The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

The time has come once again to light the blue touch-paper on The Cosmic Photo Challenge, stand well back and see what explodes out of the prompt; Feel the heat.

I spent another weekend in the blazing sunshine out in the garden, where we had a barbeque on Saturday…

…and yesterday I spotted this little chap enjoying a dust bath.

Now it’s time for you to showcase 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.

#1linerWeds: Wednesday Weirdness.

For your dose of Wednesday Weirdness this week, I’ve been getting animated.

Here’s the result of me spending an hour or so with a few marker pens and some BluTac, once as a gif and then re-edited with extra effects (accompanied by more of my original music in the video).

#1linerWeds

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1linerWeds: Wednesday Weirdness.

Good day to you all and welcome to a new slot on Return of the Internet Nobody, while the alternative dictionary takes a break for the duration of this…extraordinary time we’re all living through, to make way for, well, weirdness.

No idea what that actually means in the long run, but it’ll be original content, it’ll be on Wednesdays until further notice and, needless to say, it’ll be weird.

It could be music, videos, GIFs, animation, digital art, anything at all, the only thing they will have in common is that they will only have a one line explanation. This allows me to continue crowbarring them into Linda’s One Liner Wednesday feature and gives me something to do that takes longer than coming up with a bad pun once a week.

So…

I made a video to go with my latest original composition, “Fazer”; created using a timelapse of a cycle ride to the park, which you can see in this gif..

…and which you can watch in all its psychedelic glory, right here on YouTube.

#1linerWeds

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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.

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.

Today’s post is more about artistic interpretation than photographic precision, with K’lee in the driving seat for this week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, leaving us the esoteric prompt of; If you could see into the heart of me.

Well, it was obvious to me that this would have to feature my family; Rhonda and I met in person for the first time almost exactly five years ago and, next week, she and Audrey will make their first trip back to America since they moved over here.

They are both very excited at the prospect of catching up with friends and family, especially meeting their first grandson/nephew for the first time, a visit delayed for over a year by financial constraints and intractable bureaucracy. It will also be the first time we’ve been apart as a family for five years, so they will of course be very much in my thoughts for the three weeks they’re away.

That seems like a lot of firsts for today, but it would hardly be a first to just post photos of my family, so I thought outside the box (well, outside in the garden) and made a little stop frame animated gif to illustrate K’lee’s theme as literally as possible, painstakingly constructing it from just two photos and a heart sticker.

You can see K’lee’s heartfelt and artistic post HERE.

But now it’s time for you to show us yours…

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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.

When K’lee set the theme for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I thought I was going to be a bit stumped, because he gave us the prompt; Get your motors running; Cool cars that caught your eye.

Now I’m not really a car person, so it left me at a loss for inspiration, so I cheated.

I used cars you can’t see.

I have done experiments with cars and light painting before, but this time I’ve added a little movement to the process.

I went out and took a few long exposure shots of passing traffic; some from parked at the side of the road, some from looking down on the lights, standing on a bridge and a couple with the camera lying on the dashboard as I drove home.

I also made a little gif to show the creative process in action.

K’lee will speed his pictures to you HERE, later.

Now you can show us what you’ve got to offer…

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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.

Friday’s prompt for this edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was inspired by one particular image but, as usual, my mind wandered and another idea took up far more time.

The theme I chose was fairly simple; Natural patterns, prompted by some strange shapes on the side of Rhonda’s bbq charcoal starter…

…which, after it had cooled, looked like this;

There was this leaf-within-a-leaf pattern on some ivy…

…and the pattern of sunlight through these branches;

Which was gave me an idea.

I thought I could show the almost fractal patterns created by leaves and light in a more…abstract and interesting way. So I converted the photo to harsh black and white, then slowly raised the contrast a bit at a time, until I had nearly fifty versions of the same image, which I ran through my gif maker.

K’lee will show us his natural talent with patterns HERE.

But now you can take the opportunity to stun us with your Monday creativity.

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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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