Filter Effect Flowers

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‘Abstractionist’ filter

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‘Color Fantasy’ filter

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‘Indian’ filter

The same vase of spring tulips (original image taken by me!) with three different free filter effects applied – online art filter effects (some are free, but some are only available on upgrade) found at GoArt.Fotor.com πŸ™‚

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

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There’s something eerily silent about walking in a cold wintery landscape – I’ve had fun tonight playing about with online photo effects. The top two images are processed with a ‘blue’ filter effect, and the bottom two with a ‘surrealism’ filter effect, both using Go Art from Fotor. The first and third image show an avenue of trees taken in the freezing fog during January 2017, the second and fourth were taken in the snow last month.

Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone, East London

Weekly Photo Challenge: SilenceΒ 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: ‘Oc’

Occasionally I see a stream of consciousness prompt and know exactly where I’m going with it, sparks flying and firing on all cylinders, words all revved up and raring to go. Sadly this is not one of those fast-flowing days – today’s paltry effort is fuelled by futile stop-start ideas that can only be described as decidedly low-octane… πŸ™‚

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: ‘Oc’

JusJoJan: Darkness

As a country girl born and bred who now lives in a big city, I must admit I still feel far more comfortable in the softer country darkness than in the harsher city darkness. In the countryside, darkness seems to be more a natural continuum of muted and greyed shades, moonlit and starlit, shadows and shining surfaces. As your eyes adjust gradually to the gently descending blanket of night, surprisingly you can see your way through the darkness more than you might think. But in the city, darkness somehow feels to me more immediately ominous, as if there is more of a menacing demarcation of danger between areas of artificial lighting and the absolute absence of it…

JusJoJan: Darkness

Daily Prompt: Shock

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Whenever I first try to use my little add-on macro conversion lens after any length of break away from photography, it’s always a shock on viewing my full-size images afterwards to remember just how narrow the band of focus is while using the lens hand-held and wide open.

I tend to forget that because of the extra layers of glass added to my lens, the only way I can create images with enough depth of field to get anything much in focus is by using a tripod and closing down the aperture – aaarrrggghhh! That’s not too problematic when inside at home, but can be really annoying when trying to take anything outside.

The thing is, I initially bought the relatively cheap conversion lens to see if I enjoyed the potential practice of macro photography enough to warrant spending money on a dedicated macro lens, but although I find I really do like getting up close and personal to my subjects, the physical limitations of my particular set up do frustrate me.

Oh well, I guess you win some and you lose some… πŸ™‚

Daily Prompt: Shock

JusJoJan: Revolt

Hmmm… I’m not sure what might cause me to rise up and revolt? It would have to be something pretty drastic to make me rock the boat so badly that it risked drawing undue attention to myself. Mind you, apparently Donald Trump doesn’t seem too keen to come to Britain if he’s not guaranteed a hospitable welcome – now that might just be enough of an incentive to encourage me to add my vocal tuppence-worth to any prospective anti-Trump-visit protest… πŸ™‚

JusJoJan: RevoltΒ