The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge is entirely your call, because the prompt was; Freestyle.

I have a few random images from the last week to offer you, starting with a rather obliging small tortoiseshell butterfly, which posed long enough for me to get a nice close-up…

…followed by an interesting view of a spider in the shed and a shot of the local crows coming home to roost.

Then we come to the inevitable mucking about section; starting with a composite image of three lucky consecutive shots of a squirrel I captured, as he jumped out of the flowerbed…

…and ending with an edited version of a simple photo of my reflection in an empty picture frame.

Now I’m keen to see what you have in store for us this week, so let’s have a look, don’t be shy.

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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.

For today’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I asked you to capture your photos; Out in the country.

I nearly lost my gamble with the weather by waiting until Sunday to go out taking pictures, but I managed to dodge the showers for long enough to plod up Codden Hill.

I took in the spectacular views (five counties are visible on a clear day) from the foot of the memorial Jeremy Thorpe erected to his wife, Caroline in 1971, which you can share by watching the short video below.

Where did your search for rural photographic inspiration take you 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hi there, welcome to Monday and also to The Cosmic Photo Challenge, which this week is all about what happens when you; Drain the colours.

I chose to showcase the *lack of* beautiful colours of some of the flowers in the garden.

But before that…

…I have been posting my challenge photos on Photo Sans Frontieres on Facebook, where I have recently encouraged group members to get involved. Well I am happy to say that this week I can include a fabulous shot of a cast-off dragonfly skin (known as the exuvia) from new member, Clive Wilson.

Now let’s see your monochromatic offerings…

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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.

For today on The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I asked you to concentrate your creative talents on the prompt; Inversions.

I had no clear idea what I was going to do, just that it would involve some digital mucking about and it turned out to be…interesting.

Would it look strange if flowers and clouds changed places? Or if rivers swapped their traditional home for a more confined life on land? Could you fit a forest inside a church?

The answers to these somewhat unusual questions are now available, should you be the inquisitive sort…

Now let’s see your topsy turvy attempts to meet this week’s challenge…

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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.

For this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, we’re all doing our own thing, because the prompt was; Freestyle.

I didn’t capture anything new at the weekend, mostly because of the horrible weather yesterday, so I decided to combine elements of 12 previous shots to create an artwork of composite imagery. See if you can spot them all.

Behold my radical redesign of Exeter cathedral.

Now it’s time for you to share your talents with the rest of the class, so, who’s first..?

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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 again, so it’s time for our regular journey down the optical rabbit hole; Giving it the old collage try.

This week on The Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you to do some photographic applique and make a collage from whatever images you liked.

I always enjoy the meticulous process of creating these odd little scenes, see if you can spot the seven additions to this picture from last week’s post.

What did you put together for our visual delectation 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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Today’s creative inspiration for The Cosmic Photo Challenge was a simple theme, allowing you as much aesthetic scope as you liked to make; Art for art’s sake.

I went with one abstract image, made using photos of a wind chime and a peculiar mix of surrealism and pop art which began with an idea for a Hamlet-esque Yorick pose and ended up as something else entirely.

Where did the artistic muse lead you at the weekend, I’d love to see your results…

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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.

DJ-dc57 In the house: Remix world premiere.

The main reason I wanted to produce my own original music was so I could use it to make truly original remixes.

It’s all very well to use the digital equivalent of a crowbar and sledgehammer to mash two existing tracks together, to create something larger and more unlikely than the sum of its component parts, but I wanted to be able to take an existing piece of music and be responsible for ALL the additional bells and whistles.

I almost achieved that when I successfully submitted my reworked version of Number‘s Face Down In Ecstacy, but even then I used something I’d previously created, not material I’d specially composed for mixing with their song.

Now, having sufficiently mastered my latest discipline, I reckon I have successfully produced a fairly credible debut; an extended, elaborate and somewhat noisier reworking of Lindstrom‘s The Contemporary Fix

So, here is my first genuine, bespoke remix, with its very own lovingly created video.

Enjoy.

Remix video frenzy.

The devil will find work for idle hands and he apparently has all the best tunes, so maybe I should be thanking that particular mythical personification of the evil that men do, for my latest burst of creativity.

Because, since I got furloughed from work again, I’ve had plenty of time to dabble with my audio visual home production studio (well, ok, my phone) and I have recently managed to achieve some pretty impressive results.

For a start, I made this epic reworking of Kate Bush‘s Hounds Of Love

…along with a truly awesome mashup mix of Madonna‘s Ray Of Light and Kraftwerk‘s Numbers/Computer World, which unfriendly YouTube algorithms decided to block, so you can only see the full extravaganza via Instagram (apologies for the poorly-embedded player, you may have to click the link) which you can access below.

How about a spot of Vangelis, with a track from his Blade Runner soundtrack; this is Dimitri’s Bar, remixed with some additional electro rhythms from C Gonzalez

…or if that doesn’t float your space craft, here’s an extended romp through a Levellers song called 15 Years

But the things I’m always most pleased with are the ones which are solely my own work, like the techno sci-fi epic in my previous post and this completely original, pumping house music jam, entitled Lockdown Funk.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Good morning, happy Monday everyone.

I requested that this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge should feature images themed around the prompt; Solid, liquid or gas.

I vaguely presumed some of you in chillier climes might be able to combine ice, water and steam/clouds for your submissions, but I didn’t really have a plan until yesterday morning, when I started mucking about with slo-mo video.

I discovered that it’s possible to get some very effective results with just a tripod, some ice cubes and various beverages (coffee turned out to be the best) positioned carefully over the sink.

You’ll have to take my word for it that there’s steam rising from the coffee mug, but I compensated for its invisibility by providing three states of picture instead; still, gif and video.

Now it’s time for you to show us what’s making a splash in your world 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.

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