The world below our feet! (Macro Monday)

 

 

 

 

 

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Here one week, gone the next! (WPC: Temporary)

My favorite part of autumn is watching the many different mushrooms that pop-up in the undergrowth. One has to be quick however as they are only a temporary fixture, disappearing as quickly as they appear.

Temporary is The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Frosty New Beginnings (Macro Monday)

For the first three months of this year our poor plants outside were so confused. The earth would warm up to the point you’d believe Spring had arrived early then boom, either the snow would fall or the ground would turn white with frost.

In the photo above it was the latter. Our one and only pot plant outside, a mixture of ferns and moss, (what can I say – it came with the house and has yet to be dealt with…) was peppered with frost, making it shine in the morning light.

 

 

 

 

The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 4)

Oh how time flies when you are having fun! Here we are at the fourth and final week of the One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn Gosby from Captivate Me. For this final week I had fun… and lots of it!

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For this week I transferred the image to my phone to edit it in Snapseed. For some reason known only to my inner being, I feel completely uninhibited when editing on my phone. One thing, leads to another, which leads to another, and voila!

Obviously I added the grunge filter, and I dare say I’ve done a little of everything else when it comes to brightness, contrast, saturation, ambience, highlights, shadows and warmth. Most likely there a vintage filter has also been used.

Below is a slide-show of all my submissions for November’s One Four Challenge. Hope you’ve had an opportunity to check out everyone’s awesome submissions for this challenge.

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Many thanks to Robyn for hosting this fabulous challenge – fingers-crossed it makes a return in 2017!

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The Tiny World Below (WPC: Tiny)

Time seems to be flying by. Without any security or passport control to slow things down, its disappearing at the most alarming rate in this countdown to Christmas (and Hubby’s return… 36 days and counting!).

The Daily Post for their Weekly Photo Challenge has offered… Tiny. This tiny mushroom proving very apt for this challenge!

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This tiny mushroom comes complete with an assortment of our local mosses surrounding it, highlighting just how tiny it truly is. Clearly mushrooms has become my unofficial theme for this week, lol!

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The Under Belly (One Four Challenge – Week 1)

WOO HOO, it’s that time once again! Time for another One-Four-Challenge hosted by the lovely Robyn Gosby over at Captivate Me. My love-hate relationship with the challenge will be eternal, lol.

A few weeks ago my neighbour had all these mushrooms randomly appear across his front lawn. Having learnt he’s very “anti” the ‘schroom, the very first opportunity I had on seeing his vehicle driving away (knowing his shovel would soon be out) I was out with my camera. Here is one of ‘schroom’s and my Week 1

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Not much was really done for this week’s editing. I’ve cropped it just a little to bring the gills closer as well as bumping up the contrast to also enhance these gills. Then it was just a little tweak to the vibrancy and clarity. As I said, really not much at all.

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If you aren’t familiar with the One-Four-Challenge is where you choose one of your own photographs and for four weeks, you edit this photo differently each week. Sounds easy enough but doesn’t always work out that way, lol!

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Stairs to Where? (Wordless Wednesday)

 

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