K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I’m at the helm of this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge post, having asked you to get Up close and personal for your weekend’s homework.

As usual I had nothing specific in mind when I set the theme, deciding to search outside for inspiration and it didn’t take long to arrive.

I was sitting having a coffee in the sunshine yesterday morning and noticed a few seed pods on the table, from one of the many trees which overhang the back of our garden, like this one…

…which isn’t unusual, so I didn’t pay it any attention, although there was something slightly different about this particular seed.

Again, nothing all that unusual, certainly not worth investigating any more closely…until it moved.

On its own.

I was also playing with some new editing apps at the weekend and I made this rather effective image, bringing all the flower borders in very close indeed, to form a lush little “garden planet”.

K’lee gets just close enough for comfort HERE, go check him out.

Now it’s your chance to shine.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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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Cosmic Photo prompt.

For this week’s prompt on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge I have decided to return to a previous theme and concentrate on the details, by getting; Up close and personal.

However you want to interpret that for Monday’s post is fine with us, it’s your spin on our suggestions which makes the challenge fun.

Here’s how to do it…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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.

Today’s post is more about artistic interpretation than photographic precision, with K’lee in the driving seat for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, leaving us the esoteric prompt of; If you could see into the heart of me.

Well, it was obvious to me that this would have to feature my family; Rhonda and I met in person for the first time almost exactly five years ago and, next week, she and Audrey will make their first trip back to America since they moved over here.

They are both very excited at the prospect of catching up with friends and family, especially meeting their first grandson/nephew for the first time, a visit delayed for over a year by financial constraints and intractable bureaucracy. It will also be the first time we’ve been apart as a family for five years, so they will of course be very much in my thoughts for the three weeks they’re away.

That seems like a lot of firsts for today, but it would hardly be a first to just post photos of my family, so I thought outside the box (well, outside in the garden) and made a little stop frame animated gif to illustrate K’lee’s theme as literally as possible, painstakingly constructing it from just two photos and a heart sticker.

You can see K’lee’s heartfelt and artistic post HERE.

But now it’s time for you to show us yours…

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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.

I’m terribly sorry for the lateness of the hour again, I wasn’t paying attention.

This week’s adventure on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is chaired by K’lee and his prompt for the week’s challenge is…challenging; If you could see into the heart of me.

I like it, but I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet, how about you..?

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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

One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary.

Ok, I’m going to be straight with you about today’s entry in the alternative dictionary…it’s awful.

It’s tenuous, oblique, obtuse, very very specific and requires some mental gymnastics to make it work, so I apologise in advance. But I laughed out loud when it came to me in the garden yesterday, so in it goes.

“Fastening” – Stuttering vocal hook employed to memorable effect by Paul Hardcastle on his 1985 No.1 hit, “19”.

For those of you in need of a further clue or are unfamiliar with the tune in question, here’s the rather excellent original music video.

#1linerWeds

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I set the theme for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, asking you to get out among the public and do some; Street photography.

I’m choosing to include all public places in my interpretation of that term, focusing on candid, un-posed photos of people enjoying an afternoon drink in the sunshine of a pub garden. This kind of picture seems to capture a millisecond of life far better than any expensive, stiffly formal family portrait ever could and that’s what makes them so fascinating, I think.

I decided to go with all black and white images for this week’s post, with a little bit of extra digital fiddling for effect.

See what K’lee has in store HERE.

Now give us the fruits of your photographic labours.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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.

For this week’s nudge in the general direction of inspiration, it’s my turn to give K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge its theme and I’ve chosen to repeat a prompt we’ve had before: Street photography.

That gives you almost unlimited scope; whether you capture something candid and spontaneous in the city centre, snap a weed growing between paving slabs in a tiny village, or click your camera at a comatose commuter on the train.

All life is here and waiting to be documented in Monday’s post.

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To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog on Monday, (or just, you know, whenever) 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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