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.

K’lee provided the inspiration for today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, picking another of his trademark enigmatic themes; A vision of tomorrow, through the eyes of yesterday.

I chose to take his prompt rather literally, using the theme of sunrise and sunset to illustrate the tomorrow/yesterday element and, well…eyes.

First, morning and evening in the woods…

…then a journey home; with a shot of the sun rising behind me over the motorway, as I drove home early one morning, paired with a sunset over the river in Barnstaple.

And then there’s this…

K’lee has his eyes on the prize HERE and it’s a visual treat.

Now let’s see where your creative talents took you.

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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 set the theme for today’s seasonal adventure on K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, requesting that you provide an illustration for the prompt; A touch of Autumn.

This time of year is often thought of as gloriously colourful and pleasantly warm, by those of you from sunnier climes, but here in England that’s not always the case.

In fact, grey and wet is a more accurate description of our autumnal weather, but we have to work with what we’ve got so I went out in the rain and captured some views around Barnstaple for you.

From the swollen waters of the tidal river Taw, to the town square with its newly renovated museum, to the leafy country lanes near where we live, the change in seasons is visible everywhere you look.

See where K’lee went with the prompt HERE.

Now we’ve shown you ours, it’s time for y’all 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

Welcome to this, the first ever reader-powered edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, with today’s post provided by Eklastic and Frank Hubeny, combining photography and poetry on the theme of; Misty memories.

Here are my photographic illustrations of that prompt…

…and here is my poem:

A long time ago when I was a kid
We had a cat called Misty, I’m sure that we did.
He was a big Russian Blue the colour of fog,
But to be perfectly honest, I much prefer dogs.

You can see K’lee getting all poetical HERE.

Now it’s your turn to show us you’re not adverse to a verse or two.

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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 was in charge of setting the theme for this week’s K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, giving you the prompt of; The end of summer.

*****DON’T FORGET: There’s still time for y’all to submit your suggestions for next week’s challenge.*****

There are many directions in which we could take that idea, but I took my inspiration from the busy buzzing of insects in the garden. There were countless bees and hoverflies rushing around to make the most of the weekend’s glorious sunshine, as they collected what remaining pollen they could find. I also spotted a tiny snail, sunbathing on one of our final gazania flowers.

See just how summery K’lee is HERE and be amazed by his creative stylings.

Now it’s your turn to make this drizzly Monday sunny and bright…

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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

Cosmic Photo prompt.

There’s a special announcement attached to today’s prompt for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, but we’ll get to that in good time, first it’s time for your weekly inspiration.

I’ve chosen the theme this week and I thought I’d pick one to go with the (hopefully) nice weather we’ve been promised over the weekend, just in case it’s the last chance we get; The end of summer.

So see if you can catch some fading blooms, atmospheric sunsets or warmly lit ritual scenes to illustrate the changing of the seasons to beautify Monday’s post.

And now it’s time to enlist all y’all’s help in coming up with next week’s prompt!

Yes, K’lee and I are opening up the field for any of you, our lovely contributors, to suggest a theme for a week today; so see what you can come up with and the two of us will pick our favourite (K’lee, we could discuss our choice via Twitter…?) and set that for next week’s challenge.

If it’s a successful feature, we’re hoping to do this once a month, so everyone should get a chance to pick their own ideas.

Please feel free to leave your suggestions on this post or Monday’s, here or over at K’lee’s place, we’re eager to see what you think up.

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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 today’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge we are looking for optical repetition of some sort, prompted as we are by my theme of; Reflections.

I resisted the temptation to use editing tools to produce the required mirroring this time and used…yes, you guessed it, actual mirrors.

I produced a few images, some of which I think have an almost sci-fi feel to them, using a large wall mirror and a small pivoting one on a stand, (with a little digital mucking about for added effect) see what you think…

See how much of reflective mood K’lee is in HERE.

Now you can show us how you did this week, it’s easy, just follow these few simple steps…

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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 bank holiday edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by K’lee’s prompt of; Colour me cosmic.

I decided that our outing with Biff, an old friend who visited for Audrey’s birthday, would make a fine and colourful subject for the challenge, because we went to the Gnome Reserve.

This charming place is a labour of love, created and run by an equally charming and slightly eccentric lady called Ann Fawcett Atkin, who has been providing a sanctuary for gnomes from all over the world for 40 years.

She is an accomplished artist and gardener, with her artworks on sale in the house, from where you collect your gnome hat before touring the reserve (so as not to make the residents uncomfortable) and where you can also buy a traditional Devon cream tea, freshly made sandwiches and local ice cream.

So we donned our colourful hats…

…and set off into the woods.

See K’lee unfurl his colours HERE.

Now let’s see what part of the spectrum you’ve chosen to highlight 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

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