A Photo a Week: A splash of colour

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Good morning from a cloudy Hastings morning.  It is the last day of the third term of the year for my son.  He is in his final year of school and the end is in sight but is coming too slowly for his liking.  One more term to go, with his final exams.   Next year he is off to our local community college as you would call it in America or our local technical institute.  He wants to study computer systems which should be really handy should my computer crash.

This week the prompt from Nancy at:

http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/a-photo-a-week-challenge-splash-of-color/

is a splash of colour.

So last night I played around with this image on both Snapseed and Photoshop Express on my iPad.  With Snapseed I just added a hint of drama with the drama filter.  This really emphasized the centre of the flower.  Then I headed over to the Photoshop app and used the Carmine filter which gave the black and white affect while retaining some colour in the petals.  This is a great filter to use for this affect but it does need a good contrasting colour which would be picked up.

Here is another photo of a camellia.

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Initially the colour was a bright orange but I edited it further to get it back to the original pink colour.

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/a-photo-a-week-challenge-splash-of-color/

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The Daily Post: Humanity

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Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings.

After a week of warm and sunny weather it has now turned to heavy rain.  Just for the blossom parade.  So I won’t be going as I don’t want to get ill again.  So I searched through  one of my hard drives and found these photos of the blossom parade in 2006 in sunnier times.

I also think it goes well with this weeks theme by the Daily Post – humanity. Usually the town is packed and the atmosphere is just so happy and cheerful and just full of colour.

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back.

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And this is my gorgeous daughter aged 10 dressed in an old girl guide uniform as they were celebrating 100 years of the movement.

There are hundreds of hours put in behind the scenes cutting up crepe paper and making the blossoms, and then gluing them on the floats.    The council does award prizes but that is not the point as the prizes don’t cover the money and effort to go into making these floats.  All in the community spirit.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/humanity/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/weekly-photo-challenge-humanity-a-different-look/

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

A Marseille Moment

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/weekly-photo-challenge-humanity/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/wpc-humanity/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/weekly-photo-challenge-humanity-in-my-neighborhood/

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