Dalton horse abstract
I didn't venture out today, so I photographed my Dalton Horse; I wasn't happy with any shots. So, I decided to create: Added a textured background, adding a line (wall meets the floor) for some realism so that the horse would not be floating in the air. I also darken the lower third to show a contrast, followed by Topaz's Abstract Flux filter - voila!
I purchased this little guy in a market in Africa a few years back, photographed in my Studio tabletop Lightbox, processed using Topaz BuzSim11 filter for this effect.
cross country skiing action
Sue from 365project.org challenged me to take an action shot at a shutter speed of 4000 or higher. Camera settings for this image were 1/4000 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200. He's getting a lot of hamstring action in. I'm hoping it fits the challenge.
Amazing heart grater
Bought at the Bryanston Organic Farmer's Market in George, SA. Tucked between the food vendors; I noticed these beautiful ceramic plate shaped graters created by Mandla and hand-painted by his brother. It grates garlic into a smooth paste, ginger into a heaped pile and chocolate nuts and parmesan into tiny shavings. I purchased 20 pieces to give away as gifts, kept this one as it is my fav. The background is a pic I took of a ceramic countertop and added a film frame.
It came in the mail today! Looking forward to having fun with my KOTTO Third Hand or Hands! No comments necessary, Just playing around.
View from the 21st floor
A southwestern view from the gym and pool area of our condo. Happy to say that I started using the gym again; it's been a while.
This image was taken with my iPhone as well as a drive by capture through a dirty window. The sun was setting, I decided to turn it to a b&w using Topaz Dramatic Black filter.
I took this image at 11:03 p.m. with my iPhone in a tabletop Lightbox. A small leaf disguised the floral foam and stuck a tiny dried rose in the foam—post-treatment using Nik Collection, Silver FX, Full Spectrum Inverse filter.
Cutting it close in taking a photo a day...lol.
Taking a photo a day is a huge undertaking and challenging. I will try and document my life via my photos. January 3, 2020 is my first day of my 365 day Photo Challenge. I'm also posting on 365project.org enjoying photo challenges from a great group of photographers.