I know this is very late but I was determined to get it out anyway! As some of you may know, I spent April joining in with CampNanoWriMo. Nearly all of my free time was spent working on my novel which is why this wasn’t posted then. My favourite writing spot, however, (when it wasn’t … More Changing Seasons 2016: April
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s monthly blogging event The Changing Seasons. He asks that you post a gallery of between 10 and 20 photos for each month, all taken in an area near to you. Over the course of the year we’ll get to see the landscape changing. The area that I’ve chosen to focus on … More Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #6 May
Today I foolishly went out for a walk without my camera. I only wanted to stretch my legs and get a breath of fresh air before getting back to my writing, but I soon regretted leaving it behind. I found all the new growth and Spring flowers quite captivating. Luckily, for once, I had remembered to take my … More New Growth
Here’s my fourth edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. For this final edit I wanted to repeat the soft, dreamy look of week 2 but with a few changes. 1) I selected the crop used on last weeks image. 2) I wanted to reduce the brightness of the whites on the ponies backs, an issue that had been raised in previous … More One-Four Challenge: February Week Four
Here’s my third edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. With a wary gaze she watches the world as her companion sleeps in blissful oblivion. For this week’s edit I had two things I knew I wanted to do. The first was to crop it in some way; the second was make it into a black and white image. All … More One-Four Challenge: February Week Three
Here’s my second edit for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. This week I wanted to create a soft, dreamy effect. I began by opening the original in camera raw on Photoshop Editions (the first time I’ve ever explored this area of the program). I reduced the contrast, shadows and saturation and increased the exposure, highlights and whites. I then also slightly … More One-Four Challenge: February Week Two
It’s a new month and so time for a new picture for Robyn’s One-Four Challenge. For this first edit I used Photoshop Elements. I began by cropping it a little off the bottom and sides. I then selected the smudge stick filter, which I set to a relatively low stroke length, highlight area and intensity. I … More One-Four Challenge: February Week One