Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Brick Paths

Brick paths

Here is my entry for Cee’s Photographyceenphotography.com,s black & white challenge which is for brick photos – stone walls, paths or roads.  So

these photos were taken at the small garden next to Cornwall Park.

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Ok.  So this is a rose.  But I used the Nik Collection for the HDR B & W preset filter and then pushed processed it to bring out the patterns of the brick path in the background.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography:Editing and Processing a Rose

Apricot Rose

Good morning from the first day of summer here in Hastings.  And to be expected it is raining.  We need the rain after the heat from last week so it is welcome.

I need some help if possible.  I have spent the past two hours trying to find photos in the Windows Photo app.  You upload the photos.  You can find them in the Photos app.  But you can’t find them in Photoshop, Lightroom or even Adobe Bridge.  The only way I could find them was when I restarted my computer and then it was added to the November’s folder.  But then I had to scroll forever just to find my mobile photos.  There doesn’t seem to be a way to download the photos into named files, making them easier to find.  Whoever designed this app is obviously not a photographer but some nerd stuck in a back room somewhere and no knowledge of what we really want.  I was stupid with the way I imported the photos anyway.  Normally I would go to Windows Explorer, right click on my phone and import that way.  But for some reason this morning it wouldn’t recognise my phone.  So any advice is welcome.

Rant over.

It is the 1st December for me now.  Yet I know that many bloggers are still in the last day of November.  Which was a fifth Monday of the month. So that means we show off some of our editing on our mobile devices.

So after much searching I found this image.  I spent a great afternoon showing a friend how to edit on the phone and some of the different apps I have.  This rose was edited using Distressed FX, just to bring out the richness of the apricot colour.  I didn’t go overboard this time, actually I have been rather conservative in the editing.

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This was the original.

Check out Sally’s challenge over at lensandpensbysally.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-editing-and-processing-autumn-foliage-sanctuary/

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WPC: Transitioning Roses

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Good morning from another hot and muggy day. I am up early as I have to go and help my father at a market.

Which means I am really early with my WPC post.  Which this week is “Transition” set by 

For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Perhaps a photo of your little one’s first steps, as they transition from baby to toddler. A sunset scene, as your world passes from day to night, or waves kissing a shoreline, the space between land and sea.

So, what else can I show but roses.  I tend to try and get the transitioning roses in one image – from the bud to a dying rose and different stages of blooming in between.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transition/

Red Transit in London

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