Good morning from a cool Hastings morning.
As we are now well into autumn I found some fruits still hanging on the trees around Hastings.
I thought that they would make the perfect photos for Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week.
Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Food
The first photo is the last of the apples.
The last of the fejoias.
The last of the lychees.
The last of the black grapes.
The last of the green grapes.
But persimmons are now in season.
Some enterprising people bag the persimmons up and sell on the side of the road.
Hastings is the fruit bowl of New Zealand so I thought it would be appropriate to showcase some of our fruits.
This week I have gone for the monochrome feel – edited with FX Foto Pro for something a bit different.
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Good morning from a cooler Hastings.
As it is Monday it is time for this awesome challenge by LorikArt. It is a great way to learn about photo editing and just to let the imagination go wild.
For more about this challenge here is her blog
So I started off with these two photos from the car show at Meanee yesterday.
The tree photo didn’t really need much editing to get where I wanted.
I can’t remember the filter for this particular photo but it was edited with FX Foto Pro. I wanted some more definition to the tree to make it stand out more against the background so added the Hippie filter.
Which gave me my orange image.
The tower photo had a few more steps.
I first dodged it to make the tower pop out a bit more against the sun behind it.
Then the bright spots filter.
Finally I used the gradient map filter for the orange image.
In Photoshop I then tweaked around with the colour hue and also tweaked the shadows and light so that it stood out a bit more.
For the final image I flipped the tree vertically so that the tower was just a shadow in the background.
This is a lot of fun just playing around and trying different filters and getting to know new apps and editing programs.
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Good evening from Hastings.
I haven’t done this challenge for a while – sorry Lorik but I have been having problems getting your posts.
But I do love doing this as it is all up to your imagination and it doesn’t have to be so formal.
These two photos were taken at the same spot – by our local tennis court. I love how the spider webs are building up around this woven heart.
I will start with the tap.
I have found a great new app – FX Foto Pro so I started there.
I added some texture to the tap with some scratched paper.
Then the marine filter.
And the vintage filter.
Then I went to Photoshop and added the fresco filter.
Finally I went orange
I did do some tweaking with the shadows and highlights but lost the photo.
For the heart I also started at FX Foto Pro
First I used the glowing hue filter.
Then added a little texture with the silk filter.
Finally I added the hippie filter before heading back to Photoshop.
For some poster edges.
Sorry but I can’t upload the orange gradient photo.
I tweaked that a lot with the shadows and highlights in order to get more detail in the heart.
Then I tweaked around a bit more and moved the tap to the bottom left of the image before heading back to FX Foto Pro.
I framed it and then used the vintage filter for the absolutely final image.
It is not perfect but more of a surreal photo and is a means for me to learn more about photo editing.