K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

This Monday’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by my prompt from Friday, when I set the theme of; Inside.

At the time, I had no idea of what I’d do with that, but I knew it wasn’t going to be much of an outdoor weather weekend, so I guessed I’d be safe with the suggestion.

As it turned out, I did manage to get out on my bike for a few cycle laps round the park with Audrey, but I was working most of the weekend. My only other trip out was to the launderette yesterday and that was where inspiration struck.

So here are some shots of, made from and from the inside of, a washing machine drum.

Get inside the photographic mind of K’lee HERE.

But before you do that, show us what you brought to the party this week.

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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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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

We’re turning the prompt on its head this week, per my suggestion that your entries for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge fall under the loose definition of; Upside down.

Whether you choose to capture an object which is, itself, the wrong way up, invert an existing image, or any combination of the two, it’s all fine with us.

I’ve chosen to use the reflective properties of the River Taw to provide a trio of optical double-takes for you to ponder.

You can reflect on K’lee’s overturned Obzervashuns HERE.

Now, however, it’s time for you to expose your exhibits for our enlightenment.

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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 adventure in imagery, K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge asked you to do some duplication, for K’lee’s prompt; Double the expression through double exposure.

This sounded like fun to me straight away, because I love a bit of mucking about and Audrey is always keen to star in challenge posts, so we went for a bike ride around the local park and did some panoramic experiments.

These weren’t created in the strictest sense of a “double exposure”, because they were taken in one slow pan, with Audrey running round behind me to change position, but the result is the same.

We also did a bit of an experiment with those fancy 360° 3D photo thingies you see on Facebook and Pinterest, except ours aren’t sweeping panoramas of cathedrals or tropical waterfalls; they are of Audrey playing pool in the pub and following herself around the living room.

You need to click each link to view it, then slowly scroll round or move your phone to explore.

***FOUR-DREY***

***POOL***

***AT HOME***

After that, I had another idea, while looking through the rippled glass of the door into our kitchen.

This is another example of not-really-double-exposure, but it kind of falls into the same category; in that it’s two photos of the same thing (in this case, me) taken separately, then stuck together again.

I took an ordinary, boring selfie, then took another, but this time through the aforementioned glass door.

Then I created this rather Magritte-like composite image, which I think came out quite well.

K’lee’s suitably artistic offering awaits you, HERE.

But now it’s time for you to share your double visions with 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

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Ok, so I cheated again.

I knew, when I set Friday’s prompt for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, that I was going to see my old friend Duncan and his band on Saturday night, hence; The food of love.

Because, as we all know, that particular nutrient is music, so I thought I’d try to capture the essence of a live show in photographic form.

The band, Duch jo, (an acronym of the members’ names) play a thrilling funk/rock hybrid which sounds like Prince producing a Frank Zappa album with Sly And The Family Stone, with surreal samples and effects blending the songs together making it seem almost like a concept album.

Duncan’s heavy bass lines and rapid fire lyrics, some skillfully syncopated drumming and shredding guitar solos made the non-stop set a truly immersive musical experience.

Despite there only being a small but appreciative audience, they played as if their lives depended on it and those who stayed to the end were rewarded with a unique and musically complex show from three very talented performers.

Audrey even got to try out some of Duncan’s vocal gadgets and I took the opportunity of snapping a very grunge photo of her while she was on stage.

I also took my usual artistic licence with a few shots, including one of a rather sensory overloaded child who seemed fascinated by the band, but for whom the volume was clearly a little much, along with a long exposure with ghostly musicians.

You can see what type of offering K’lee has for us, HERE

Now it’s time for you to show us your compositions.

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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.

Friday’s prompt for this edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was inspired by one particular image but, as usual, my mind wandered and another idea took up far more time.

The theme I chose was fairly simple; Natural patterns, prompted by some strange shapes on the side of Rhonda’s bbq charcoal starter…

…which, after it had cooled, looked like this;

There was this leaf-within-a-leaf pattern on some ivy…

…and the pattern of sunlight through these branches;

Which was gave me an idea.

I thought I could show the almost fractal patterns created by leaves and light in a more…abstract and interesting way. So I converted the photo to harsh black and white, then slowly raised the contrast a bit at a time, until I had nearly fifty versions of the same image, which I ran through my gif maker.

K’lee will show us his natural talent with patterns HERE.

But now you can take the opportunity to stun us with your Monday 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.

Hello from the sunshine of the garden and welcome to this bank holiday edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week curated by K’lee and inspired by his prompt; Copper, silver and gold.

The very first thing which occurred to me when I saw that, was money. So I went with simplistic but artistic today and grabbed the first three coins that met the criteria, cleaned them up a bit and, after a bit of digital fiddling, voilá, copper, silver and gold

I’m sure K’lee will have something precious to show us, HERE.

But now it’s time for you to add to the treasure trove…

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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.

Welcome to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I trust your week has started off successfully.

I have a day off again today, because my boss was hassling me to book some holiday last week, (they get twitchy if you have too many hours left to take, in case you suddenly want to take time off when they’re busy) so I took advantage of the holiday lull after the Easter break and booked a couple of days.

None of which is especially relevant, except for the fact that it’s all about today’s prompt; Time.

I didn’t know what I’d do with this theme when I set it, it just seemed a nice broad concept to interpret with a picture and, as it happens, I am only presenting one photo for your consideration this week; my homage to the great Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.

I’m rather pleased with it and you’ll have to take my word for it that it took longer than you’d think to get it just right.

K’lee will take the time to show you the fruits of his labours HERE.

But now you can show us what moments you captured 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

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Monday rolls round again, bringing with it the weekly burst of creativity that is K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week provided by K’lee and his prompt; Simply Surrealistic.

Well I was very happy to see K’lee’s post on Saturday, because there’s nothing I like more than a bit of weekend image manipulation, especially if it’s to make something strange.

The stranger the better, in fact.

So I took a photo of myself…

…one of a tree, just for some background…

…then, with some artistic mucking about, (and because there’s probably something wrong with me) I produced this:

It’s anyone’s guess what K’lee has come up with, but you can find out HERE.

Now you can show us how your imagination works…

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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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