Photos of the Week - Week 24


Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 24, Lazy Crazy Days

Photo by Barbara Larsen

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Barbara says: 

I live in Florida, which has the highest number of residential swimming pools in the US - 1,590 Million as per the latest (2022) estimate. Summer for me is jumping in the pool in my backyard!

Virtually straight out of camera. We had a strong summer storm this morning that drenched us with torrential rain, but then it passed and the sun came out once again and bounced off the pool waters.


52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 24- Trash To Treasure


Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 24, Trash To Treasure

Photo by Betty Franklin

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Betty  says:  

In exploring a local antique store, this vintage boat propeller seemed artistic. I used a 50mm prime lens with manual focus & hand held since I was in a shop (with the shopkeeper's permission) and with very little room to maneuver around. I used basic LR and PS tools with minimal cropping.


Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 24 - Smoke


Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 24, Smoke

Photo by Patricia Honeycutt

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Patricia says: 

Long exposure of smoke from a wood-fired grill wafting over apple trees on a windy afternoon. Edited in camera app.



Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 24, Smoke

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

I used an LED flashlight in a dark room with the smudge stick. Basic edits in iPhone




Critique Group Challenge:

Week 24, Lazy Crazy Days

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2023 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I futzed with pretzels, but then went out to the garden for our twirly-sun ornament. Getting the speed so it didn't just look out of focus - and not so fast it was a total blur was the trick. The image then went through various processing starting in lightroom and adding a white vignette. Generally, when I move to Topaz, I will find a filter that I like - apply it - and then work to blend the two similar to how we do dreamscape. In this case I did blur the topaz filter a bit and I think I used Soft Light for the blending.


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