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Sea of Clouds #WW

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Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last month, DH and I attempted to see the Perseids meteor shower to no avail. The reason being a shroud of heavy cloud coverage hung our night sky with only a few breaks to see anything more than a single shooting star for each of us at different times the entire time spent staring into the pitch blackness with our necks craned and our imaginations stretched. This might seem a bit of a disappointment, but it was actually a fun adventure. Also, there’s an advantage to being in the mountains at 2am. We got a jump-start on getting to our favorite spots before the crowd. The clouds stayed with us throughout the day and this is why the Perseids was not visible with such a Sea of Clouds!

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Photographed from Mt. Mitchell State Park summit just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

 

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I’m making headway on repairing broken links and videos, but it’s not getting done fast enough to suit me. Next week, I’m thinking about stepping away for just a bit to try to get this job done.  Today’s photo contribution for (not-so) Wordless Wednesday I plan to share with photo enthusiasts from around the globe participating in Skywatch Friday.

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Newfound Gap Picture photo-edits #WW

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Welcome Kittens & Dawgs last summer this time we were in the Smoky’s when I snapped this shot over looking the North Carolina valley from Newfound Gap.

The first picture there are not edits done other than adding my copyright.

DSC_4941 Newfound Gap Overlook originial

In the second one, I dabbled with Stylize feature in Pixelmator called Pointillize.

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Here, I applied a blue glitter background as an overlay. It reminded me of snow falling, but the landscape still said summer. So, on the background image I inverted the colors giving the over-all effect of a stormy night or at least this is the feeling I get when I look at it. Do you feel any cooler? Are you ready for winter to arrive?

DSC_4941 Newfound Gap Overlook blizzard

What views are in the eye of your camera? Do you like to create photo-art of using your images through photo-editing?

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Photo-editing Water Rock Knob image #WW

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Welcome Kittens & Dawgs to this week’s edition of not-so Wordless Wednesday. I’m once again photo-editing an archived photo. Today’s featured image is from Water Rock Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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This is the original image, no photo-editing except for adding my copyright info. Nice, but ordinary, wouldn’t you agree?

I used two programs creating different images with the above picture. You decide which you like the best.

DSC_4866 Water Rock Knob(Afinity)

In Affinity Photo using the Haze Removal tool I adjusted the distance, strength, and exposure correction making the sky more interesting.

DSC_4866 Water Rock Knob (pixelmator)

In Pixelmator from the Color Adjustments part of the program, I selected “Curves”, then “RGB” setting pulled line to lower right side achieving desired look – silhouettes and dramatic sky.

One of these days, I need to actually do a tutorial to learn more about these features. There is so much more I can do, if I just learn. *sigh* Oh well, I like the feel of these new images. The sky looks a lot more interesting in both pictures over the original.  A few tweaks here and there can really change the mood of a photo, can’t it?

Suzanne from McClendon Villa asked if she could photo-edit a couple of my images and I said, “Why sure!” So here’s are her creations.

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You can see my original image, here, that Suzanne used to create this new picture. Incidentally, I took a few new pictures of King Kong over the weekend with my big girl camera. I will try to share those soon.

The below image she used Topaz filters in her photo-editing software, but I can’t remember which one she has now. *slap forehead* If you like what she’s done then please hop over to see her and beg her to tell you her secrets. 😀

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You can find the original and my photo-edits of this image, here.

You did a great job, Suzie-Q and I really appreciate you sharing these with me!

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Photo-editing with flowers and mountains

Good-morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Today I’m using some of my least favorite photos in Pixelmator to see what new things I come up with. I hope you enjoy my creations on not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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I love Black Eyed Susans! These are some of my favorite wildflowers. I snapped this picture in Highlands, North Carolina last summer.

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Using the original photo above I added a freebie watercolor background from the DGS AllSeason Bonus collection from Creative Market. It sorta gives an over-all dreamy sense to the picture.

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On our ascension to Clingmans Dome tower, I captured a bee lighting on the flower. It’s not really an outstanding shot, but I kept it anyway.

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I opened the original to work on, this is something I knew I wanted to do from the start, and applied the fog filter giving the viewer a sense of mystery and perhaps terror. Maybe, an angry, hungry bear awaits its prey in the shroud of fogginess. Do you feel it?

 

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This is a shot from Clingmans Dome parking lot. It’s just an ordinary image, but one with potential to photo-edit.

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In Pixelmator I applied the newspaper effect adjusting the intensity and ratios.

 

DSC_5001 Twilight effect

This  is the Twilight effect. Again, I varied the intensity to suit my taste.

I’m just a regular ole gal who likes to goof off with photo-editing on occasion to create something new. Who knows maybe it’ll inspire someone else to do great things. Let me know!

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King Kong Lives in Tennessee

I’m delighted you decided to join me for another edition of Not-So-Wordless Wednesday!

You’re not having déjà vu, kittens and dawgs. I shared a similar picture in 2013, here. At the time I took this picture, I was recovering from intestinal surgery and not up to handling my big girl camera (Nikon D7000) and decided to go light-weight with my Canon Elph S110 point n’ shoot instead. It does a fabulous job.

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This is a really cool image and I thought it would fun to monkey around (pun intended) with it in Pixelmator.

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In the above image I decreased the saturation to nearly B&W leaving a hint of color in the stars and with the below image I bumped the saturation level all the way up giving it a near comic strip appeal.

WW 8-3-2016 King Kong Pigeon Forge - artsy effect saturation IMG_0150

I think I prefer the second picture creation. It seems more interesting than the first. Do you like one more than the other?

When you think King Kong, you think Fay Wray? I do as well as the classic 1933 production. Since the first King Kong film was made, others followed. In fact in 1986 the movie King Kong Lives was partially filmed near Knoxville. I tried to get on as an extra. I remember going early on a Saturday morning with a former co-worker, Connie Ramsey, along with hundreds of locals sharing the same hopes of being picked. I was not one of the lucky ones. I didn’t know the name of the movie at the time or who the stars were, or filming location until now. This is what I found out. Linda Hamilton starred in the movie (to see the full cast, visit IMDb) and scenes filmed in these Tennessee communities: Fall Creek Falls State Park, Wears Valley and Sevier County, and Lake City (this is a YouTube film clip).

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