K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

My turn to provide the creative inspiration for this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and I set you the task of coming up with some; Nature as art.

I created three abstract pieces, from photos of trees, pampas grass, roses and carnations.

See what you think.

K’lee flexes his artistic muscles HERE.

Now you can show us what natural wonders you captured over the weekend.

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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.

It’s the first post in K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge for the new year, with the theme I picked back in the 2010s; Welcome to the ’20s.

Last Wednesday, Rhonda and Audrey joined in with the unwritten tradition of mad English people down the ages; going for a “bracing walk” on New Year’s Day.

In the rain.

And fog.

On the beach, obviously.

It was actually a very nice stroll, just as the tide was starting to come in at Instow, from the blustery dunes to the shallow waterline, all shrouded in a foggy blanket.

I even found the inspiration for a little digital mucking about to start this year’s photographic ball rolling.

K’lee has posted his New Year images HERE.

Now you can show us how you got into the new decade.

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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.

K’lee’s prompt for this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge insisted that we; Colour my world and I am fairly sure that he’s a big fan of blues, so I plundered the archives for some examples of my bluest images and reworked a couple, too.

You’ll see K’lee’s true colours HERE later.

Now it’s time for your colourful contributions…

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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.

For this week on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you all to Showcase yourself and give us some of your greatest hits to inspire our collective creativity.

I chose to follow my own suggestions; I searched through the last twelve of months of photos to see what jumped out at me; picked another shot which I’ve always been really pleased with and added a few others that fall broadly into the “mucking about” category.

The image from this year that caught my eye wasn’t a hugely spectacular or technically complicated one, but the composition is nicely balanced and it’s a great shot of Audrey from one of our cycling/photography outings in the summer.

I have taken a lot photos of birds in flight, capturing action shots of gulls and ducks feeding at our local wildfowl reserve, which is where I took this second picture a few years ago and it’s one I am still rather proud of.

Which brings us to a more adventurous form of the photographic art; my experiments with digital editing and manipulation from over the years.

Try not to have nightmares…

K’lee’s selection is bound to be simply the best and is now HERE for your perusal.

But now we’d love to see what you have cherry picked from your archives for us.

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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.

Hello and welcome to the start of a brand new week which, as ever, means another foray into the optical playground we call K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This week our adventure is hosted by my transatlantic pal, K’lee, who gave us the creative prod of (to give it its full name); Cosmically circular/cosmically square.

I decided I would create a one-off digital artwork to meet K’lee’s brief, using this ordinary photo of the square tiles in our kitchen.

But that turned into two when, after a considerable amount of mucking about, I produced this rather fetching abstract image…

…which eventually morphed into this extremely cosmic masterpiece.

K’lee will put his round photographic peg in a square post HERE.

But for now it’s time for you to show us your curves and angles…

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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 edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by K’lee and his prompt; State of independence.

Clearly inspired by the fact that Thursday is July 4th and Independence Day across the pond, I chose to once again utilise Audrey as my model and transform her into an American icon.

It also seems fitting, as she is about to embark on the Big Adventure at a new school in September and is rapidly becoming a confident and independent young lady.

So, with a couple of homemade accessories, I made her into Lady Liberty for the day and I think you’ll agree she carries it off rather well.

Some cardboard, scissors and tape was all I needed to produce a crown and torch…

…to give the proper gravitas to my human statue.

Then, with a little editing magic, I placed her in Instow, to guard the entrance to the harbour.

After that, I got artistic and created these two artworks on the same theme.

Klee will show you the state of his creativity HERE.

Now you can impress us with your offerings.

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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.

Welcome to an artistic installment of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, curated this week by K’lee, who chose the prompt; State of the art: Yesterday, today or why not tomorrow.

I decided to take that fairly literally and pick a few of my original “art” compositions from previous posts and create a new one specially for the occasion.

Here are some old favourites…

…and this is the latest addition, made using some graffiti I captured on last weekend’s walk with Audrey.

K’lee showcases his artistic side HERE.

Now it’s time for you to dazzle us with your aesthetic creativity.

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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.

I gave you all carte blanche for your ideas on this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, leaving the field open for whatever creative images you wanted to showcase in our Christmas Eve post.

I knew I’d just end up mucking about with something for fun and I was right; I went for some festive abstraction.

I took a selection of shots of the decorations on our tree…

…and did some terrible things to them, to create these bespoke works of art.

K’lee will show you his random selection HERE, soon.

Now, it’s late, let’s see what you have to offer 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 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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