There is so much to learn about Photoshop. This week I discovered Photo Filter and have been playing madly with some shots I took on the beach (yes, sorry, the beach again) last week. As it becomes less of a novelty, I hope to be a little more subtle with my editing but until then… Hey!
‘Summer Lovin” from The Daily Post must be the best title for a photo challenge… And to celebrate, I’ve decided, once again, to go back into the photos I took during a once in a lifetime holiday in Cuba.
We were there for a month, two weeks of which were spent cycling round the island (with support) and I came back with so many photos that each time I look, I make another little discovery.
I don’t think I posted any of these before.
On two accounts has working with film thwarted me this week.
Firstly, being a novice photographer, I don’t want to pay too much to get my films processed as I still take loads of c**p images. This was fine as Tesco supermarket were only charging a couple of pounds to process the film and give me the disc – cheaper still if they put several films on one disc. I say were. They’ve stopped doing it in house and now, send it away for 7 days and charge £5 a film. Damn!
So, I went to the little independent camera shop in town who still charge a fiver a film but do it in 24hrs. OK, I’ll have to shoot less film until I get a better success rate on the digital camera. Well…. No! Looking at the images that have come back, most of them have a horrible white line right through the image.
Was it me or was it them? Has something gone wrong with the camera since last I used it? Looking at the negatives, it’s not just the picture as there seems to be a green ink blot that goes from the top to the bottom edge, beyond the image and into the area where the little square cut-outs are (What are they called?). It seems it might have been them but regardless, what am I to do?
Any Photoshop experts out there who can advise me on the easiest way to remedy this?
Because they were so cool, I thought I’d have a go at some monochrome pirates and use one as a submission to Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness.
Well… Let’s see what we have in the archives for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge….
Random pix since the last time I cleared my phone.
It’s a funny place, Hastings. Any excuse and the town comes together in ‘dressing up’ clothes – and drinks lots of ale. This weekend was the annual Pirate Day for which, I believe, we hold the world record for having the most pirates in one place, at one time.
And, I can’t count today – new temporary blog name ‘dixpixx’
Firstly, I have to say how much more relaxing it was to photograph rather than compete in the annual Bexhill Lions Triathlon this year. It’s a great event where everyone has a good time with friendly people and… It raises money for a worthy charity. Secondly, as some of these images are slightly more interesting in black and white, they have given me an entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness
For this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge, the first thought that came to mind, after the week I’ve had, was to post a self-portrait however…