Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Editing Fun

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Good morning from a grey miserable first day of spring here in New Zealand.  It is rather strange.  We are now the 1st day of September but Sally’s Challenge over at Lens and Pens by Sally is still in August.  Weird.

So, August having 5 Mondays means that we get to have some fun with editing.  My favourite app is Snapseed.  I love it’s grunge affect and framing as you can see with these roses/

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And these sunflowers – though they were taken in late summer.

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And our magnolias are out in full force now.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-editing-and-processing-hipstamatic/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-editing-fun/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/editing-extravaganza-for-sally-ds-monday-mobile-digital-photography/

Thanks for visiting.  I don’t have time to visit everyone this morning – I have my painting class.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature’s Life Cycle

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Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings day.  Yesterday was at least warmer and drier so I headed to the beach to take some photos.  I got to see at least 4 different birds, a couple of which are native, with one on the endangered list.  So I was happy.  Those photos will be posted at some stage.

Then last night I played around with the apps on my iPad.  This acorn photo was first edited on Snapseed, and then with ArtworkHD to get this as a cartoon like image.

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Then this image was edited in several apps.  Firstly Snapseed, then Distressed FX, and finally Aviary to get the glow.

Preset Style = Color Bloom Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Heavy Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Blurry Water Bleed = Average Brush = Fine Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Wide Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
Preset Style = Color Bloom
Format = 6″ (Medium)
Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
Drawing = #2 Pencil
Drawing Weight = Heavy
Drawing Detail = Medium
Paint = Natural
Paint Lightness = Normal
Paint Intensity = More
Water = Tap Water
Water Edges = Blurry
Water Bleed = Average
Brush = Fine Detail
Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Wide
Paper = Watercolor
Paper Texture = Medium
Paper Shading = Light
Options Faces = Enhance Faces

 This last image of the fallen leaves was edited in Snapseed to really emphasise the veins of the leaves.  Then I did the final edit in Waterlogue.  As you can see the process of the transformation is also shown.  I am not sure what happened there.  Maybe it is the way it was imported into Lightroom.  But it is interesting to read.

This is for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.  This is where we use our mobile phones or tablets to create our images.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-and-peonies/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-desert-sunset/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/roses-roses-for-sally-ds-mobile-photo-challengenature/

I will be visiting my reader later, I have my acrylic painting class today.

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Phoneography Challenge: Nature

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The first Monday of the month means showcasing our nature photos for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Last night I had some phone on my iPad with Snapseed, Aviary and DistressedFX.

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As we are into winter I wanted to show off our beautiful colours.

I don’t have time this morning to check out my reader.  I am off to my painting class.  Then it is back to the dentist to get my stitches out. So will to all your great blogs later today.

By the way what a lovely name the new princess has Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.  She does look like a Charlotte to me.  Adorable.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-the-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature-old-fashion-white-bleeding-hearts/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-nature-challenge-sun-and-wren/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-reflections-on-water/

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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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One Four Challenge: December Week 3

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Here is my third part of this challenge for December for Robyn’s challenge and Captivate Me:

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-3-2/

For this week I added some texture with the Distressed FX app with the Lily and Charm filters,

I have seen some amazing transformations with other bloggers and all their complicated work in Lightroom and Photoshop.  I don’t have either one of them so rely on apps which means I don’t have such control over the changes so I just go by how I feel about the photo. But it is a lot of fun for me and that is what is important for me.  It is magic to me and that is what captivates me (sorry Robyn).

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This was last weeks image.  As you can see I have added some warmth to the image with the charm filter.

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And the first week.

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http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/one-four-challenge-for-december-week-3-chicago-skyline/

https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/one-four-challenge-wk-3-december-15-2014/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/one-four-challenge-december14-wk-3/

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One Four Challenge: December Week 2

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We are now into week 2 of this great challenge by Robyn at Captivate Me.

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-2-2/

http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/one-four-challenge-for-december-week-2/

The top image is for week 2. I went to Photoshop Express for this edit and added a vignette and the Haze filter. It is starting to bring out the leaves from the background.

So as a comparison, below is the first week, which was edited in Snapseed.

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One Four Challenge: December Week 1

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Good morning from a very cold but sunny Hastings.  Yesterday was the official start of summer, but somehow nature decided to bring back winter so it rained and the temperature dropped.

Anyway onto this great challenge by Robyn at Captivate Me

http://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-dec-wk-1/

For this month I chose this photo.  The original will be shown in the 4th week with a poll.

So for the first round of editing I headed to my favourite app – Snapseed and added my usual filters – Drama, HDR and Old lens.  I find that they define the image and add a bit more clarity before heading to other apps.

About the challenge and how it works:

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 differeneet ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.
 
http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-december14-wk-1/
https://bastet1952.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-photo-challenge-wk-1-december-1-2014/
http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/one-four-challenge-for-december-week-1/
 
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