Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Dramatic Skies

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The third Monday of the month is also where we showcase our black and white mobile photography for Sally’s challenge at

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These photos were taken last night.  I noticed that we had some dramatic clouds and raced out to take photos with both my iPhone 5S and my Nikon.

These were edited with both Snapseed and Aviary.

Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes


One Four Challenge: Week 3 July


Good morning from a cool Hastings day.

Last month I wasn’t able to finish off this challenge hosted by Robyn over at Captivate Me.  This is where we take a photo and edit it four times to see where it takes us.

This morning I woke up early and decided to get up and play with Photoshop.

I deleted the distracting background, added a drop shadow and then played around with the sliders on Camera Raw.  With this I reduced the clarity, increased the vibrance and decreased the exposure.

Then I added a new background using one of the presets – a nature texture.  I then played around with a brush for the shrift.  And added the zen border to add to the texture.

Here are the first two weeks.

Week 1
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2

Let me know what you think.  I know that my Photoshop skills are a work in progress.


One Four Challenge – July Week 3

Thanks for visiting.

I won’t be able to go through my reader this morning.  I have my painting class today. So catch up with you all later.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes