Phoneography Challenge: Editing Fun

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Good morning from a grey Hastings.  The sun is trying to shine through as I am writing this so I am hoping for a nicer afternoon.

I am a bit late posting but it took forever to update my internet security.

Since this is the 5th Monday in September the prompt for Sally’s challenge is my favourite one – editing using the same themes as last week.

So it is back to my ducks.

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Firstly I headed to Snapseed and used the drama filter for some added texture on the water.

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I added a bit of glow with the old lens filter.

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Then I headed to Photoshop Express to add a vignette.

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And a filter – which I can’t remember – except it was to add a stronger feel to it.

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I headed to an app called Artwork HD for a comic filter.

Sketched duck.

And finally I used the Sketch app with the original image to create this black and white drawing.

It is a lot of fun playing around with all the different apps to get the different affects.

You can check out the challenge at Sally’s blog as well as a couple of other posts.

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing-the-complexity-and-simplicity-of-the-walk/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/phoneography-my-take-on-the-iphone-6-plus/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/an-eye/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-editing/

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Thanks for visiting.

Cheers

Pheneography & Non-SLR Photo Devices Photo Challenge: Photo Editing

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Good morning from Hastings.

Sally from Lens and Pens by Sally has changed the title from her challenge to include all non camera devices.  Just lately I have discovered the programme Murdoch Mysteries – the joys of a broken arm – nothing much else I could do.  Why do I say this?  I love the way that they show all the ‘latest’ camera devices – including the first kodak camera. The turn of the century was exciting in the new developments from glass plates to celluloid.  It also meant changing the way cameras were used – in particular police forensics.  It was also a rich mans hobby too.  Just think of all those intrepid pioneers travelling around the world documenting life as it really was.

Fast forward a century and we see how cell phones have become the new kodak of our times.  It means that anyone can document their lives but post the images on line for everyone to see, not just in books.  It means for me anyway that I don’t get caught out without a camera.  With the new technology these cameras are just as good as the bulkier SLR cameras.

This is the 5th Monday (we are now 6 hours into Tuesday here in NZ – it is still Monday in most of the world so I will do this anyway) of March.  So this week is photo editing using apps.  I love this challenge as it means I get to show my creative side.

These photos were taken a while ago.  I was crocheting some baby booties and noticed the textures using the macro feature of my IPhone 5S.  They were editing using Snapseed which enhanced the textures.  If I remember rightly I used the drama and grunge filters for these edits.  A nice distraction from crocheting.

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Thanks for visiting and here are a couple of other great blogs to check out.

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing-leaf-street-graffiti-series-2/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-processing/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-distinct-color/

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Mandarin Orange Monday: 70

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Good morning from another sunny Hastings.

 Well a new week has rolled around.  I swear that time speeds up the older we get.  Anyway I am on time with the challenge by LorikArt.  I found these photos as I scrolled through my archives for something different today.

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So as usual I went to FX Photostudio Pro just to emphasise the areas I wanted to focus on.

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I find that some of the filters can edit out some unwanted background.

Then it was over to Photoshop for more editing to get to the final orange image.

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It is fun to see how the images become almost like science fiction compared to the original photos.  I can’t say what I did but just went with the feel of the photos.  So if something didn’t appeal to me, then there is always the undo button to click.  Ah the joys of digital photography.  Aaaaah.  Love it.

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Having fun with FX Photostudio Pro

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings.  WE have a long weekend this weekend.  Today is a public holiday for us as it is our anniversary day and then Monday is Labour Day.  Traditionally it is the time to plant your veggies for the year.  That I will avoid.

Anyway thanks to Sonel and Amanda ♥ Unique So Chic I am learning so much about photo editing.  I headed to the app store and downloaded FX Photostudio Pro.  Well, what a lot of fun.  I have always wondered how to get the frame affects and now I have them.  The affects are amazing.  I have also joined an online camera club – view bug.com.  This is an incredibly positive club where only positive comments are given – you get points for liking and faving other photos and generally encourage them.  There are contests to enter as well.  But these photos are getting well received.  In two weeks I have received over 800 likes and 150 peer recognitions.  It really does make you feel that you want to learn more as well.  Anyway there are quite a few photos today as I have just had so much fun it was hard to stop.  I go out and take photos which I love, but then what do you do with them afterwards?  Have fun editing of course.

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I have found my roses to be really popular with a lot of likes and peer recognitions.

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These two photos were of an unusual seed pod of some flowers I had taken before.  They were just amazing and of course made for some awesome affects.

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Lines are amazing for photo editing.

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The first photo is a reflection at Cornwall Park.  This is with the marine filter and it really gives a depth to the photo, while the other is the charcoal sketch filter.  I love the creativity of the filters and how it can completely transform an average photo and really lift it.

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The sepia toning is good on this app as well.  I love the G & A frame on this which gives an old postcard or photo look to it.

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Finally this is the photo that everyone seems to like.  There are two sepia filters with this app.  The other sepia photo above was the aged photo toning but this one was with the sepia filter itself.  I am not sure as I can’t really remember how I got to this, but I think I changed it to black and white first, before adding the sepia filter.  The colour photo was good, but the toning and editing have really brought out the rays of light and added depth to the photo.

So have fun with photo editing.

Cheers from Raewyn