Photos of the Week - Week 26

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 26, Wild Kingdom

Photo by Linda Bennett

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 Linda says:

I figured someone in Florida needed to capture an alligator so while I was running around today I stopped at a park where you can always find some. 

This big guy was floating in the reflections of the cloulds. No worries, I was on a board walk above him. LR edits.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 26 - Portrait Editing

  

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 26, Portrait Editing

Photo by Jane Perri

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Jane  says:  

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 26 - Dots & Spots

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 26, Dots & Spots

Photo by Francisco Valladares

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Francisco says:

This is a photo montage from two photos, a pride necklace, and a photo of a fabric which I used as background.

I took the photo of the fabric at one of our local handcrafts stores to which I applied a “Color Dot Pattern in Photoshop and adjusted it to give a slanted perspective. The necklace is something I had since the 90s and being Pride Month I want to honor the people that were not able to enjoy the freedoms we have now. I used the phone to take the photos but I only used Lightroom and Photoshop for editing, I thought it would be more organic.

2024 AI Image Club

 

 2024 AI Image Club:

Week 26, Book Cover

Photo by  Hugo Dos santos

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Hugo says:

After Tony got home, he saw a horrible scene, who did this? Check out my book to find out what happened!

 

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Photos of the Week - Week 26

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 26, Wild Kingdom

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says: 

We rarely have deer close to the house, but looking out our sunroom this week this young buck was hanging out by our pond. Perhaps he was thirsty. Not wanting to risk him choosing my flowerbeds as his breakfast table, I needed to shoo him away to let him know his breakfast was elsewhere. He trotted a few yards up to our little overlook and I was able to grab a few photos. It was a day later before it dawned on me I got my Wild Kingdom image. I used an Analog Effect in Nik Collection to achieve the motion blur.

 

2024 AI Image Club -  Book Cover

  

Week 26, Book Cover

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Photos of the Week - Week 25

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 25, Forced Perspective

Photo by Penny Crossland

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Penny says:

It looks like my grandson, Seth, found his dad out in the yard again. Minor adjustments in Lightroom to adjust color and lighting.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 25 - Embrace

  

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 25, Embrace

Photo by Doug Anderson

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Doug  says:  

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 25 - Scissors

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 25, Scissors

Photo by Olivia Edwards

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Olivia says:

Scissors. Angles. Edited in Prisma app with Dragon

2024 AI Image Club

 

 2024 AI Image Club:

Week 25, Outlandish Cake

Photo by Lois Bennett

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Lois says:

Giraffes are one of my favorite animals, so I decided to create a cake with a giraffe theme. This was created using the Wonder App. Prompt: "A 6 foot tall tiered layer cake with giraffes and trees pictured on every layer".

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos

 

Photos of the Week - Week 25

 

2024 AI Image Club -  Party Time

Week 25, Outlandish Cake

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says: 

This was midjourney - prompt was: a photorealistic image, highly detailed, of a towering chocolate and strawberry layer cake sitting on red gingham tablecloth with dripping chocolate frosting and decorative chocoloate rosettes. --ar 16:9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Week - Week 24

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 24, Hands

Photo by Carol Freda

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 Carol says:

Helping hands

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 24 - Trash Treasures

  

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 24, Trash Treasures

Photo by Lisa Erlandson

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Lisa  says:  

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 24 - Paper

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 24, Paper

Photo by Joan Marycz

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Joan says:

A Quick Look into my recycling bin and a piece of white paper and a yogurt container lid became this week’s photo. Edited with Distressed FX and added two Ravens

2024 AI Image Club

 

 2024 AI Image Club:

Week 24, Marching Arts

Photo by Randy Michelsen

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Randy says:

Midjourney prompt: "An UHD photography with extreme detail of a fantastical marching band with a large variety of amazing musical instruments performing in a surreal setting In the style of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana"

 

Ricky's Challenge Photos

 

Photos of the Week - Week 24

 

