Snap & Zap: Reflections.

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I must have known about this challenge last night as I spent some time playing with my apps on my iPad.  I have a lot of photos of reflections.  Some are really bizarre as they are taken down at Cornwall Park.

I just wanted to see where I could take this one.

Reflection - Photoshop

I went to Photoshop Express and saturated it with a vibrant filter.

Reflections FX Distressed

Then I headed to FX Distressed which added some texture.

Reflections Ansel AffectFor my final image I used the ansel filter.

Actually I must make a confession.  I can’t remember what filters I used.  It was just fun to see where I went.

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Then I went for a gothic look.  This is the original image.

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Here I tried to find my inner artist with the ArtWorks comic filter. It didn’t end up exactly how I wanted.

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So I headed to Photoscape and used one of their filters.  It blurred the edges a bit.

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Then my favourite.  Tangled FX.  Such an interesting spooky affect.

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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 Reflections.

This is a great challenge to try out new filters and generally just to have fun.  I get a bit carried away and forgot to write down the filters I used.  Too much to think about when the creative juices are working.

Snap & Zap: Me, Myself and Eye…

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Steve’s Snap & Zap Challenge: Lilacs

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This week Steve has asked for nature in his challenge:

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 Nature.

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So I found this photo of some lilac blooms.  I choose this one as the details are rather lost due to me shooting up towards the sky and the light blue sky fooled the sensors.

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So I added some drama in Snapseed.

Snapseed nature HDR (640x466)Then the HDR nature filter.

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And blurred around the edges to focus on the flowers.

ArtWorks comic filter (640x466)

Then for a bit of fun I went to ArtWorks comic filter.

PS spring filter (640x466)

Then my final stop was with Photoshop Express to add a spring filter to soften the comic affect.

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And finally I added a white vignette to really get rid of the unwanted leaves to the left.

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Cee’s Oddball Challenge: Week 31

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Good morning from a grey overcast Hastings day.  Yesterday was the first day of summer time – but it rained hard all  day.  So we had the extra hours in the evening but couldn’t do anything with it.  But it was only the first day.  A couple of years ago a politician decided that New Zealand needed extra hours of sunshine a year so the changeover was brought forward 3 weeks.  I’m not complaining.

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This week Cee has featured my oddball post of my election sticker in her round up of the week.  Thanks so much Cee.  If you want to know more about this challenge check out her blog here.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 31

This week my oddball photos are of some statues in the town centre of Hastings.  I have no idea who the artist was or what the meaning behind the sculptures are supposed to be.  But to be honest they look like upside down ice cream cones  or paper cups – albeit with a heart on the top in the first photo.

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Here is the photo of all three of them lined up.

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For some oddball reason I didn’t get a photo of the middle milk bottle.

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Thanks for visiting and check out some of these other oddball photos.

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/cees-odd-ball-challenge-wk-31/

Japanese Conveniences

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/cees-oddball-photo-challenge-week-31-in-case-of-zombies/

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