Phoneography Challenge – Challenger’s Choice (Abstraction – Poinciana)


PicsArt_1427161769627 (Small)Poinciana Abstraction – Through the Nexus 4 HDR editing tool, then Picsart (app)

Enhancement of the colour gradient tool and Holga effect.

Challengers Choice – Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge – check out more here

The pastels I used in this effect, deliberately distracted me from the familiar, bright orange of the Poinciana in full bloom. Rather, my head was filled with other associations when viewing this photograph. The delicate blue made me visualise a mirror with heavy scalloped edging reminiscent of 1940/50’s decor!

How about you?

I would be interested in hearing if the image prompted different feelings for you?

Something for you to ponder about.


Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge Week 7 – Turn your photo into a Sketch

There is a new photographic challenge on my blog.

This challenge from weliveinaflat asks you to (1) share a good photo that you took or edited last week, (2) run it through a photo app on your smartphone or mobile device and share with us the result. We’re back to the theme of Art effects this week – Sketch effects


I think this app could definitely be useful for artists and my artwork. And it produces a striking photo, especially with the surreal option. The subject pops out at you. When taking landscape shots, the pencil sketch/outline apps of other photo editing software is often messy and too light/too hard, but Firebonnet, has done a wonderful job here:

as has completely disappear with a lovely tree photograph.

Something fun to ponder about and use in one’s photography.