Photo: Details

When you look at the details, you can even find a computer monitor stand smiling at you…



This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Details but is also fit for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
This stand was left on the corridors of my building for recycling, but recycling guys took a while to come.
I would pass by it everyday, notice the smile and sortof smile back.
One day I simply couldn’t resist and took the picture.
Too cute to let it pass….

Photo: Look Up



I’ve been busier than it would allow me to blog, but I miss my little internet corner, so stopping by today to post a quick picture…

Guests go back home mid next week, when I may be able to afford a little more time.
It won’t be like it was last year, though, because I’m much busier at work too, but getting some relief at home may help finding some time.

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up.


Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge: Roads


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads of Any Kind

Black and white worked great for this picture, because the windows though which I took the picture was pretty dirty and in colors the strikes of dirt are hard to remove. For this one, I removed all color, played a bit with brightness and contrast, then applied a Nanquim filter at 70%, all using Fotor app for Windows.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Sepia Tones Only

For this week’s challenges I decided to choose a picture of people and another one of a outdoor seeting.

For the people’s picture, the picture is indeed somewhat old (25 years?) but it looked already worse than a regular 25-year-old picture. I don’t know what happened at the time of the shot, but it came out with a sort of a haze, which made it look even older than it is. I also like the fact that it shows people celebrating (high school graduation, btw… ;o)

I still changes it to make sepia tones only, as in the original there was still some little color. Then I added a filter of antiquity to make it look older still (like it was my grandma, instead me me, maybe???



For the second one, I took this picture recently and I liked the remoteness of the cabin with the tent in front of it, amidst a lot of snow. I used a few effects on this one too, to give it an old picture look as well.



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Sepia Tones Only


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Weather

For this week come back to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, I decided to pick some picture that had somewhat expressive clouds, even though the color version of them didn’t look too dramatic.
Then, while editing the images to remove the color, and adjusting contrast and brightness, I was amazed by how much more drama I could get on them. Especially on the second one.

Here are my pictures.



This post was written in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

Owls are animals famous for being nocturnal hunters. But not every owl is nocturnal. Some like to be active and hunt during the day.

A couples years ago, I attended a falconism exhibition and learned that the eye color of the owls can give you a hint on their habits. Then, today, as I was preparing this post, I decided to do a little research on that, just to confirm and realized there is also a third type, the crepuscular.

And I just happen to have pictures from all three, taken on the exhibition I mentioned above. Here they are:

Dark eyes in owls that like to hunt at night – nocturnal


Yellow eyes for owls that like to hunt during daylight – diurnal



Orange eyes for owls that prefer hunting around dawn or dusk – crepuscular


This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy




Wordfull Tuesday before a Wordless Wednesday

I have recently (July) discovered the One Four Challenge, promoted by Robin, in which we are supposed to take a picture and edit it 4 different ways, posting an edit per week during the month.

I participated on July, then August was what she calls Review Month, and there was no challenge.

Then I participated again in September and used my planned October picture in November, as October turned out crazy and I didn’t have the time to work on that.

A couple weeks ago, I took a picture that ended up completely off and skewed, so I thought it would be a good one for the next one.

The problem is, I don’t know if there will even be a next time for the One Four Challenge. On her first November post, she said that December will be review month again, and also that she’ll rethink the challenge for 2016, possibly having a different one.

If that’s true, then November was the last one.

But I really wanted to play with the picture. And I did actually, before realizing there could potentially not be a new One Four Challenge.

So my plan for the next few weeks is to post each of my edits on a One Four Wordless Wednesday post. Because it’s wordless I won’t really describe the edits, but that’s fine. The coolest is to see how one picture can transform into so distinct ones.

So tomorrow I’ll post the original picture, as out of the camera, with no cropping, no filters, no adjustments.

Then on the following 4 weeks I’ll publish each of the 4 edits, and that shall cover the Wordless Wednesdays until the end of the year… ;o)