Photos of the Week - Week 17


Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 17, Cracks

Photo by Mary degreef

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Mary says:

Getting hot here in Florida. These is just a few cracks in a big pile of dirt on the farm. I put a photo of fire on top, layer masked that all out, then brushed back in the cracks. I put the fire on top so the photo would have the meta data for this week. Used a filter from Topaz.



52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 17 - Dreamscape


Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 17, Dreamscape

Photo by Nancy Maciolek Blake

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Nancy says: 

I thought I would like using the dreamscape technique with flowers – and I do – but I found that I especially like it applied to structures like nest boxes and buildings. Softening the texture while keeping the lines of the shape is really appealing to me. This nest box is one of several used every year by Tree Swallows. Later in the summer, the fields are filled with lovely pink Joe Pye Weed but right now there is only a hint of the beauty to come.

Basic edits in LR, no cropping. In PS, used a Gaussian blur layer of 110 pixels, multiply blending, followed by adjusting the levels of the flattened image.


Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 17 - Corner

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 17, Corner

Photo by Deb Story

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Deb says:

This is the corner of my creative space. I’m able to see outside. But also I have several little knickknacks and things that are part of my past. I edited this with both distressed fx and BeCasso

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 17, Corner

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:





Critique Group Challenge:

Week 17, Cracks

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

This is an old Douglas fir log with a huge crack. It's essentially a large votive candle holder shot from the side. I saturated the colors and did a dreamscape which gave it a sort of sunset landscape effect.



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