The Cosmic Photo Challenge.

When I set the theme for The Cosmic Photo Challenge on Friday, I was fully expecting to have a couple of frosty mornings to go with the prompt; The first breath of Winter.

But as usual the English weather didn’t cooperate, (not that I’m complaining on this occasion) and yesterday was a lovely sunny day to take a walk along the opposite side of the River Taw for a change.

I followed the Tarka Trail cycle path, under the tall road bridge I walked over two weeks ago, down to the flood plain, where the receding tide and calm water made for some excellent reflections.

What did you find to impress us with at the weekend? Come on, it’s time to show ‘n’ tell…

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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.

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.

This week’s edition of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is brought to you by another of K’lee’s open-to-interpretation prompts, which asked us to look for anything that was; Hiding in plain sight: Photo elements you might have missed.

Although this seemed like an interesting concept to begin with, I was soon stumped for ideas because, well, how would you know if you’d missed something?

So I started scrolling through the thousands of images in my Google Photos album, looking for inspiration, hoping something would magically jump out at me.

After half an hour of fruitless searching I was about ready to give up and Photoshop a random duck into a landscape photo, or add Audrey to a crowd scene like a female Where’s Wally impersonator, when an old picture of her wearing my sunglasses scrolled past.

Aha! Mirrored lenses, they’re always handy for unusual reflections.

And I was not disappointed because, if you zoom in you can see, not only me taking the photo, but a shadow of me doing so, cast by the sun on the wall to my left.

Which just goes to show, there’s often more to the picture than meets the eye.

K’lee will point out his seen-but-not-seen puzzle for you HERE.

Now it’s your turn to uncover some photographic phantoms 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

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