The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Time once again to dive into the fast flowing creative waters of The Cosmic Photo Challenge and see what wonders we can discover beneath that shimmering surface.

This week I asked you to theme your post around the prompt; The dark and the light, however you choose to interpret that concept.

I went with the idea of composite duality, (a fancy term I just this moment invented) using careful editing to show negative cutaways of colour photos.

I was very pleased how these came out, so I continued mucking about until I stumbled on the weird optical illusion below.

Both of these side-by-side photos of a slate wall are exactly the same image, the only difference is the colour inversion. There has been no change in size, shape or angle in any way, yet somehow…

The final flash of inspiration came from the same door that has already featured in several challenge posts, reconstructed from two differently illuminated shots; one lit from inside the kitchen and one with the kitchen dark and the light on in the living room.

Now it’s time for you to light up our lives with your contributions.

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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.

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.

We had a little confusion over the prompt at the weekend, but we eventually provided you with two options for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge this week; Playing with light or The coming of winter/Winter’s breath.

I initially thought I’d go with some low winter sunshine…

…but when I got home, Rhonda and Audrey were decorating our newly-erected Christmas tree, so I decided to take inspiration from that and do some long exposure mucking about.

*edit: I could hardly let this evening’s spectacular sunset go by without capturing it for the challenge, too.

K’lee is HERE, getting all seasonal and glittery for you on the other side of the Atlantic.

But now you get to show us the light of your creativity.

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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.

I chose to go with a single image for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, to illustrate K’lee’s theme of; What dreams may come.

It wasn’t any particular dream I had in mind, I just used a rather excellent surrealist sketch that Audrey drew last week and gave it a dreamlike makeover by adding it to a beach photo from a few weeks ago.

It came out quite well, I thought, see what you think.

K’lee will dream up something wonderful HERE later.

But now it’s your turn.

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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

My suggestion for this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was for you to find us some pictures that are; Spooky.

It was Halloween not long ago, so Audrey and I bought some window stickers for the living room and she posed with them to produce this rather disturbing image…

…which I have supplemented with these two creepy manipulated shots of me as a strange hooded figure.

See if K’lee manages to creep you out HERE.

Now it’s your turn to give us the shivers.

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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

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