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One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

One-to-three is a monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, theSquirrelChase.com. I’d love to have you join in: The challenge is simple: take one photo and get creative with it by processing it three different ways. Then share the results, with a link to this month’s post. I’ll do a start up post on the first of each month and at the end of the month I’ll do a round up, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my February 2020 contribution:

How to get the looks above:

The G’mic plug-in for the GIMP has many different filters (over 500). The first variation uses the “brushify” filter in the Artistic group within G’mic.

The second variation uses the “illustration” filter in the Artistic group within G’mic.

The third variation applies the Orton effect, as described in this post: Creating the Orton effect in the GIMP. The cartoon effect is found in Filters>Artistic>Cartoon. In the GIMP I layered the cartoon effect image over the Orton effect image and used the soft light blend mode.

Background

Since having to isolate due to the pandemic, last spring, I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with photo processing and I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I’ve discovered and see what others are doing.

I’m hosting the challenge on the other site to try and keep my WordPress.org skills.

Link to the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge.

One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

One-to-three is a monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, theSquirrelChase.com. I’d love to have you join in: The challenge is simple: take one photo and get creative with it by processing it three different ways. Then share the results, with a link to this month’s post. I’ll do a start up post on the first of each month and at the end of the month I’ll do a round up, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my January 2021 contribution:

How to get the looks above:

I used Topaz Studio 2

Background

Since having to isolate due to the pandemic, last spring, I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with photo processing and I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I’ve discovered and see what others are doing.

I’m hosting the challenge on the other site to try and keep my WordPress.org skills.

Link to the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge.

One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

One-to-three is a monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, theSquirrelChase.com. I’d love to have you join in: The challenge is simple: take one photo and get creative with it by processing it three different ways. Then share the results, with a link to this month’s post. I’ll do a start up post on the first of each month and at the end of the month I’ll do a round up, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my December 2020 contribution:

I used the same photo of holly as I did on theSquirrelChase.com post, I couldn’t stop playing with it.

How to get the looks above:

For the faux lens ball effect I used the direction in my Something new post.

For the other two I went in and explored the looks in Topaz Studio 2.

The “cave dweller” look is in their “warm” group and the “flat I” look is in the “fun” group.

Background

Since having to isolate due to the pandemic, last spring, I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with photo processing and I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I’ve discovered and see what others are doing.

I’m hosting the challenge on the other site to try and keep my WordPress.org skills.

Link to the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge.

One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge

I just started a new monthly photo processing challenge on my other web site, theSquirrelChase.com. I’d love to have you join in: The challenge is simple: take one photo and get creative with it by processing it three different ways. Then share the results, with a link to this month’s post. I’ll do a start up post on the first of each month and at the end of the month I’ll do a round up, so we can all share in the creativity and fun.

Here’s my November 2020 contribution:

How to get the looks above:

For the black and White I used the GIMP’s mono-mixer tool to make the greens darker and the reds lighter.

I created a swirled abstract of the image then overlaid it using a layer mask. The directions for swirling a photo in the GIMP are in this post: Putting a twist on it using the GIMP. (That post contains a link to directions for doing the effect in Photoshop.) I overlaid the twirled image on the basic image using the soft light blend mode and a layer mask.

My third creation simply applied the “waterpixels” filter in the GIMP. (Found in the Filters>Artistic sub-menu).

Background

Since having to isolate due to the pandemic, last spring, I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with photo processing and I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I’ve discovered and see what others are doing.

I’m hosting the challenge on the other site to try and keep my WordPress.org skills.

Link to the One-to-Three Photo Processing Challenge.

A search of memory lane

I think I found a photo with everything on the list, plus a couple of the extra credit items.

A bicycle.
A church, York Minster.
Mountain landscape and waterfall, Myrtle Falls at Paradise on Mount Rainier.
Dog in an expressive portrait.
Bird, a great blue heron.
A double rainbow and a boat, near Punte Arenas.
An airplane at sunset, near Beijing Airport.
A musical instrument, sculpture in La Conner, Washington.
A hot spring in Kurobe Gorge, Japan.
A funny sign, at least it makes me smile…it is a “keep off the grass” sign in Weifang, Shandong Province, China.

For Lens Artist’s Challenge: Treasure Hunt.

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. My opening image, for example, includes a sunrise, a seascape and birds in a single shot. See how easy it is?! 😀

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 1

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 1 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Thank you to everyone who participated this week. It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

I am spending a lot of time going through and organizing photos from this past year. Here are a few seats from our trip in north England (to see the picture larger and read the caption click on the image.)

Over to you.

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Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 13

 

PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 13 of Pull up a Seat. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Is 13 unlucky? It doesn’t feel that way to me. Seems like a good time to thank everyone who has been participating in this challenge. It has been a lot of fun for me to see the wide variety of posts people think of for this one simple topic, I hope you are enjoying it also.

Thank you to everyone who participated this week.

Here are my offerings for this week, these were all taken in Weifang, China a couple of years ago.

Over to you.

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Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 7

PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 7 of Pull up a Seat. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Quick reminder: I am traveling for one more week and have limited internet access at times, so will be a little slower than usual approving ping-backs. Please be patient with me.

Thank you to everyone who is participating. It is really fun to see all the different ideas conjured up by the theme.

 

My contribution:

Bring your own phone booths for dining solo in a Japanese restaurant.

Over to you.

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