Steve’s Snap & Zap: Droplets

Droplets original (640x484)

This is always a fun challenge by Steve.


For each Snap & Zap I will suggest a new theme so take a new photo or use an existing photo and edit it with any software you like, so…

  1. Create a new post showing the original
  2. What edits have you made?
  3. What software/techniques have you used?
  4. Link back to the current week’s page

So for this week Steve has given us droplets to work with.

The first image is the original.

Droplets + Drama 2 (640x484)

So it was of to my favourite app Snapseed for the Drama 2 filter for definition.

Droplets + FIne HDR (640x484)

Then I added the fine HDR filter.

Droplets ArtWorks - Comic (640x484)

Then I went to another really cool app – ArtWork for the comic filter.

Droplets PS Dream (640x484)

Then to PhotoShop Express for my final edits.  This one is the dream filter.

Droplets PS Carmine (640x484)

Then the carmine filter.

Droplets PS + Vignette (640x484)

Then the vignette filter.

Droplets + PS Vivd (640x484)And a vivid filter.

Droplets PS + memory (640x484)Just so I don’t forget I added the memory filter.

Droplets + PS Carmine final image (640x484)

Finally I added the carmine filter for my final image.

Snap & Zap: My Disco Needs Me…

Today is also a huge day in Australia and to a lesser extent here in New Zealand.  Melbourne Cup day. A horse race which stops a nation, literally.  So good luck to all those with their workplace syndicates.

Thanks for visiting.



Phoneography: Nature’s beauty

Untitled (486x640)

Good morning from another sunny Hastings day.

Another month has gone by and we are back to nature photography for Sally’s challenge:

We have such a lovely show of these deep purple irises at the moment and I can’t take enough photos of them.  These I took just as I got up this morning as the light was more muted.  Now as I look out the light is much stronger now.

Iris 1 (486x640)

Iris (640x486)

Edited with GIMP and Photoscape.

It is a big day for me.  My big teenage son has his leavers dinner tonight and finishes school on Thursday.  He just has to complete his final exams and then he is free.  He turns 18 in January and has been accepted at our local community college – EIT to do a degree in computer systems.  I am so proud of him getting this far and has done so well, considering he has dyslexia and had received no help at all at his high school.

Thanks for visiting.



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