Cosmic Photo redux.

So, after settling for simple and straightforward pictures on the Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, I just couldn’t resist playing with one of the originally rejected shots. This one of Audrey about to exit the snow globe, which I didn’t use because of the reflection across it, suddenly seemed to have potential…

…so I stared to muck around with it.

Hmm, nice rich colours, how about…

Ooh yes, I like that, now what about if I just…

Wow, now we’re really getting somewhere, but I still think I could…

Ahhh, yep, that’s the one.

Never stop mucking about, you never know what might happen.

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge I’ve decided to go the simple route for a change and just post straight photos to illustrate K’lee’s theme of; The look and feel of gratitude.

The one thing I’m constantly grateful for is my family, so any excuse to feature them on the blog is very welcome indeed.

We have had a difficult few weeks; with Rhonda and I both looking for new jobs, the tenuous juggling of our finances and battling the intractable Home Office, life sometimes seems as if it’s determined to break us down. But if there’s one thing I can rely on, it’s the way Audrey is always happy with the smallest of treats and surprises.

Which is why it was so nice to see the look of glee on her face when she finally got to be a penguin at the weekend.

Yes, you read that right, Audrey finally realised her dream of being a penguin in the snow. Well, maybe not exactly, but I think the photos below will explain.

On Saturday we missed Barnstaple Christmas lights being turned on, (usually by some z-list celebrity pushing a button, accompanied by a bit of live music on the town square) but yesterday we did wander around the small fair along the riverfront, where Audrey tried her luck on the hook-a-duck stall and won some sort of squishy ball thing which she was inordinately pleased with.

However, the thing that really made her day was the giant inflatable snow globe that was set up to provide Christmassy photo opportunities, particularly as she happened to be wearing her fluffy penguin hoodie at the time.

Find out what K’lee is grateful for HERE, later.

Now it’s time to show us some gratitude.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

There’s a more ephemeral theme than usual this week on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, even by K’lee’s standards.

You can read his post here if you need further clarification, but his prompt is; The look and feel of gratitude.

So if that brings anything to mind which you can capture in a photo, bring it with you when we reconvene here on Monday and have a weekend in the meantime.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to ) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The first thing I’m going to say about this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is that I cheated.

I didn’t intend to, but after I had the idea I couldn’t not do it and once I discovered my mistake it was too late.

You see, when I suggested Squares as the theme on Friday, I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with it. Then I had an idea while I was out of the house, which involved using the square glass panels of our kitchen door.

However, when I returned home to put my brilliant plan into action I realised the panels are in fact rectangular, not square, for which I can only beg your forgiveness.

Because I used it anyway.

I took a photo of Audrey, (in her Girl Guides uniform, as she had just come back from a remembrance Sunday parade) framed by the aforementioned oblong apertures of artfully obscured glass…

…which, in itself is not especially challenging, I admit.

So I then spent a considerable amount of time, painstakingly chopping my daughter into pieces for your entertainment.

And here’s the result.

And then, just for my own amusement and because I can never stop mucking about once I start, I made this, despite being even less square than the others.

K’lee is no square and his quadrilateral offering is HERE for your perusal.

But what righteously angular specimens do you have for us?

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Ooops, another late prompt for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, and this time it’s my fault. I started a new job on Friday and it has thrown my internal calendar out completely, but here we are and here is the theme for Monday’s post; Squares.

I’m not sure what that brings to mind, but we covered circles a couple of weeks ago and it seems fair that I give the more angular shapes a chance, too.

So get snapping and meet me back here for the new week. Be there or…well, you know the rest.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For this week’s visit to the world of inspiringly improvised imagery, K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is taking its lead from K’lee, who gave us the prompt; From dreams to reality.

Now, that kind of theme is just asking for something wonderful and strange to happen, as any mention of dreams has me looking at everything through the filter of surrealism.

I’m not entirely sure what K’lee had in mind when he set the challenge, but I think my offerings have a suitably dreamlike quality to them, or maybe it’s a nightmare, you decide.

See what K’lee dreamed up HERE.

Now show us your phantasy photos.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

Cosmic Photo prompt.

It’s prompt time again and this week K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is chaired by K’lee, who has picked another of his ephemeral themes for you to play with over the weekend; From dreams to reality.

So if your creative curiosity is piqued by that idea, why not come back and see us on Monday, to show us what photographic fantasies you’ve managed to capture.

It couldn’t be simpler to take part.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.

Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.

#CosPhoChal

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