Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Older than 50 years

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My contribution to Cee’s Photography challenge this week.  This silver tea set was given to my parents when they got married in 1960.  So it only just scrapes in.  I wanted to give the photo a vintage look.  First I used ColourStrokes and it’s dreamy filter for the black and white edit.  Then to GIMP for the cartoon filter before using FX Photostudio Pro for a vignette and frame.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: 50 Years or Older



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Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Continuous


Good morning from a drier sunnier Hastings morning.

I have been enjoying this challenge by Ese’ s Voice where we find quotes to go with our photos.  It makes me think a little about what my photos are about as well.  Anyway this weeks challenge is     Ese’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Continuous      .  I first searched the internet for quotes before searching my archives for photos to suit it.

My quote this week is:-

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

Alan Watts.

My photos were taken a few months ago in Napier.  The beach here is just pebbles and rather wild.



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They have been edited with the cartoon filter with the GIMP editing programme.  I found it made the images look a bit sharper and adding some drama to them.

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