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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Building Transformation

From this:

to this:

or maybe this:

I will be demonstrating the technique of creating this picture in my next course which I will be starting in the new year.... Will be giving details soon.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Old vs New

While my husband and I were in Hong Kong one of our favourite visits was to the Nan Lian Gardens.  Here is a photo my husband took which is a real contrast of old and new.  To emphasis the contrast I converted the background to black and white.

I am about to create an photo album for a friend of mine and thought I would try out some of the options under the Guided section of PSE10.  By going to Photo Play, Picture Stack I changed the picture to this with just a couple of clicks:
It's well worth trying out the Guided options if you want some funky pages for an album.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Beetle in PSE

Okay, so I couldn't resist going away and changing my beetle in PSE.  Picasa is good for a quick fix but that's all.

Here are 4 variations.  I think I like the first but finding it difficult to decide....

More Picasa..

I don't always use my flash camera partly because I keep my point and click with me almost everywhere I go and it's often unexpected scenes that I get my best shots.

On my recent trip to Indonesia I took this picture of a ....hmmm...flying beetle(?) getting nectar from a gorgeous hanging flower tree.  I am really chuffed with this shot because it's not taken with a flash DSLR, just an ordinary camera.  Just love my little Panasonic....

So thought I would submit it to Photo Art Friday.  I gave it a quick change in Picasa which I am playing around with at the moment.  Sharpened the image slightly, cropped it and then applied a soft focus.

However, think a serious manipulation might be happening on this one sometime.....