For each Snap & Zap I will suggest a new theme so take a new photo or use an existing photo and edit it with any software you like, so…
- Create a new post showing the original
- What edits have you made?
- What software/techniques have you used?
- Link back to the current week’s page
The theme for this “Snap & Zap…” is Trees.
The Whitehills Stone Circle can be found near Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire.
A few weeks ago I wanted to test out my new camera and as this was nearby I thought it would be a nice place to practice. I obviously wasn’t expecting it to be anything like Stonehenge but well, it wasn’t even a Henge and most of the stones in the circle were covered with grass but it is still worth a visit for the scenery alone. I did get a few good shots of the “big rock” and I will share them in a future post.
On the way to the circle I took a lot of pictures of trees. I had to, they were the only things around.
The photo above shows trees from left to right as far as your eye can see
Now I wanted to edit this photo and I have seen various canvas prints that simply show the trunks of the tree so that was my inspiration. First of all I cropped the photo using Windows Photo Gallery…
I then used Pixlr Express to add, what they call, an “Ingrid” effect – this is in one of the “subtle” effects category…
I wanted to add a bit of fantasy (rather than forest fire) so I used a smoke effect…
Lastly, I went a bit abstract and used the “Max” effect…
All edits were carried out using http://pixlr.com/express/
This photo is part of my Snap & Zap challenge with the theme Trees.
To see previous posts take a look at the archives or click on “Photo Editing” in the category cloud on this page.