ABFriday – One photo Focus – Cee’s Photo

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This month the photo we were given for this challenge from Cee at Cee’s Photography.  She held a poll to see which one we would like to edit.  The majority went for this photo:

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So firstly I went to GIMP and added a cartoon filter to define the edges of the green foliage on the tree.

Then I went to Photoscape and cropped it.  I played around with some of their preset filters and came up with this painted look.  It was too harsh so I then went to Lightroom and decreased the clarity just to soften the edges of the building which gave it a more painted look.

It  is hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing if you want to join this challenge:

ABFriday Week 43: April One Photo Focus

ABFriday-One Photo Focus: Week 42

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/onephotofocus-for-april/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/after-before-week-43-one-photo-focus/

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/after-and-before-forum-one-photo-focus-cee/

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One Four Challenge: A Thorny Issue.

Thistle in the sunset - Black and white-

This a great challenge to learn about editing photos.  But I am afraid, that this month I am throwing in the towel this week.  There is nothing more that I could do with this other than to go black and white.  My computer froze again the other day while I was working on Photoshop.  Then the next time I booted up the computer it took about 45 minutes while it had to check all the disks.  This black and white image was edited with Lightroom with a preset black and white filter and the vignette.

I have scheduled all these posts as I am not sure if we will be having any power or phone for the next couple of days, so I won’t be able to do any pingbacks

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One Four Challenge: March Week 2

Thistle in the Sunset  Week 2

So onto this photo for Robyn’s challenge at Captivate Me.  This is where we have one photo and edit it each week for 4 weeks.

I have chosen an incredibly difficult photo this month.  I spent some time last Saturday with Photoshop and Lightroom.  I actually just tried using layers and some different filters but wasn’t happy with the result.  For this week I just sharpened it a tad more and then  added the poster edge filter. That seemed to bring out the thistles a bit more.  Finally I added a soft vignette to it with Lightroom. When you view the slide show you can see the difference.

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Any advice and constructive criticism is welcome.

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https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/one-four-challenge-march-week-2/

https://lensaddiction.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/one-four-challenge-march-wk-2/

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/one-four-challenge-for-march-week-2-at-the-forks/

https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/one-four-march-challenge-wk-2-march-9-2015/

https://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/one-four-march-challenge-week-2-march-9-2015/

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/one-four-challenge-winter-fork-in-the-road-minor-adjustments/

One Four Challenge – March Week 2

Venice House part 2

Monochrome Madness: Week 52

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Good morning from a cool, cloudy Hastings.

I am loving doing my monochrome images again.  I am getting back to my roots again.  So it is good to enter in Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY‘s Monochrome Madness.  Congratulations on a year Leanne.  I have been following this for some time now and I just love seeing some of the images that have been submitted.

So an update on my computer woes. My dear friend ladysighs composed a song especially for me

https://ladysighs.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/does-this-look-familiar/

to cheer me up.  It certainly worked. It also cheered up my computer because it is all sorted out. That means no more frozen computer and Photoshop actually works.  Yes, you heard me right.  Stacey at lensaddiction got me on the right path.  So what actually was the problem?  I think it was a bad install of Creative Cloud. Which then corrupted most of my files.  So I had to start in Safe Mode where I could uninstall Creative Cloud, Lightroom and Photoshop. I also did a system restore.   Then I was able to start up again without any freezing.  So with fingers crossed I installed Creative Cloud again.  This time it worked.  Then I re-installed Lightroom.  That wasn’t a problem anyway as I was able to access it.  The problem was Photoshop.  So I followed Stacey’s advice and went to the preferences (quickly, before Windows shut it down) and disabled the CPU.  Voila! I have Photoshop CC.  It is quite different than Elements so it is quite a learning curve for me.  So I am a totally happy chappy now.

Whew!  Anyway this image was edited in Lightroom.

http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/03/04/mm52-monochrome-madness-one-year-on/

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Travel Theme: Environment

Spider's ennviroment

Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings.

I have bit the bullet and have installed Lightroom and Photoshop CC.  I  have spent the last couple of days trying to get my head around it and getting my computer used to it.  I have managed to get Lightroom going but my computer refuses to let Photoshop work.  After so long, the computer just freezes and I have to give up for the day.  Any advice is welcome.

At least I had the cricket to distract me from throwing the computer out of the window.  It was right down to the wire.  I was watching the news and the cricket reporter was optimistic that the game would be all over by about half past 6.  When I heard him say that I thought he had just jinxed the game for our team.  And sure enough, it was a nail biting finish and the Black Caps won by just one wicket about an hour later than the prediction.  I can imagine that the fans at Eden Park would have been sitting on the edge of their seats.

Anyway onto this challenge by Ailsa

Travel theme: Environment

So I chose this photo I found of a spider in it’s own environment.  My first photo I have edited in Lightroom.

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