Friday’s Florals: Artistic Californian Poppies

Californian Poppies

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Brick Paths

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Here is my entry for Cee’s Photographyceenphotography.com,s black & white challenge which is for brick photos – stone walls, paths or roads.  So

these photos were taken at the small garden next to Cornwall Park.

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Ok.  So this is a rose.  But I used the Nik Collection for the HDR B & W preset filter and then pushed processed it to bring out the patterns of the brick path in the background.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads

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A Photo a Week: Vintage Hastings

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Good morning from 2016 here in Hastings, New Zealand.  So what is the weather look like for the start of the New Year – in one word – lousy.  It is wet and miserable and it is supposed to stay that way for a couple of days.  But then again the farmers need the rain. My Monochrome of the Day images were taken south of Hastings and the hills are just so brown and dry.  So hopefully it is a sign of a good year for us.

Anyway nancymerrill  from

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has asked for our vintage photos.  I loved the idea of vintage photography.  Last year I purchased the Nik Collection for my editing.  Right what I wanted to do.  So here is a collection of vintage photos from last year’s Art Deco Weekend.  I have made these into cards – I will take them into the Information Centre here in Hastings to see if I can sell them.

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Then I have been going over old photos, taking photos of them and then editing them with Silver Efex Pro 2.

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A baby photo of my twin sister and myself.

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And then I edited my grandmothers photo.  I could have fixed the cracks up but they are part of the photo.

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