Mandarin Orange Monday: 89


Yesterday I spent some time on the computer just playing around with my blog – as you can see I have updated it hopefully to make my photos stand out a bit more.

Plus I set up a website to sell my photos as prints, greeting cards and cell phone covers which can be found here

Anyway I spent some time playing around with Photoshop filters for this challenge.

So this is the first photo


I added the fresco filter

Fresco 1

Then the water paper filter

water paper

Then the accented edges filter

accented edges 5

Finally the orange gradient map filter

gradiant map

Then here is the second photo.


First I used the poster edges

Poster edges

Then a diffuse glow

Diffuse glow 2

Then the water paper

Water paper 3

Then I solorized it.

solarized 4

Finally the orange gradient map

orange gradient

I played around with this image quite a bit, actually I really didn’t know what I did but managed to get several layers together on this.

DSCF5645 gradient to repeat

When I merged them together I played around a lot  with a few layers.

final image

The top left I used several layers to give a three dimensional feel or a feel of movement.

It was fun to see what I could do.

Check out Lorik’s awesome works of art here

Thanks for visiting

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge Week 7


Good morning from a cooler Hastings.

I love this challenge by Cee and was this week honoured to be featured in her round up.


So this week I have chosen the two oldest students in the world.  This was a great couple I met at the vintage car parade for the Art Deco festival in February.  They were great with a wonderful sense of humour and spent the whole time posing.


Here you can check out Cee’s blog for more information.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 7

And I love the monkey in this post

And learnt about ropes in this post.

Learning the Ropes

Thanks for visiting.

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