Photos of the Week - Week 27

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 27, What Is It

Photo by Kelly de Haas

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Kelly says:

Minimalism photo with minimal editing.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 27 - Portrait Editing

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 27, Portrait Editing

Photo by Mary de Greef

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Mary says: 

This is my granddaughter Juniper, 13 years old. We had the family together on the 3rd at our river house. Juni and her younger sister Torreya were playing in the rain. I was just inside the door and she was out in the rain on the deck. That expression is pure Juni. I used the editing techniques from the video and removed some blemishes and rain streaks from her face and softened the overall look. Had to deal with shadows also. I love it so I'm happy.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 27 - It’s Alive

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 27, It’s Alive

Photo by Karen Koehle

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 Karen says:

Discovered this reddish brown stag beetle near a garage door when I was out for my walk a few mornings ago. 


Photo cropped and a Snapseed frame added.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 27, It’s Alive

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

 

 

 

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 27, What Is It

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

It’s pretty common. 

 

 
Northern Lights
by Ricky Tims
 
Over the years I have often been smitten by antique quilts featured in  books or magazines. Looking through a book, The Darwin D. Bearly Collection: Antique Ohio Amish Quilt (©2006 Darwin D. Bearly and BERNINA), I saw a photo of a quilt that was calling my name. It was based on a Nine Patch, with the blocks set on point in a traditional Streak of the Lightning set. My multi-color fabric was perfect for my vision and I used those in such a way that allowed the color to change and flow down each vertical column.
 
This is a perfect quilt for both traditional and contemporary quilt makers. Using speedy-cut methods and strip piecing, it comes together in a flash.
 
 
 
Quilt Size: 87 7/8 x 92 1/8 inches.
 
Both versions are only $14.98
 
 

click on quilt for full size view

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!

Photos of the Week - Week 26

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 26, Minimalism

Photo by Kelly de Haas

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Kelly says:

Minimalism photo with minimal editing.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 26 - Celebrate

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 26, Celebrate

Photo by Cyndi Johnson

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Cyndi says: 

On my daily walk today. they had finally opened the track at the football stadium. It has been closed for several weeks for summer maintenance and who would think that at 5:30 in the morning anyone would be there? But this morning the football boys and their coaches were there getting ready to work out. I'm sure there was much celebration to be able to get back on the field after working out for weeks in a field.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 26 - Red White Blue

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 26, Red White Blue

Photo by Pam Clark

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 Pam says:

 I took photos of many red, white and blue items this week. I thought these mugs I spied at Dollar General met the challenge. I used BeCasso to add a look.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 26, Red White Blue

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 26, Minimalism

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

Trying to keep it simple - because that's the goal. I like the simple texture on the wall and chose to frame the grasses heavily to the left. Only basic Lr edits.

 

 

Photos of the Week - Week 25

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 25, A Dream

Photo by Rocky Wells

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Rocky says:

If you are going to have "a dream", then DREAM BIG & IN COLOR"! This is a shot of the side of a building in North Tampa I took on Father's Day when Gayle & I were headed to my daughter's home for a family get-together. I have passed by this many times in the past and always thought it would be cool to use if an appropriate challenge presented itself. And it did thanks to Ricky!!

This 'Dream Big' mural is Diamond View Studios' call for business inspiration, but became my inspiration for this weeks' challenge topic. In 2015, Diamond View bought the unfinished building — full of reclaimed brick from a Virginia road — out of foreclosure, and built out the interior worthy of recognition as Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Coolest Office Space in 2016. To me, the exterior is the crowning touch, not only because of its message, but also by the visual aesthetics.

Of course, I had to apply my "a la Rocky" touches and ended up doing an invert of the colors to make this "a dream" type of thing that I would see "in my dreams"...

Dream on my brothers and sisters!! PEACE

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 25 - Embrace Presented

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 25, Embrace Presented

Photo by Laurie Lee

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Laurie says: 

Plan: Photos of some mandarin ducks in our neighborhood pond. Unfortunately, those mandrain ducks swan toward the shadows of trees on the pond and was too far for me to capture any good photographs of them. I look around and found a neighbor's sprinkler was on. The water spray against the Sun forming some sort of mist which drew my attention. I used ICM to create this abstract image. LR basic, adj colors.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 25 - Paper

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 25, Paper

Photo by Star Carpenter

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 Star says:

A paper bouquet. Edited in Prisma app with Old Fashioned and in Snapseed.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 25, Paper

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 25, A Dream

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

Today as I was working on this challenge the day was filled with rain and fog and mystery all over the mountain. I took several Nikon photos and worked on doing double exposure blending to create a fantasy. My efforts were ok, but fell short. Tonight as I was taking the dogs out for the final time, the solar lights and my little table sitting area became a wonderful subject. I ended up experimenting with my iPhone to do some rotation with long exposure and then I also did a fairly straight shot are used an image blending app to do the double exposure to create a feeling of a drain in this foggy dusky setting

 

 

Photos of the Week - Week 24

 

Critique Group Challenge: 

Week 24, Radial Symmetry

Photo by Betty Gott

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Betty says:

By increasing the exposure, I was surprised to see this plant looked as if it had been painted. Otherwise no changes were made except to crop it and give it a subdued frame.

 

52-Week Photo Challenge Class
Week 24 - Trash Treasure

 

Week 52 Photo Challenge:

Week 24, Trash Treasure

Photo by Charlene Van Walleghen

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Charlene says: 

The last telephone in our house that has one of these annoying cords is on the way out! For so many years, I fussed with the cord as it tried to curl up the wrong way or form knots on its own. Sometimes I lament the loss of older, treasured items in my home. However, this daily struggle with an obstinant phone cord is not a treasured memory. Long live the cell phone!

I thought the background fabric looked kind of prehistoric---just like the phone cord. I duplicated the layer and desaturated the top layer. I used Color Burn blend mode at 88% opacity. After flattening the layers, I adjusted shadows and highlights.

 

Smart Phone Photo Challenges
Week 24 - Stripes

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 24, Stripes

Photo by Virginia Knab

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 Virginia says:

 3-D sign at local convenience store amid stripes starting at top with a blue sky. Did you spot the sparrow’s nest in the letter “e”? ISO100, shutter speed 750.

Ricky's Challenge Photos

Smart Phone Challenge:

Week 24, Stripes

Photo by Ricky Tims

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Ricky says:

 

 

 

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Critique Group Challenge:

Week 24, Radial Symmetry

Photo by Ricky Tims
from the 2022 Critique Group

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Ricky says:

I'm doing my dangdest to have a garden on the mountain. Curernly I have two very robust lupine plants. Rather than doing one big radial symmetry - I opted to have a little dance of several.

 

 

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