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Beyond the Lone Islands

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Indoor Experiments on a Snowy Day

It has continued to snow all day. I have not set foot outside.

I did however experiment with some photos taken through the window. The top one was edited in Picasa using both auto and manual adjustments. The two bottom ones have not been edited at all except that they were made into a collage. They were both taken at twilight, in macro mode, with auto flashlight; kind of sideways, so that reflection of the flash was avoided. (More luck than skill!) In the picture on the left, you can see a glimpse of a lamp post outside. In the one on the right, there is a reflection of a potted plant on the window sill.

I also "discovered" something which I had not thought of before: It is (of course) possible to make a collage with only one picture, just to make use of the possiblity to put a coloured frame around it.

You can also do some interesting things with just a little detail from a photo. This image was also made in Picasa, from one of the macro photos of snow crystals on the window. Heavily cropped, maximum sharpening, colour alteration, and collage to add a frame.

If you like, tell me what you see in the last picture!


jeannette stgermain said...

Love the first pic!
In the last, I could see several things, but one stands out for me: cartoon figures on the run. Have a great rest of the week!

California Girl said...

I see the world map.

DawnTreader said...

It's a bit like watching cloud formations isn't it... What I saw (from right to left) was a lady blowing a trumpet, Santa Claus either dancing or scared out of his wits (because not expecting to meet anyone when he came down the chimney), and an astonished dog looking on! LOL

Rose-Anne said...

These are brialliant


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