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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Feature Friday: Playing with Filters

Hello Friends.

I'm happy to be joining Tricia again this week for Photo Feature Friday and Lisa for Macro Monday.  Take a few moments to stop over and see some beautiful photography.  This week's assignment was flowers.

Spring is the prettiest time of the year.  The earth comes alive in beautifully vibrant colors.  Some are planted purposefully in well manicured gardens, while others grow randomly on the sides of the road.  These delicate purple flowers grow wildly by Ohio roadways.  I'm not sure what they are, but they are so pretty.

This week, I decided to play with some filters.  Typically, I am a minimalist when it comes to editing photos.  Let's experiment.  Below is the original picture using the Macro setting on my camera.
Original Photo
 Using PhotoScape, I experimented with different effects.  Which one is your favorite?
Color Engraved

Fish Eye 50%

Illusion (5)

Newsprint (5)

Radial Blur (5)

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

25 comments:

  1. O Yay! More Foto Fun! Thinking "Illusion" is my Fave:)

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  2. The illusion one is my favorite too. All dreamy looking.

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  3. Pretty flowers! I like 'engraved', seems to pull out all of the texture:@)

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  4. I like the color engraved one the best :-)

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  5. Looks like you're having fun with that program...lol...cool photo treatments. I finally got the commenting down affter closing my blog.

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  6. Very pretty! Playing with my photos has become one of my fav. things! Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  7. I love playing with Photoscape. I think the best one is colour engraved.Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  8. I think I like the fish eye one the best. I forgot that the subject was flowers today. Oops, I don't think I have a flower in any of the photos.

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  9. I like engraved best. I should really stop and play with some photos. Joni

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  10. Hi La,
    Wow, how beautiful! And I love, love that illusion one--how gorgeous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  11. Well, this is one of my problems! I like so many different looks I can never settle on one! Fascinating!

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  12. Hello La,
    I love the Impression 5 most. Little blurry like a dream. Those flowers are so nice and your skills are amazing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  13. Hi La,

    I can finally comment again! It is fixed!

    I love the first one.

    I am definately a "macrogirl".

    To be honest, the last one made me a wee bit dizzy *wink*

    This color is so beautiful.

    Great job!

    *hugs*

    mo

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  14. Hi La,
    I hope you have a terrific weekend, my friend!
    XO
    Cindy

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  15. It's just amazing, what a filter can do! I love the second version.

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  16. I'll go with the original or color engraved :) Thanks for sharing your pretty picture at Photo Feature Friday :)

    ~tricia

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  17. Color engraved...excellent!

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  18. I like the color engraved because of the rich textures.

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  19. I like your color engraved and the illusion, as well as the original, of course :)

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  20. I like the third one!
    Really wonderful macro shot!!
    Have a great week!
    :) Linda

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  21. I love the original picture! I think the first edit is my favorite.

    Teresa

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  22. I was hoping when I saw your thumbnail image that I'd find out the name of these. :) I'm over here and have some of these growing around a tree at the corner of the woods.
    I love the illusion one!
    Carletta's Captures

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  23. I like the "newsprint" edit, but they're all terrific.

    Happy Macro Monday!

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