Mandarin Orange Monday


Good morning from a cooler Hastings.

As it is Monday it is time for this awesome challenge by LorikArt.  It is a great way to learn about photo editing and just to let the imagination go wild.

For more about this challenge here is her blog

So I started off with these two photos from the car show at Meanee yesterday.

The tree photo didn’t really need much editing to get where I wanted.


I can’t remember the filter for this particular photo but it was edited with FX Foto Pro.  I wanted some more definition to the tree to make it stand out more against the background so added the Hippie filter.


Which gave me my orange image.

The tower photo had a few more steps.


I first dodged it to make the tower pop out a bit more against the sun behind it.


Then the bright spots filter.


Finally I used the gradient map filter for the orange image.6

In Photoshop I then tweaked around with the colour hue and also tweaked the shadows and light so that it stood out a bit more.


For the final image I flipped the tree vertically so that the tower was just a shadow in the background.

This is a lot of fun just playing around and trying different filters and getting to know new apps and editing programs.

Thanks for visiting.


Final watermark for blog


17 thoughts on “Mandarin Orange Monday”

  1. Firstly, thank you for your nice words about MoM:) Secondly, your images are beautiful and it was really interesting to follow your processes. Thank you for describing them…I know how much time it takes!! I often can’t even read my own scribbled notes! I must have a look at FX Foto Pro too…thanks. And finally – thanks for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday!!:)


      1. You’re welcome. I’m sorry I hadn’t followed your blog earlier. I have so many who follow and then comment, so I usually wait until someone has commented a few times and know they are not spammers 🙂


  2. Your artwork and use of filters is inspiring, I just can’t seem to find the time to sit down and try things out. I did spend some time in Gimp only to find when I tried to open the file later the photo was not there, only one of the silly gimp fox heads. Hardly encouraging.


    1. Thank you. When saving photos in GIMP you need to export them in JPEG form – I generally save my photos to the desktop to edit them further in other apps and saving them to the hard drive. Just saving them is only going to give you the gimp fox heads. Hope that is useful. 😀


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