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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WW#49 - PSE6 Filter Experiments ... yet again

Experimenting again with possibilities ... just because.
First is the 'original' photo (shared by our instructor) beautiful 'as is' ... but I'm trying to develop a 'sense' of what each kind of filter does. Then I share here 9 'labeled' variations and welcome whatever reactions & feedback visitors might care to share and/or information visitors (who know more than me about such things) might offer in hopes of learning more about such things.

Jackson Lake at Sunrise
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Glowing Edges - 31% opacity
Torn Edges - 29% opacity
Photocopy - 30% opacity
Bas Relief 34%
Pointillize - 35%
Smudge Stick
Film Grain
Neon Glow
So ... what do you think?

Thought for Today
"Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye."
Grey Livingston


Karen said...

I'm really liking the smudge stick effect...

Jeanna said...

The original is breathtaking. The effects are cool but I still like the original.

Mojo said...

I'm with mommeee. THe effects are neat, but they take as much away form the original as they add. The unaltered version is spectacular.

Hootin Anni said...

You're learning!!!
Isn't it fun?

I'm so glad my comment tweaking worked for you.

Have a great evening.

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful picture. It's so peaceful. I love it! How neat that you can change the appearance on the computer. My little sis has been taking photography for a year now. I think she is learning some of the same techniques. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

They are all pretty awesome, but I really like the bas relief one.

SandyCarlson said...

Bas relief sure does bring a nice texture to this! Great stuff, Storyteller!

Roan said...

The original is too beautiful for words. Love the study in special effects. BJ

Unknown said...

1st and 7th are my favs!

isabella mori said...

nice to meet you here in WW-land! really liked these images, especially the bas relief. but, as you say, the original is beautiful enough.

you might like my WW post, too, here:


i'm grateful that emmett, such a talented photographer, let me post the image.

Joyce said...

I don't know why exactly, but I'm crazy about Bas Relief! I also enjoy Pointillize, Crystalize, Smudge Stick and Film Grain. :)
What fun you must be having with that class!

Sreisaat said...

Love the original photo - it's like a postcard. The effects are cool, just like you, I am learning how to use them.

Emma Sanders said...

Those are very pretty pics. I hop to one day learn and take the time to learn these different photo effects.

Kayce aka lucy said...

my eyes are too tired right now to make distinctions. i am reminded, however, of the birthday gift i received of photoshop elements and how much time i know it will consume when i allow myself to hop in and play!!!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting progression, I've , never worked with one of these programs, looks like lots of fun to tweak. They are all appealing in their own way, hard not to be with the stunning original!

Joyce's Journey said...

What fun! I need to try this. I love the original the best, but I think they are all awesome. Great job! I love to see the differences.

tarek alghnam said...

Great blog
I'm happy I'm here
I hope Sweet Dreams
And I wish you success
I hope my visit
Mother of the World
I hope to be friends
With greetings

Mother of Invention said...

Love the crisp original. Makes me want to go there. Maybe Colorado would look similar? Was this on Photo Shop or something?

Tina said...

uuww fasinating effects. the neon glow is my fave it looks really spooky!

Sarge Charlie said...

Wow, that is very cool.

me ann my camera said...

I think, BEAUTIFUL! There is so much beauty in the original I will choose that one.

storyteller said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments! - It seems like the ‘original’ photo and ‘Bas Relief’ filter are the favorites overall … though the ‘spooky’ quality of ‘Neon Glow’ just might be appropriate for the Halloween season. I do appreciate all your support and encouragement of my experimentations. I believe I’ve visited most everyone already, but am hoping to visit anyone I’ve missed sometime today … after responding to comments here on my blog … just because. Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and are having a Marvelous Monday!
Hugs and blessings,