Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Spooky Photo Montage


Good morning from November the First – a new month and not long to Christmas (sigh).  Why did I say the date? Well everywhere I see spooky Halloween images.  We don’t celebrate Halloween much here in New Zealand.  When I think of Halloween I think of ET.  For some reason unknown.

But that doesn’t mean that I can have fun with photo montages and producing a suitable spooky image.  As usual I edited this image in Pixlr. The first image was some branches and then I overlaid another macro image – which I won’t tell what it is as I will show that at a later date.  Then I played around with the overlays to get a spooky night scene.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Photomontage

It is the fifth Monday of the month where we do get to be very creative with our editing.

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Photomontage of Hawke’s Bay


Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

This week I have used photos from driving home from Otane a couple of weeks ago.  We had a beautiful morning at the market but about 15 minutes before we were due to finish a heavy storm came over with thunder and lightning.  We moved very fast to pack up.

On the way home there was a lot of heavy cloud formation.  So what do you do? Get the cellphone out and take photos.


Edited with Pixlr of course with their filters as overlays.  It is interesting to find the right filters for the image that compliments it.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Photomontage

I will be stepping back from my blogging for a few weeks.  I have some bridesmaid dress alterations to do as well as more knitting, so have a few full weeks ahead.  I will be doing my monochrome of the day but nothing much else.

Take care everyone.  Catch up with you soon


Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black & White Landscapes


Good morning from a cool and cloudy spring day here in Hastings.

This morning when I checked my emails I noticed that I had just got another 10 followers on Viewbug. I went back over my first photos that I had uploaded and it was interesting seeing just how much my photography had changed.  I have kept the essence but am now more adventurous.  But also new software is readily available to challenge us to do more with our photos.

At the moment my go to app for my iPhone is Pixlr.  There is so much to it and I find that I know where I want to go with the images.  They may not be the best quality but I use that to my advantage.  At least I hope so.

So first up is this shot of the large moon that I saw going down to Otane last Sunday.  I had left my Nikon at home, and so it was out with my iPhone 6S.  I edited that image as a charcoal/pencil image. Then I framed it but wanted to show that vintage look, as if the pencil drawing had really seen some bad times.


Whereas with this image I just wanted the lines to be the focal point.


And finally this was just a basic conversion to monochrome.  I like the way the cows contrast against the sky and grass.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Black & White

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Having Fun with Editing


Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

This is the fifth Tuesday[Monday] of the month for Sally’s mobile photography challenge.  So that means just having fun with editing.

This photo was taken from the bus on the way to Wellington last Easter.  Just south of Hastings.  The clouds were dramatic anyway but I wanted more drama so went straight to Pixlr.  My favourite app at the moment.  There are so many filters to choose from.  I chose this one to add even more drama to the clouds as well as the huge moon.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Editing Challenge

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

We are nearing the end of winter.  Next week will be the first day of spring.  But it is still cool.  Especially when I go down to Otane.  One of the stall holders, Ray, produces wrought iron products.  One of his most popular products is this brazier.  So when it is cold, but no wind, he lights it to keep the stall holders and visitors warm outside.

This is a photomontage of about 4 photos together to give a feeling of movement.  Ray couldn’t understand why I kept taking close ups of the flames.

This week for Sally’s challenge, being the 4th Monday, it is Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). Sally has now added photomontage to our choices.  There is so much fun to be had when using multiple images.

So my image was edited with Pixlr.  I thoroughly recommend this free app.  So much fun and choices with it’s filters.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Photomontage

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