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Taking and editing snow photos

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This is what I saw when I opened my bedroom curtains this morning. I did the edit with Windows Live Photo Gallery. If you haven’t edited before, set the program as your default for viewing photos. Right click on a picture, then choose ‘open with’, then select ‘default program; then choose Windows Live Photo Gallery.

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Neodigital Art | Editing for art

FENCE EDIT

This picture was a bit boring, but it looks interesting now I’m edited it. It was simple a fence outside a factory. It was taken in bad light too:

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Neodigital art | Editing to create art

THE SANNA -ART

I think this photograph is quite artistic, it was a good shot and then I edited it to try to get something artistic. This is the original picture:

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The end of British summer time

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Yes, it’s the end of British summer time this weekend. We move our clocks back one hour and get up an hour later! Officially, the clocks are changed at 2am on Sunday morning. Unofficially, mine will be changed when I get around to it. It was cold getting up at eight o’clock this morning, it will be worse tomorrow.

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Neodigital Art | changing colours

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At this time of year I like to record the changing colours as the seasons change. We’re are month into Autumn in England and so I expect all the colours of nature to change as winter approaches. You can see the colours better, when we have better light. In this picture you can see the first signs of winter colours.

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Neodigital Art | Changing seasons

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I took this photograph last October on a sunny day. You can see the colours changing and reflecting more light. The light was better in Autumn last year than we have had in summer this year. We have to be prepared for whatever nature decides to throw at us and make the most of it.

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Neodigital Art | more editing

ORIGINAL

I took this photograph last Autumn and as you can see the sun was bright and reflected well off the Autumn colours. The picture looks dull though and so I can improve it a lot with editing. I used Windows Live Photo Gallery, it’s easy to use.

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Neodigital Art | Step by step edit

SANDWELL VALLEY EDIT

As I write this I can see blue skies and sunshine. It wasn’t like that when we went out to take photographs on Sunday, it was dull and cloudy. It looks nice today, but the wind is a cold Arctic wind. I might still try to take a few photographs later. This picture is after I did the edit, take a look at the before picture, very dull.

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Neodigital Art | Seasons and light

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I’ve started today with a photograph from July, that was the last time we had really good light in the afternoon for photography. The sun was bright that day in a Victorian Park. It does give a very bright picture though with contrasting colours.

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Neodigital Art | Landscapes

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Regular readers will probably recognise this stretch of water, I have taken photographs of it lots of times. I’ve got a rotten cold and sore throat and so I didn’t want to go far on Sunday.  It looks like a huge lake, but isn’t really large enough to be called a lake. It looks bigger because I shot down the length of the lake and away from the sun. I had a blue sky and plenty of light, so quite a nice scene.

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Neodigital Art | Problems

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Unfortunately, I’ve had computer problems for a while that have been affecting my blogs. I like Google Chrome because it’s fast for doing research, but it was the cause of the problems. It kept zooming in, switching magnifier on and off and other things. The font on this blog looked about right, but was set at large, the font on my other blog looked the same, but was set on medium! I have now looked at them using Internet Explorer and this one looks a little big and the one on a zillion ideas too small! I have to choose. I have done a Neodigital Art blog with more pictures on a Zillion Ideas today, why not pop over and check that out? Google Chrome has been reinstalled and packed up all together now!

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Neodigital Art | The Motor Show

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I rushed around the historic vehicle show at the Arboretum that quickly taking photos, I didn’t have time to ask what the cars were or look too closely. I do know that this is a mini though, probably a Cooper. I paid to get in there and so I’m making use of the photos again this week!

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Random thoughts

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I took this photo at a historic car show at Walsall arboretum yesterday. It was sunshine and showers; mostly showers and so not great light for photography. I will be using some of the pictures for tomorrow’s Neodigital Art blog though. I wrote a psychology blog this morning and posted that on a Zillion Ideas. It’s about how we can subliminal influence and what goes on in the subconscious minds of other people. Influence gives us more control over our lives and we all want that.

In the meantime, there are more amazing blogs on the home page. Do share on Facebook, etc. and please comment.


