Goodbye, May

0531 Last Day

Spring fully blossomed

The words winds whispered

Lawns that need mowing

Birds all a twittering

Cold refreshing water

Optimism in the air

Goodbye, May

And may it always be

The stepping stone into summer

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One Four Challenge – May Week 4

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Week 3 Processing
Mirror with Mosaic Texture
Week 4 Processing

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. Mine was pretty mellow for the most part and I’m excited for the month of June to finally come about, which means vacations, great weather, baseball games, and the best time to go looking for a (real) job! I put real in parentheses because the one I have now is hardly suitable for long term and may only last another week.

My final entry for Robyn’s One Four Challenge takes one more radical turn. This week, I took two of my edits, combined them, and added a mosaic texture filter. There is also an Amber/Gold hue/saturation filter applied on top of the layers.

Here is a gallery of all four weeks. You can see how I’ve jazzed up the original with different textures and filters and diversified with different colors.

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Now I here there is also a review for this challenge coming up. I’m not sure what else I would talk about with these pictures but I’ll be sure to stay tuned for more details.

One Four Challenge – May Week 2

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Week 1 processing
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Week 2 processing

Wow, what an eventful three days in the state of Wisconsin it was while out to see my sister. So much traveling around and eating out that I barely found time to blog, but here I am back again in my ordinary life.

Here’s my week two edit of the ‘water rod’ on a mirror for Robyn’s One Four Challenge. I took last week’s sepia looking photo and blended it with two other edits of the picture I had created, one of them a blue filtered and the other a washed out white filtered. A little bit of adjusting the opacity and fill of the layers as well as changing the blending modes got me to this slightly different picture. I also added a red photo filter and brightness/contrast adjustment. I found that it can be somewhat difficult to separate the one dominant color in this picture and let others show below, because there wasn’t that much variety of color in the original to start with, but this turned out pretty good.

In one corner of my mind there’s the thought that I could have chosen a much more interesting picture for this challenge, while another says the subtlety and simplicity make this a work of art.