When Krista posted the theme of ‘Experimental’, for this weeks photo challenge, I knew I would have a play with an image. I got my first copy of Photoshop at lest twelve year ago and back then I would spend ages trying things out. I never became proficient, perhaps if I’d had some lessons, I might have been good at it.
Now of course there are far easier ways to create with free apps for tablets and phones, my camera has lots of instant and fun settings of its own.
So here’s my entry, edited with Nik free software and then cropped with photoshop elements.
Experimenting is fun, perhaps you’ll join in?
32 thoughts on “Experimental”
Love this! So reminds me of a secret garden, that of imagination’s spark!
Thanks Renee, I hope you’re well 🙂
this is amazing post and great title!!
Thanks Mihrank, the title is down to wordpress!
This is really really good, Gilly. There’s an air of great mystery, leading you into the garden. It could make a great book cover.
Ahh thanks Tish, just a lucky one!
And you say you can’t do this sort of stuff! This is fabulous Gilly – isn’t it fun to experiment? Sad that we have to wait for a prompt to do it 🙂
Thanks honey 🙂 I can do quite a bit, but never got to grips with layers. I rarely edit these days, just crop a bit.
Same here. I used to spend ages with layers and textures. When I was teaching I did a lot of creative work in the computer suite as I had to keep up with changing technology. Now I simply enjoy taking photos and maybe enhancing them a little if need be.
I think I liked being able to make an interesting image out of a not very good photo!
I have done that too! Now I tend to just delete the bad ones as I still take far too many photos.
Don’t tempt me! This is spectacular. May there be more. Hugs on a gloriously rainy morning.
Tempt tempt, tempt tempt 🙂 Glad you like it and that you have your rain, a cold bright day is forecast here, have a lovely one, and hugs back to you.
Really cool! I have no idea how did you come up with this… 💖
Thanks Amy, it was just a sculpture with a hole in it 🙂
Definitely fun experimenting!
It’s something I’ve got out of the habit of!
Well, I rather think I have…
thank you, it takes me away – somewhere…
As long as its a happy place 🙂
I just love this Gilly. I used to play with photoshop in days gone by, but I think I’ve forgotten all I ever learnt. Is Nik an ap for iPad
I’ve forgotten loads too! Nik came from google I think, so probably not 😦
I’ll go looking for it, thanks Gilly
Now that is what we call creative
This is nice, Gilly. infact, it’s lovely. 🙂
And I’d love to know how to achieve the effects you’ve achieved with Experimental. I just have no idea. I have Photoshop 13 but only use the automatic functions on it, never layers. I never seem to have the time. Maybe I should try harder.
There really isn’t much to it Mari,it was a sculpture with nice view through it. I used Nik software (hdr setting) and then cropped it square. If you haven’t got Nik I’d recommend it, it’s free to download and no ads!
You created an intriguing image here – lots to look at and admire!
Wow Gilly .. love it! Well done .. 🙂
It’s Fab! I shall bear Nik in mind but my laptop is currently telling me my memory is full (can’t imagine why! 🙂 🙂 ) so I need to buy another stick or some memory. 😦
This is a fantastic image, I love the angle that it’s shot from 🙂