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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Creative Photography & Photo Hunt - Bridge ...

with a bit of haiku too ...
This is my 2nd effort at Creative Photography



This week's theme is 'bridge' ...

Original Photo - snapped with my
Casio Exilim point & shoot while attending
the 2007 Writers Retreat in Taos, New Mexico.


In the summer of
2007, I drove
myself to attend

a week-long retreat
where I daily walked across
the bridge pictured here

to attend sessions
with the other attendees
sev'ral times each day.

I decided to
experiment with filters on
this small wooden bridge

holding memories
of the people I met there
and the lessons learned ...



Photoshop Elements 6 Filters

Craquelure


Render - lighting effects from different directions




Invert

Click to 'embiggen' for better viewing ...
see my 2nd 'bridge' Photo Hunt at Happily Retired Gal,
& click for other Photo Hunters and Creative Photographers this week.

Thought for Today
"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." Eudora Welty

23 comments:

June said...

Isn't digital photography great! So many different pictures out of the same photo...

George said...

What neat variations of your original shot. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Wow, I love how you edited this photograph. Awesome.

Have a terrific weekend. Big hug. :)

Sherry said...

I don't know how to do all those things with photographs, which is just as well. I'm sure I'd mess 'em up. Yours are delightful. I really like that bridge. Walking bridges are wonderful.

Raven said...

Looks like a beautiful spot to gather. Interesting to see the different effects of the filtering... I did a workshop in the high Mojave Desert in California which holds rich memories for me.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a lovely place to spend some time.

Sue said...

That last image is very creative! Happy photo hunting :)

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are fun! Think I like the 'render' ones. Great picks for The Hunt this week.


Thanks for dropping by for a visit.

Dragonstar said...

Nice gentle bridge. I think I like the Craquelure.

Tarheel Rambler said...

Great variations on the theme! Like someone else mentioned, it is a great benefit of digital photography to be able to get so many different images from the same exposure.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

The subject of your photo looks like it belongs in Taos. What a neat place to be. I like your variations.

sammawow said...

I would love to walk across that bridge! Very nice how you changed the picture! Wonderful choice for the theme!

Mojo said...

Sounds like a relaxing kind of retreat. Maybe I should try it!

napaboaniya said...

Using the render treatment on the 3rd picture gives it a soft yet foggy feel to it.
Nice try outs of the different edits on a same picture! :)

Alice Audrey said...

Invert certainly leaves an impression.

Roger said...

Those are awesome!! I dig how your getting into the editing, I can not stop myself sometimes lol! :D

Gattina said...

the bridge was a nice subject for your experiences, I love to do that too !

Sandy said...

Good job...like them all
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karen said...

I especially liked the ones where you played around with the direction of the light--it was quite intriguing!

Boy was that a wonderful retreat! I wish I could go every year!

Marylin said...

Looks like a gorgeous place. :) I love the last effect!
Thanks for visiting my hunt.

Sue said...

Nice bridge, looks like a peaceful spot. The last effect is cool.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool! I'll be this would have looked great in black and white too.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Great take and very creative for this week! I do like the first photo, as I prefer au natural. :D Nice ones!

Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt last week. I am finally catching up!