Dragonfly, Dragonfly

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Red Dragonfly 1

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful

I found a new weekly photo challenge over at Dutch Goes the Photo!  This week, Frank has asked us to show how colorful we can be.  

Colorful Flowers

Colorful Bikes

Colorful School Mural

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For Extra Credit #2

I’m babysitting this week and taking pictures of my grandson off and on all day.  While he’s napping, I’m going through those pictures and also playing with old photos to practice what I’ve learned in photoshop class.

First up is the original shot….

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I then tried “painting” it but wanted to use more colors….

 

I didn’t like my “painting” (I don’t think you can really call it painting though and I didn’t like staying inside the lines) so I erased it all and tried something different.

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So now it bears no resemblance to the original but I like it.

 

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For Extra Credit

I am having SO much fun with my Photoshop class!  I am absolutely amazed at everything it can do so each night, I’ve taken a couple of my old photos and played with them to see what new magic would happen.  

This is tonight’s “Before”…

Pink and Red

First edit…I blended and blurred…

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….I added some more filters and “twisted” and here is the “After”.

Hurricane Twist

My jaw dropped when I saw this transformation and I know I’ll never be able to recreate it again.  I love the way the colors blended but I have one small issue with the final result.  I’m an insurance agent on the coast and it looks a little too much like the symbol used for hurricanes.  Hopefully it’s not an indication of what to expect this summer.

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Regular Random – Five Minutes with a Tiny Bouquet

I picked up this tiny bouquet at the grocery store this weekend.  The bright colors were calling out to me and I instantly decided it would be the perfect post for Desley Jane’s Regular Random challenge.  I hadn’t participated in a while so this was the perfect time to rectify my absence.  

The rules are to pick an item and without disturbing the subject, spend five minutes taking shots with different lighting and angles.  

You can find Desley Jane here:  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2018/05/06/five-minutes-frosen-in-darkness-regularrandom/

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Lady Bank Roses

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I thought we lost our lady bank roses during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  My dad had given us a sprig from his plant several years ago and it had matured into a beautiful plant.  Hubby replanted what was left and while it never bloomed last year, it has made up for it this year.

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Regular Random – Five Minutes with Yellow

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The idea of this challenge is to pick a subject and spend five minutes photographing it using different angles and lighting without moving the subject.  The center of this flower is so beautiful that I decided to concentrate just on it.

Desley Jane hosts this challenge and you can find her here:  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2018/01/07/five-minutes-with-a-peony-in-decay-regularrandom/

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