Sunday, 16 September 2012

September - Still Life

I am going to experiment with some photographs. Hopefully I will improve, but this is the first one.

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    1. Thank you Ricardo - your kind comments have encouraged me to try more effects.

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  2. Fantastic Rosemary,
    I was given a few tips yesterday on pikmonkey .. my 11 year old grandaughter Audrey.is a whizz at it. They learn it at school..
    she has showed me a few more tricks..
    I am looking forward to experimenting too.. she made the round just like that.
    Its fun and interesting, and a challenge.
    have fun.
    happy sunday
    val

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    1. Dear Val cannot wait to see what you come up with - so pleased that Audrey has been able to help you. Once you have learnt and get used to using Picmonkey it is easy to try other effects, and to think it is all free - cross fingers it will stay that way.

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  3. Oh ! It is not fair ... You must teach me ...
    Please , I want to learn not all like you but a little .... Absolutely you are an artist !!It is like painting !The number one is number one!!!
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia - it is very easy and all in picmonkey. Go to edit a photo, good idea to resize your photo down to 800 pixels first. Press on the second image on the lefthand side under basic edits, it looks like a flask of wine and there you have lots of different effects you can try. The one I used was posterize - good luck, get back to me if you need more help.

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  4. I like Rosemary. Looks a bit like hand painting. It's fun to experiment isn't it.

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    1. Dear Gina - I think that the sky is the limit. I agree, it is good fun experimenting, and not knowing how it will turn out is also part of the interest too.
      I am so very grateful that you introduced me to picmonkey.

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  5. Hello Rosemary:
    All this leaves us quite in the dark. What an amazingly clever effect you have created here, with a painterly like quality. We have no idea how one might go about this and are full of admiration. A first attempt....remarkable!!

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance - please do not be too impressed - I did it in no time at all, and all thanks to picmonkey. Why don't you give it a try? It is a free site, you might enjoy having a bit of fun experimenting with it.
      www.pickmonkey.com

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  6. Your photos and fiddling looks lovely, certainly nothing wrong with it.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. I enjoy fiddling with photos - sometimes successfully sometime not. Hopefully I can improve as time goes by. Thank you for your visit.

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    1. je vous remercie de votre visite et gentil commentaire

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  8. A lovely effect Rosemary. Masterpiece Monkey is more like it!

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    1. Yes Paul, I could not do it without them - clever little devices that they allow us to use.

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  9. Beautiful rendition, Rosemary. Very much like a screen print or engraving and works so well with the subject. Experimenting is how to discover wonderful surprises in your images. Good luck with it!

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    1. Your pictures are those of a very skilled practitioner so I appreciate your comment Georgianna - thank you.
      I am, however, really enjoying the process of experimenting with them.

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  10. Isn't it wonderful to be curious? I think I will be young forever (in my mind, anyway) because the list of things I still wish to learn grows longer the older I get! Congratulations on your photographic explorations.

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    1. Dear Rosemary - an inquiring mind is half the battle and you never know what you may discover just lying around the corner. Thanks for your lovely comment and keep on being curious.

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  11. Dear Rosemary, I like that posterized look, and I think you are a prime candidate for the Adobe PhotoShop program!

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    1. Thanks Mark, glad you like the look - I am a bit mean, I think you have to pay for Adobe PhotoShop don't you?

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    2. Yes, you do have to pay for Adobe PhotoShop, and while the price is dear, you are not mean. :o)

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  12. Wow Rosemary!!! Totally you! In a round and colourful. You did a great job.
    Bye, have fun experimenting!
    Marian

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    1. Thanks Marian - not sure what might appear after the next experimentation.

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  13. Its a realy lovely effect Rosemary!I like it a lot!
    Wish you a wonderful week!
    Dimi..

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    1. Thanks Dimi for your encouragement which I appreciate.

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  14. Very nice!!! I love the edit you used. It looks especially good on the shells. Well done. I look forward to seeing more of your experiments.

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    1. Thanks Marie - I think you are correct, the shells have come out best.

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  15. I like it very much Rosemary!
    it makes it look like a painting doesn't it

    Enjoy a lovely week : )

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    1. Thanks Demie - it makes an interesting effect. Hope to make the next one look like a linocut print!!!

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  16. Fascinating effect. This is all new to me. My computer skills are very basic.
    Betty

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    1. I think that it is interesting to see the effects that can be created. My computer skills are basic too, try having a go at the free website www.picmonkey.com you too may find that are other things you could do with your photos.

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  17. I love your idea to mix the fruits+the shells (I adore both of them)...simply lovely:-))happy experimenting!

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    1. Dear Jana - I just hastily put a few things together that were at hand, and that is the result - thank you.

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