The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello and welcome to a place both wonderful and strange, The Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week brought to you by the theme of; Surrealism.

Yesterday I spent a relaxing, Zen-like hour or so, carefully and precisely photographing, editing, positioning and erasing images, to produce the cryptic masterpiece you see before you.

So, what peculiar delights do you have to show us this week?

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

In a bit of a first for The Cosmic Photo Challenge (although, ironically, it’s the second) I’m giving you almost the same prompt two weeks running, due to how impressed and entertained I was with your abstracted posts

So, for the sake of originality, let’s call this week’s theme; Surrealism and see what fantastical creations you can come up with.

Composites, collages, warping, swirling, bending and twisting your images are all options for this freestyle prompt, even photos that didn’t come out quite the way you intended are welcome.

So I’ll see you in a couple of days for another mind bending Monday post.

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I asked you to get creative for The Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, simply by setting the prompt; Abstract.

That could mean pretty much anything when it comes to mucking around with photos, because once I start I always get carried away.

Here’s the result of an hour or so of digital fiddling, brace yourselves…

So, what comparatively sane creations did you come up with at the weekend?

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Running late again (just for a change) this week, but I’ve finally made it and now I’m here it’s time to set the theme for Monday’s post on The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

{Apologies to anyone who was waiting for an entry in the alternative dictionary on Wednesday, but it seems I have mastoiditis and I haven’t been at my best for a few days. Normal service should be resumed as soon as possible, fingers crossed.}

Anyway, on to today’s prompt, which I have chosen as an excuse for some non-specific photographic mucking about; Abstract.

So get your creative thinking caps on and provide us all with a little artistic visual stimulation with which to start the week.

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I asked you to use the theme of the rough with the smooth as your inspiration for this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge and I was inspired by two rather different examples of horticulture.

We were given some black lilies by our next door neighbours and I was looking forward to seeing them bloom dramatically amongst the ferns, but what we actually got was this mildly disturbing and very rough mutation…

…with buds growing out of buds, like the chest burster in Alien.

Which contrast very nicely with the smooth sleek forms of the day lilies, the star gazer lily and the perfect geometry of the dahlia which started blooming yesterday.

Now let’s see how you interpreted the prompt this week.

Come on in, the pictures are lovely!

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

For this week’s adventure in artistic imaging, The Cosmic Photo Challenge is asking for your take on; The rough with the smooth.

I don’t know why, it just sprang to mind as I was writing this post, so I’ll be as surprised as the rest of you when Monday comes and we all show and tell our weekend homework.

See y’all in a couple of days for the communal revelation, it couldn’t be simpler to take part…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Monday comes around so fast, but never fear, The Cosmic Photo Challenge is here to brighten the start of your week with the theme of; Our feathered friends.

The birds didn’t seem to be taking the challenge seriously, though, when I walked along the river in the park yesterday.

Usually thronging with gulls and ducks, the only ones on the water were a flock of geese and they wouldn’t do me the decency of coming close enough for a good shot.

Then when I did manage to capture a suitable avian subject, they seemed intent on camouflaging themselves.

There is a gull in this shot, for example…

…and a pigeon in this one…

…but you’d never know it to start with.

So I resorted to using a few shots of the gull family at work, whose lives I have been chronicling on Facebook for a few weeks.

What did you catch on the fly at the weekend?

Don’t be shy, let us all enjoy your pictures, it’s as easy as 1,2,3…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

Your prompt for this week’s installment of The Cosmic Photo Challenge is simplicity itself; Our feathered friends.

Not much left open to interpretation there…or is there?

Surprise and amaze us with your creative outpourings on Monday, it’s so easy to do…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning/afternoon/evening, wherever you may be and welcome to the regular Monday post of The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

On Friday I asked you to use your creative talents to illustrate the theme of a wet weekend, since that was clearly what we were in for in our neck of the woods.

But alas, having wasted the chances of a horrible Saturday, hiding inside from the rain and finally accepting I’d have to get out in the inclement weather yesterday instead, Sunday was dry!

I decided I’d have to settle for water flowing horizontally, rather than falling vertically, so I took a quick drive from Instow back to Barnstaple, via Fremington Quay and captured some shots along the very windy Torridge and Taw rivers.

How did your weekend pan out?

Come on, don’t be shy, let’s all have a look…

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

Cosmic Photo prompt.

For this week’s theme on The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I’ve resigned myself to asking for images of; A wet weekend.

Yes, rather predictably the weather has decided to be uncooperative for this short break from the working week (or possibly slightly longer if you’re in America – Happy Independence Day to y’all, by the way) so we’ll go with what we’ve got and hope for the best.

See you on Monday for a show and tell of elemental proportions. Until then, stay safe and keep on keeping on.

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To get involved with the challenge; check out the Cosmic Photo Prompt each Friday, then post a photo (or photos) on your blog the following Monday, with a pingback link to my Monday post.

Tag your posts with #CosPhoChal.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages, animation, gifs, 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.

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