2024 AI Image Club -  Party Time

Week 24, Marching Arts

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says: 

Midjourney - and my prompt was: Standing in the middle of a drum corp international show with the color guard waving banners of butterflies and the corps wearing uniforms that represent flowers.
I ended up making a few small photoshop edits as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of the Week - Week 23

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 23, Wabi Sabi

Photo by Gabor Kovacs

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 Gabor says:

The way that hydrangea flowers decay to show just their veins seems perfect for this week's challenge. I sat a small vase on a lightbox to take this image - well, 15 stacked images. I then blended the result with a black and white layer set at 30% opacity.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 23 - Do Over

  

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 23, Do Over

Photo by Warren Lee

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Warren  says:  

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 23 - Rock

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 23, Rock

Photo by Kevin Kenward

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Kevin says:

Antelope Canyon Page AZ

2024 AI Image Club

 

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Week 23, Party Time

Photo by  Margie Clark

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Margie says:

“Today’s the day the teddy bears have their ‘Birthday Party’ picnic.” This song, improvised a little, has been in my head all week, so I decided to submit this image.

AI ARTA Prompt: In the woods. Every bear that ever there was is gathered in the woods for the “Teddy Bear ‘Birthday Party’ Picnic.” There are lots of bears, treats, a birthday cake, ice cream, gifts, balloons, and party hats. High fantasy, muted colors, ultra-detailed.

 

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Photos of the Week - Week 23

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 23, Wabi Sabi

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says: 

We had two vases of beautiful flowers (mostly roses) recently. When it was time to toss them, Hugo tossed them off our terrace onto the hillside of the gully. Walking by I throught they were still beautiful in a fading sort of way. Wabi Sabi - temperal - and still beautiful. I love that what is going is being replaced by fresh new wildflowers - life goes on.

 

2024 AI Image Club -  Party Time

  

Week 23, Party Time

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Photos of the Week - Week 22

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 22, Rock Steady

Photo by Cate Armstrong

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52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 22 - Panning

  

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 22, Panning

Photo by Wendy Dillenschneider

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Wendy  says:  

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 22 - Abstract From Automobile

 

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 22, Abstract From Automobile

Photo by Cyndi Johnson

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Cyndi says:

You wouldn’t know it but this is 2 merged pictures of the rusty hood and fender of my husband’s truck. Fun playing with the colors in Snapseed and then edited again in Image Blender.

2024 AI Image Club

 

 2024 AI Image Club:

Week 22, The Lorax

Photo by  Beckie Belsaas

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Beckie says:

This was to illustrate the end of the story, with the little one holding the last Truffula Seed. I did not intend for the realism, but decided I liked it. Used Bing Create: storybook Style, a little boy with long unkept black hair wearing black pants and a long sleeve striped tee shirt, standing within the center of a small ring of stone blocks placed on the ground, holding his arms in the air and hands cupped together . Dreary desolate scenery with parched dirt and a dead tree stumps. I never really figured out Imbedded text during Ricky's photography lessons. But I went back over the lesson and placed the word UNLESS into the stones, using photoshop. Not at all what I envisioned when I started.

 

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Photos of the Week - Week 22

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 22, Rock Steady

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says: 

I read the lyrics often (although I know them fairy well), and at one point thought about being the old man with a beard. But as many of you know... my life is in transition. I live in the place I've treasured since 2002. Hugo and I took our 4WD side by side and then hiked up to a ridge that looks over Autumn Rock and our house. I thought... "it's perfect for me" - the last line of the song. This place will always be perfect for me and capturing Mother Naure in her glory (and recorvering from the horrible fire of 2018) made my heart sing. I've taken thousands of images of my mountain paradise over the years, but every day is different and every vantage point brings new inspiration.

It's not often we hike to this ridge overlooking Autumn Rock and our home, but the views are spectacular. Another moment captured - another treasure to take with me.

 

2024 AI Image Club -  The Lorax

  

Week 22, The Lorax

Photo by Ricky Tims

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