Snap & Zap: When You Can’t See The Woods For The…

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…

  1. Create a new post showing the original
  2. What edits have you made?
  3. What software/techniques have you used?
  4. 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…

 

Trees - Cropped
Trees – Cropped

 

I then used Pixlr Express to add, what they call, an “Ingrid” effect – this is in one of the “subtle” effects category…

 

Trees - Ingrid
Trees – Ingrid

 

I wanted to add a bit of fantasy (rather than forest fire) so I used a smoke effect…

 

Trees - Smokey Ingrid
Trees – Smokey Ingrid

 

Lastly, I went a bit abstract and used the “Max” effect…

 

Trees - Max Ingrid
Trees – Max Ingrid

All edits were carried out using http://pixlr.com/express/

Snap & Zap…

 

 

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.

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