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.

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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

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

K’lee chose the theme for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, picking one of his trademark “open to interpretation” prompts and encouraging us to capture; Pieces of a dream, in black and white.

Well, I think I’ve managed to meet K’lee’s brief with these four images.

Two are old favourites, to which I’ve added an extra layer of Twin Peaks-style black and white zigzags, reminiscent of The Black Lodge, the other two were made yesterday. Oh, and they all seem to contain eyes, I’m not sure why.

The new composite pictures were made from a landscape and a cloudscape, with elements of these four photos added to them.

So, here are my monochromatic dreamy offerings, I hope you like them.

You can see what K’lee dreamed up HERE.

But now let’s see what fantasies you captured for us.

Edit (19/07/18): I am adding an extra one, which I was mucking about with for this post and thought it fitted nicely with the prompt.

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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.

Welcome to an extremely colourful edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, this week curated by K’lee and based around his prompt; Cosmically created colour.

I had a flash of inspiration yesterday and took some photos of Audrey’s sand sculptures…

…along with some family portraits; then superimposed the latter over the former and carefully erased all the exposed skin, resulting in these brightly coloured and slightly surreal images.

You can find out what K’lee has to offer, HERE.

But now it’s time for you to add a splash of colour to our day.

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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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