One Four Challenge: December Week 4

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Wow, the time has gone quickly in December.  It won’t be long and it will be 2015.

And this is the final week for this challenge for this year and yes, I will definitely be back next year for this challenge and it is a great one for experimenting and trying out new ideas.

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”

Neil Gaiman

I love this quote as it really represents my approach to photography.  Most important  of all it is about enjoying what I do.

Anyway the first photo is for the final week.  After the third week I really didn’t want to do any more editing as I loved that image the best of all.  But I went to the Glaze app and turned it into an oil painting but I am not entirely happy with it.

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And here is the original.

And a slide show to show how the image has changed over the weeks.

You can find out more about this challenge here at Robyn’s blog.

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-4-polls-and-januarys-challenge/

This challenge has not only helped with learning new apps, but I have learnt how to create a gallery, a slide show and a poll.

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Thanks for visiting.

Cheers

 

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Steve’s Snap & ZapChallenge: Selfie

Original selfie (616x640)My hear sank when I saw the prompt from Steve this week.

Selfie.

Oh no

I hate selfies as they are so unflattering.  So I got my daughter to take this photo of me when I got all dolled up for my son’s graduation dinner.

It is time to move on from the selfie I have been using as it was before my marriage break up.  I did the usual thing and went and got a radical hair cut – I cut all my curls of.

So  I wont go into all the gory details of my editing to save an overload of images of my face.  I have narrowed it down to 2 photos.

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As you can see I got rid of the wrinkles and mottled skin tones and blacked out the background to soften my face.

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Then I used these great app that I found out through another wonderful blogger called Glaze.  Here you can find some more great photos with this app:

http://movethechair.wordpress.com/

It gives an oil painting affect and best of all it is free.  So I thought I would go for an oil painting.  I love watching the Antiques Road Show and look at all the portraits that are centuries old.  So here is my version.

So I am asking which version is your favourite.

The photoshop version or the oil painting.

Thanks for your imput.

Thanks for visiting.

Snap & Zap: Let Me Take A 100 Year Old #Selfie…

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 Selfie.

Cheers