This week–the sun came out

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Yes, the sun came out a couple of times this week in England and the storm that was forecast was more of a whimper than a storm. I could be getting used to them though. It could go nice now, which is a shame. We did so want our overseas visitors coming for the Olympics to experience some genuine British weather. We do have some artificial clouds though. I did get out on Sunday and took some photos for the Neodigital Art blogs, then again midweek, when I took this one in the early evening sunlight. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Photons

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Photons are little bundles of energy that we call light. They come from the sun (when we aren’t making our own), bounce around and get reflected off everything. They bounce around rather like a ball bounces off different surfaces, some surfaces make a ball bounce fast if it’s hard, soft surfaces slow it down. Light gets absorbed by dark colours and reflected more by light colours. You can see where it is being reflected most in this picture, by the lighter colours. Now why is the green and foliage so dark in the foreground? (more…)


This week in blogs

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It wasn’t really great weather for photography this week. It’s been too dark, the rain is stirring up the water in the canals and making them murky. My overseas readers often want to come and see the scenes that I photograph for themselves. I think they are less keen now we are having record rainfall. The Black Country Living Museum advertises as an all weather venue, but I will wait until the weather improves. I think I’ll get some fascinating photos there and it’s not cheap to go in so I want a good day for it. I still went out and took a few photographs of the canals this week, despite the dark skies. I wrote a few blogs too: (more…)


Neodigital Art | Forge Mill

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Last week I did photos of various types of transport and you can see more canal photos on a zillion ideas. I went back to the locks and there were two narrow boats negotiating the locks on Sunday afternoon. I used those pictures for today’s blog on a Zillion Ideas. Yesterday, we went to Forge Mill Farm in Sandwell Valley which is the site of a Victorian water mill and now a community owned farm. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Changing scenes

Moorcroft Wood - The Sanna

Neodigital Art is about taking good photos and editing them to produce art. I can’t do that with every shot, but I have managed some interesting and artistic shots in Moorcroft Wood. This is the Sanna, a pool in Moorcroft Wood. It is the result of open cast coal mining. This was taken last summer. (more…)


Christmas Eve Ramble

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Merry Christmas

I don’t care, I’ll say Merry Christmas if I want to; Happy Holidays doesn’t sound quite right! I’m not too fussy about tradition, but will have turkey and roast pork for Christmas lunch tomorrow. It’s been an interesting year so far, I was nominated for writing awards and got that one last week for writing and photography. My Dark Globe Artist Diversity Award can be found here. I also was a finalist in the photographic competition at the hospital and got a certificate from the mayor. I might get involved with the latest project too, which is about the history of the hospital. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Changing seasons

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This photo was taken in Morecroft Wood and it’s a pool that the locals call the ‘Sanna’. Many years ago there was a sanatorium nearby that was viewed as quite a scary place because it was an isolation hospital mainly used to isolate people with contagious diseases like smallpox. You had to be quite brave to go swimming or fishing in the ‘Sanna’. I stayed well away until I was a teenager when we did go near there, but even then we were cautious! There was a chemical factory not far away and that was probably more dangerous than smallpox! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday 16

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Panoramic

My bargain of the week must be the program that took lots of images and put them all together to make the panoramic picture above because it was free! (more…)


Neodigital Art | Update 27

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I like the colours in this first photograph because they are muted Autumn colours. The light didn’t seem too good and my friend stayed in the car, he didn’t expect there to be good shots though! There are reds, browns and yellows in this photograph and even the black and white horse adds to the picture. (more…)


A Sunday Ramble…

Is it really autumn?

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I see autumn colours but the weather has been like it’s summer!  (more…)


Neodigital Art | Update 25

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Photo edit

I’ve started this week with a screen shot to show the photo edit in Windows Live photo gallery. You can see all the tools you have for editing. I’ve cropped my photo for widescreen, increased the contrast, gave it more ‘highlights’ and increased the colour temperature adding warmth. I took this photo on Saturday with a wide aperture after the rain. (more…)


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