Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge Week 1 – Light Bokeh

Photo Editing is a field I know little about and being involved in this challenge will be a good way to upgrade my skills in this area.

Week 1 of this challenge co hosted by weliveinaflat and Firebonnet revolves around the use of effects of light, or bokeh (rhymes with okay for those who are ignorant of this Japenese term up till now)

The Bokeh effect should enhance and not distract from the photograph.

I used Picsart to add a Bokeh type lens effect to this photo:


An improvement on the original which you see below:

The original had already been adjusted a little through VSCO Cam App with a C1 preset effect, which turned the pitch black night sky a bluish hue, which I feel allowed more depth.?????????????????????????????????????



Something to Ponder about.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Shadows

Cee has some wonderful shadows in her challenge this week. Shadows can be fun, especially when we are children, shadow puppets on the wall at night.

I had a little trouble finding appropriate photos, for this challenge, so I created these:



Or is you are old enough to remember ‘ET’:




I  added this one because the shadows were very ‘Lord of the Rings’ -ish

Very Lord of the Rings

Oh, just found another and have to include it on account of the Yellow Danish house!!! see previous post


The following are as a result of tutelage and inspiration from M.R. on my other post who suggested having a secondary object in shot for size referencing:



There is more fun here:






Some shadows 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.