Phoneography Challenge: Double Delight

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Just a few photos of this gorgeous and very fragrant roses that are just starting to bloom in our garden.

Enjoy.

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The hardest part was trying to take photos when it was so windy.  I ended up holding the stem for these photos.

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-nature-sunset-in-costa-rica/

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Steve’s Snap & ZapChallenge: Selfie

Original selfie (616x640)My hear sank when I saw the prompt from Steve this week.

Selfie.

Oh no

I hate selfies as they are so unflattering.  So I got my daughter to take this photo of me when I got all dolled up for my son’s graduation dinner.

It is time to move on from the selfie I have been using as it was before my marriage break up.  I did the usual thing and went and got a radical hair cut – I cut all my curls of.

So  I wont go into all the gory details of my editing to save an overload of images of my face.  I have narrowed it down to 2 photos.

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As you can see I got rid of the wrinkles and mottled skin tones and blacked out the background to soften my face.

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Then I used these great app that I found out through another wonderful blogger called Glaze.  Here you can find some more great photos with this app:

http://movethechair.wordpress.com/

It gives an oil painting affect and best of all it is free.  So I thought I would go for an oil painting.  I love watching the Antiques Road Show and look at all the portraits that are centuries old.  So here is my version.

So I am asking which version is your favourite.

The photoshop version or the oil painting.

Thanks for your imput.

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Snap & Zap: Let Me Take A 100 Year Old #Selfie…

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

The theme for this “Snap & Zap…” is Selfie.

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One Four Challenge: December Week 1

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Good morning from a very cold but sunny Hastings.  Yesterday was the official start of summer, but somehow nature decided to bring back winter so it rained and the temperature dropped.

Anyway onto this great challenge by Robyn at Captivate Me

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-1/

For this month I chose this photo.  The original will be shown in the 4th week with a poll.

So for the first round of editing I headed to my favourite app – Snapseed and added my usual filters – Drama, HDR and Old lens.  I find that they define the image and add a bit more clarity before heading to other apps.

About the challenge and how it works:

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 differeneet ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.
 
http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-december14-wk-1/
https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-photo-challenge-wk-1-december-1-2014/
http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-for-december-week-1/
 
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