMG_3443 ink outlines + pastel

Then I went for the pastel strokes.

IMG_3443 ink outlines + pastel _ gradient orange

Then I added the orange gradient.

Final Image

Finally for my final image I tweaked at the shadows and highlights.

For more information on this challenge check out Lori’s post here

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Week 6


Last week I had to take my parents to a large home renovation store and to fill in time I whipped out my cellphone and embarrassed my parents by taking photos.  Not to mention upsetting a few of the staff.  Well there were so many things that were so interesting.

This was a rope dog in a bucket.  Cute.


Check out Cee’s post for entering this challenge

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 6

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Sunday Stills: Yellow


Good morning from Hastings.

Ed is back with his Sunday Stills challenge which this week is yellow.

As it so happens while I spent a month at my parents I was fascinated with these yellow marigolds.  This first photo was taken from inside through the curtains.  I love how the colours are muted.


The same photo without the curtain.


Finally I went outside to take this photo.

Here are some other great posts to check out too.

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Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Wings


Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds,

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Travel Theme: Misty


Good morning or is it nearly good afternoon from a grey Hastings day.

This week the theme from Where’s My Backpack is misty.  I  have seen some really awesome posts for this with their links below.

This was taken yesterday at Cornwall Park where the fountains were still working for the children to play in.  Once the weather starts to get colder it will close down.  I edited this photo with the Sepia filter in FX Photostudio Pro.

Here are some other posts to check out..

Travel theme: Misty

Travel theme: Misty

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