Weekly Photo Challenge: One & Travel Theme: Winter

Another chance this week to combine challenges. I was all set to post a bundle of images on the Travel Theme of ‘Winter‘, when I noted that the WordPress Weekly Photo challenge was ‘One‘. That clinched it.
Here you have a distinctly wintry image with one solitary soul braving the cold. Now, I confess to some pretty hefty manipulation with this one, but it was a very frosty morning, and the whitish, skeletal branches put me in mind of Narnia…. except I could never quite capture that feel.

Then I had a play with Tangled FX, and suddenly there was that slightly mythical, otherworldly feel. Well, it worked for me, how about you? Apologies to all the purists who think I should have got the result without all this faffing about in ‘let’s pretend’ software…

Narnia?

Narnia?

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  4. I’m with you, Sue. I like ‘faffing’ about – I like that word 😉 – to me a photograph is just another canvas on which to create my image. Great ‘loner’ shot.

    • Good! I’m a true faffer, sometimes it seems like time wasting, but sometimes it produces results of a kind. I was reasonably pleased with this. And a bit of playing about with different apps gives a feel for which will produce what kind of image…. 🙂

      • Yes, I like this for this and that for that and while all results are not WOW!, the ones that are, make up for it. 🙂 but yes, others could view it as time wasting 😉

  5. Your image has the appearance of a mezzotint, very artsy….Love the look.

  6. Now that works extremely well – and meets both challenges beautifully. I love the way the pathway leads you to the tall trees in the background to which the solitary figure is heading.

    • I just saw this lad walking towards the trees on a frosty morning, and thought it would make a good image…. Glad you liked! And I finally got the effect I wanted by playing around with different apps. 🙂

  7. Cannot stop staring at this photo… this is just so mesmerising.

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  12. It’s an interesting effect, Sue. Keep experimenting- why not? 🙂
    Happy holidays!

  13. Sue, a cool effect and it definitely brings Narnia to mind. I haven’t done any faffing around yet but hope to one of these days.

    janet

  14. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of creative editing if you get a result this lovely.

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  16. Very nice Sue it looks like a fine art etching would look very effective framed.

  17. wow! magical!
    merry christmas and a wonderful new year, Sue!

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  19. Sonel

    Oh, I think this is gorgeous Sue. Love the effect you used. Also, never apologize for the artist in you. I love it. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*

  20. Ooh, cool (literally) – that doesn’t look quite real. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sue. xxx Ailsa

  21. Suzanne

    I don’t think you need to apologize for manipulating a photo. What you have created is a work of art. No explanation or apology needed. Pure creative vision will always find a way to express itself. The digital imaging programs available now are just more tools for artists to use so that we can better convey our creative intentions. Well done with this image – it’s a beauty. Sorry I missed it before this. 🙂

    • Thanks very much for your thoughts on this, Suzanne. I know there are a lot of people out there who think photographs shouldn’t be manipulated, or if they are, it should be subtle. But if I have an idea in my mind, I like to try and create it, albeit only sometimes to my satisfaction. So I am pleased you are of the opinion the tools are there to better convey our creative intentions! And glad you like the image 🙂

  22. Nice, very nice! As a brodery of Nature ! I lioke very much Sue!

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