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       52-Week Photo Challenge Class Week 42 - HDR

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 42, HDR

Photo by Richard Stebbins

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Richard says:

This image is from a local neighborhood that had a great mix of trees that I thought would work well. I used a tripod to keep the same picture while flipping through 5 total exposures. This was a difficult exercise in getting the exposures right and then it the editing process.

 

          Critique Group Challenge           from week 42

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 42, Camouflage

Photo by Allison Haggarty

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Allison says:

Hiding in plain view

I did a little rearranging in the produce section when I went for groceries today.

FIrst try was with a yellow apple, but I like this one better even thought the outlier is more obvious.

I had some other more ambitious ideas but my daughter and her husband are visiting for the first time in almost two years and I'd rather spend time with them :)

Looking forward to seeing what the rest of you come up with!

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 42 - Round/Orbs

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 42, Round/Orbs

Photo by Helen Walsh

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Helen says:

Silent Song: Representing an empty Jabiru nest. One of the installations for Floating Land, a biannual art show set into the landscape at Boreen Point , Noosa. This photo was taken right on sunset after a thunderstorm using a Live Photo long exposure. I used a phone stand and the self timer. Edits in phone.

 

 

 

 

Aurora Borealis

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It seems I continue to have a love affair with curved piecing, and my free-motion quilting continues to evolve too. This past week the northern lights managed to make their way far enough south that Colorado was able to see them. I was reminded of this quilt that I made in 2017. I’m not really trying to emulate the northern lights in this quilt, but rather that magical swirling effect that happens when they appear. 

The quilting is all free-motion on a domestic machine with no pre-marking. I faced this quilt as I didn’t feel a binding would be beneficial. I used fabrics that I hand-dyed many many years ago. I didn’t use a recipe, so these are one of a kind—special fabrics that sit around waiting for that perfect opportunity. Oh wait! I’m sure none of you have any fabrics that have lingered around waiting for that perfect time to be used. Am I right?

 

 

TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

 

Mini Amethyst by Rachelle Denneny (Australia)

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In 2011 I won this little miniature quilt at the IQA Miniature Quilt Auction which was an annual tradition at the International Quilt Festival. Rachelle Denneny, from Australia, made this quilt, Mini Amethyst, the year following her Best of Show win in Houston. This is a mini version (about 18" x 18") is a version of her much larger prize-winning quilt. It’s amazing the workmanship that goes into miniature quilts. Miniature quilts require attention to detail and are not made as quickly as one might think. Are you a fan of miniature quilts? Or do you stick to the larger ones that are wall art and/or utilitarian and functional?
  
 

TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

       52-Week Photo Challenge Class Week 41 - Decay

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 41, Decay 

Photo by Kathleen Madden

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Kathleen says:

I went out nearly every day to take photos and kept my camera in the passenger seat of my car. I stepped out of my car at a friend's house and looked down and saw this purple leaf against the totally decayed ones. I liked the contrast in colors and stages of decay surrounding it.

 

          Critique Group Challenge           from week 41

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 41, Wide Angle

Photo by Julie Titus

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Julie says:

I haven't played with this lens attachement in years, but it's really fun! It's billed as a super macro attachment, but also has this xtra wide view when zoomed out (18mm is my widest).

I also got a brief helicopter ride this week, and thought about submitting one of those images, but this one just makes me happy for fall, and I think is a fun point of view.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 41 - Squares

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 41, Squares

Photo by Debbie Lomas

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Debbie says:

I found this week challenging. Other than fabric quilts or cutting boards, I didn’t have much inspiration. I found the sulphur crested cockatoo this morning behind some squares. Edited in Prisma

 Ricky's Challenge Photo

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 41, Squares

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

I am in a small little Airbnb, looking for squares, and I found some squares in the tile floor of the bathroom. I shot the photo and then I edited the photo and distressed FX. I really wanted to do something extra so I researched double exposure apps and I found one called Image Blender. I used that and blended the same image on top of itself, rotated it 180°, shrunk it so it was smaller and then cropped off part of it so that it was square. So now I have another tool in my toolbox

 

 

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