The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Hello there, I hope your weekend went well and that (at least in the UK) you are enjoying this extra day off, complete with glorious sunshine.

This week’s prompt was; An interesting perspective, which can be taken a number of ways. Whether you define it as intentionally looking at things from an interesting angle, simply seeing them from an unusual standpoint, or creating intriguing perspectives yourselves, all your ideas are welcome.

I’m a little later than usual posting today, because I chose to wait until this morning to go hunting for photographic inspiration. I got up early before there were too many people around and drove up onto the hills overlooking the river valley in which Barnstable sits, to capture some images of the wind farm.

I also got some shots from a road bridge across the River Taw, usually a little dangerous to negotiate at peak traffic times, along with a selection from the countryside beneath the turbines.

Oh, and some cows, just because.

Now let’s see your slant on the theme…

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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.

This week on The Cosmic Photo Challenge I asked you to illustrate the prompt; Choose your masks.

Chosen partly because masks are very topical right now, partly because I was staring at a mask on the wall while I was thinking up the prompt, partly because I’d just ordered a very funky LED face mask for Audrey’s birthday and partly so I could crowbar in a great bit of psychedelic space rock at the end of this post, it resulted in the following photographic offerings.

One of my collection of face coverings inspired a few images…

…while Audrey and her birthday present provided the terpsichorean illumination with which to do some light painting.

And to play us out, as promised, here’s Hawkwind with “Choose Your Masques”

Now let’s take a peek behind your mask…

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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.

This week’s theme on The Cosmic Photo Challenge was set with no particular subject in mind, but with an idea how to execute the brief; A splash of colour.

I did a lot of careful fingertip erasing to achieve these eye-catching images, a few of blooms in the garden and our very own Audrey Rose ensconced in the floofy comfort of her armchair IT suite.

Now it’s your turn to bring some colour into our lives. Go on, you know you want to…

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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.

Welcome to another week and another edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, which is brought to you by the theme of; Collages.

I have once more gone for the unusual end of the creative spectrum, with this slightly off the wall composition.

Where did your inspiration take you over the weekend, show us your 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.

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.

The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

For this week’s edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, I asked you to consider the artistic possibilities inherent in; Shadows and silhouettes.

I’m sure all you fabulously creative folks have some wonderful images in store, but to get the ball rolling, here are my interpretations of the prompt…

…now let’s see yours.

We’d love to have you join us on our weekly photographic odyssey and it’s so easy to take part, just follow the instructions below.

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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.

Hello and welcome to a slightly later than usual, bank holiday edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, brought to you today by the prompt; Geometric shapes.

I have to admit to not being very prepared this week, so I got creative this morning with a Twin Peaks’ Black Lodge floor-themed mug…

…which I used as a counterpoint to various patterned surfaces in and around the house to make these abstract artworks.

Were you more organised than me this week?

Show off the fruits of your photographic labours and let us all in on the fun…

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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.

Ok, so this is the “new normal” we’re going to have to get used to, is it?

Well, one thing hasn’t changed and that still means that every Monday on Return of the Internet Nobody, I do a little feature called The Cosmic Photo Challenge and you are all cordially invited to take part.

On Friday I left you a suggestion based on our recent collective incarceration; asking you to capture whatever your personal version is of; The world in lockdown.

I have collected together a few of the shots I took over the last few, surreal weeks, when it has been possible to capture our beautiful town and countryside in a uniquely unpopulated state.

It has also meant that I could take photos from places that are usually far less accessible. These first two were taken from the high River Torridge road bridge, looking both downstream towards Bideford and the mouth of the estuary…

…and inland towards Appledore, with its naval shipyard.

I was lucky enough to catch a good clear evening with no traffic and a full moon high tide, so I could quickly stop the car to jump out and snap these.

But although the weather was equally glorious a few days ago when I took some on Barnstaple square and the more modest (but ancient and far more attractive) “Long Bridge” over the River Taw in town, the tide was resolutely out.

I also had a bit of a play around with a shot of the Albert Memorial clock tower outside the museum and I’m rather pleased with the result of my meticulous fingertip erasing.

As the world returns to some semblance of its bustling self, it’s almost a shame to lose the tranquility and stillness which we humans so casually shatter with our busy lives.

It has been a rare and unusual privilege to witness my home in this more natural, unsullied state and it makes me appreciate it all the more, too.

How does your world look in these strange times?

It couldn’t be easier to take part, just follow these simple steps…

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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.

A very good morning to you, wherever and whenever you may be reading this and welcome to another Monday edition of The Cosmic Photo Challenge, prompted this week by my suggestion that your photos are taken; From an unusual angle.

I wasn’t sure what direction I was going to take for this, but I saw a nice idea for a collage on a Facebook photography group on Saturday and was inspired to make this…

…wherein three of the sunsets are always at an unusual angle, whichever way up it is.

But that’s not really in the spirit of photos taken from the requisite obtuse perspective; so it occurred to me that this accidental selfie, edited after I took it the other day, holding my phone whilst standing in a socially distanced supermarket queue, might qualify instead…

Having said that, I thought I should still make an effort to actively attempt to capture something in an unconventional or indirect way, so this happened…

How did you do with your weekend homework, have you got something to show the rest of the class?

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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.

Hello there, I’m told it’s Monday, which must mean it’s time for The Cosmic Photo Challenge and a hearty plateful of Food as art.

I chose to go with a single image this week, nutritiously constructed in the kitchen from strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and French beans; here’s my field of fruit and veg flowers.

How were you inspired by the challenge over the weekend? Let us all have a look, leave your link in the comments.

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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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