5 Photos 5 Stories Day #3


I started trying to teach myself to use Photoshop around 2003. I’d just had three years of study and I couldn’t find a class anyway. I vaguely remember coming across a teach yourself type book, but I  can’t follow instructions, my learning style is kinaesthetic.  I didn’t ever get much beyond basic editing, before I got bored with it and decided that I should concentrate on trying to improve my photography instead. All these years later and amateur photo edit has moved on a pace. Now, with a free and simple app for an Android device, anyone can get pleasing results in seconds.


Love it or hate it, it took me longer to take the photo in the first place than it did to edit, I know it’s not that wonderful but it makes you think doesn’t it?
Jude at Travel Words has nominated me for the ‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ challenge, and I would like to nominate Pauline at Gypsy Life. She’s been posting some fab photos of her cruise recently and I know she has lots of tales to tell.

Pauline, there’s no obligation, have fun if you want to!

The challenge is to just “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.


30 thoughts on “5 Photos 5 Stories Day #3

      1. In real life you mean. I believe I heard during the Olympics, the Chinese were prepared to do something to avoid bad weather–don’t recall how or what but I was upset anyone would mess with the heavens.
        Am I wrong about your altering the picture from puffy white clouds to storm clouds?

  1. The clouds are much better on the edit – so this is done through a free App? But only available on your phone? I have Photoshop Elements on my laptop and have started trying to learn how to use layers and masks, but the only way I can do it is to watch and do, so it takes a while for it to sink in!

    1. I have this app on my tablet an yes its a freeby -I never use apps you have to pay for ! 🙂 My full photoshop is a very old version and to be honest I’ve forgot how to use most of it so I mainly use elements, Snapseed as here or Pixlr also on my tablet.

  2. Love how the edit has really made the sky so powerful and dominating. It changes the whole atmosphere of the image.
    Thank you for thinking of me for this challenge it certainly sounds interesting I will put my thinking cap on and start trolling through some of my folders…Be back on Monday with a story…

      1. Possibly not, Hubby prefers Torquay and I don’t drive so only get fleeting visits to Brixham when we’re out that way. I used to go a lot when I was a kid though, so maybe. 🙂

  3. So is this app Snapseed, Gilly? You know I’m still seriously old school and boring but I do keep meaning to learn some new skills. 🙂

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