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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Silhouette


In response to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt this week, which was shadows and silhouettes, I decided to use a picture I took in May. I was standing under a cherry tree and for some reason or another, took a picture of the sun through the branches.

Here is the original:

I thought first to see what my new phone could do with it. I was quite happy with this version, which I did nothing particular with except change the filters available. I like the way the branches stand out, giving it a skeletal look:

Then I decided to play around with that. This version, I think, has a bit of a Dystopian feel to it:

And finally, here’s what I ended up with when I played around with the original. I was trying to bring out the prism of the sun’s rays. It certainly shows off the actual brilliance of the pink blossoms:

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Silhouette

  1. Each one has its own charm, but loved the last but one a little bit more πŸ˜‰ Lovely photographs, Linda


  2. Wow. Beautiful photo and some really neat edits!


  3. I love the richness of the fourth image, but the third definitely carries a strong dystopian vibe — quite a bit less hopeful than the others. The second one, the one you describe as “skeletal”, makes me think “frosty”. πŸ™‚


  4. Very cool! Lovely pictures. The last one turned out really well, but I rather like that third one πŸ™‚


  5. The photos are lovely , they remind me of my childhood home xxx


  6. The different emotions that each picture evokes, are quite disparate. Truly I love the sharpened pink in the last photo. That said, it makes me slightly uneasy to know that my emotional state is being determined by a “filter” change in the electronic guts of a computer (your camera being a small computer).


  7. I love the third photo, fabulous contrast.


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  10. These are interesting photos. I agree the third one has a dystopian feel. I particularly like the processing in photo no. 2. I followed your lead and went and had a look at the cosmic photo challenge. It looks like an interesting challenge and I just had to join in too. πŸ™‚


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