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 later.

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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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I set this week’s theme for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, choosing to turn everything; Inside out/outside in/upside down for a change.

As usual, I plucked that out of the air with no real clue what to do with it…until yesterday morning while I was sitting in the small garden shed that serves as a shelter from the rain, listening to the birds and drinking my first coffee of the day.

It occurred to me that I was sitting inside, looking into the outside and things kind of snowballed from there.

I took several photos of doorways; from the entrance and stairway of our building, to our front door, the kitchen, living room, bathroom and even my car.

Then I spent an entertaining hour or so, switching the view from each door, like something out of a pan-dimensional sci-fi story.

Here are the original shots…

…and these are the alternate universe versions:

See which way up K’lee wanted to go HERE.

Now you can flip us some snaps of your own.

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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.

The sky is quite literally the limit this week on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, because of the prompt K’lee set us on Friday; Move the clouds, a heavenly perspective.

Now I’m a big fan of cloudscapes and have a large selection to choose from, so I picked a few from the archives and used a couple more as backdrops for two new views of an imaginary Barnstaple.

You may recognise an old stone building from earlier posts, relocated from the Yeo to the Taw river, along with some other impossible structures I created from shots of the town’s eclectic architecture.

K’lee will be looking to the skies HERE.

Now it’s your turn to give us a tour of the heavens, let’s see what you brought to the party.

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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.

K’lee set the theme for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, choosing to get all architectural on us and suggesting we investigate the possibilities of the prompt; Sublimely structural.

I’m not sure if my offerings count as sublime or ridiculous, you’ll have to decide for yourselves.

I had to drop Audrey at Barnstaple’s Queen’s Theatre yesterday afternoon, where she was attending an eight hour rehearsal for the upcoming Gang Show, so while I was there I took a few photos of the theatre itself and some other buildings around town…

…then I got to work on a selection of composite images that I’m calling Imaginary Barnstaple.

You can see what K’lee has been building for us HERE.

Now you can showcase your creative outpourings, it’s easy when you know how…

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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.

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

I was the one who set the theme for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge this week, going for the very simple prompt of; Circles.

I didn’t pick it for any particular reason, although my original idea was to use photos of these soap bubbles, which landed on an African violet on the kitchen windowsill as I was washing up.

But nice as they are, that didn’t strike me as enough, somehow, so I decided to have a play with some circular glass objects instead.

A bottle, inside a pint glass, inside a vase, on top of a jar, on a wooden worktop, to be precise…

…which made rather a good starting point for some more creative composite images.

You can see what kind of circular logic K’lee’s post follows, HERE.

But now you can show us what you got round to doing at the weekend.

It’s easy when you know how…

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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 hope you all had a pleasant weekend, but now it’s Monday and time to attend to another installment of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

K’lee set the prompt this week, deciding on the dark and light theme of Shadows, shapes and silhouettes, leaving plenty of room for creativity and invention.

I chose a couple from the archives and one new shot, which I captured without having to venture outside the living room.

The first shadowy offering I have for you is the two dimensional representation of a lamp shade on the ceiling…

…followed by some silhouettes of, amongst other things, the old Barnstaple Long Bridge spanning the River Taw during an especially impressive sunset.

But my favourite is this composite image I made a few years ago, and not just because it features my beautiful wife, either…

…but because of something I only spotted when I was compiling this post, which fits into K’lee’s theme particularly well.

I had never noticed before yesterday, but there is a mysterious, shadowy figure, lurking in the background and now I can’t unsee it.

K’lee will throw some shapes and shadows at you, HERE, later.

Now it’s your turn to turn up the contrast.

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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

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