As if in a Doll’s House (One Photo Focus: October)

It’s coming close to the first Friday of the month which means it’s time for another wonderful One Photo Focus from Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing. One Photo Focus is where everyone edits the very same photo then shares their results.

This month we have a very interesting photo from Y. Prior, from Priorhouse Blog. This photo below was taken with a cellphone in the  lobby of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Oh the grandeur of yesteryear! {sigh}


When looking at this photo for me it felt very surreal. The building was so grand, dwarfing the furniture within. It made me feel as if I was looking into an antique doll’s house. Hence I decided to create a miniature effect to match this emotion.

This was created first by transforming the colour with a filter giving it the “turn-of-the-last-century” appearance then upping the contrast and clarity with a hint of brightness before cropping then miniaturizing. Here is my version of the above photo.


Be sure to see all the incredible submissions for this month’s One Photo Focus over at Visual Venturing. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it never ceases to amaze me how we can all edit the same photo yet all have such different results!

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Neptune’s Wooden Angel (September One Photo Focus)

Is it seriously September already? What happened to August? I can’t even remember it being August 1st, which is particularly sad considering my birthday was the day before! (Perhaps that’s why I can’t remember, lol😂)

Here is my submission for this month’s One Photo Focus hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing. This month’s photo of the Balclutha was taken by Stacy herself on a visit San Fransisco. I simply adore the carved figurehead on these old vessels.

Joanne Ritchie - September - One Photo Focus

With this in mind I’ve cropped the photo to bring more emphasis to this beautifully carved figurehead. Then I’ve altered the photograph to black and white then raised the contrast and added a frame. This is Stacy’s original photo.


What is One Photo Focus? It’s the first ABFriday of each month when all participants edit the same photo. It is unbelievable to think that with so many of us participating in this challenge, no two edits are ever alike so be sure to check out all the submissions over at Visual Venturing!

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One Photo Focus – June

Woo hoo, it’s that time again, it’s… One Photo Focus time. This challenge is hosted by the lovely Stacy Fischer of Visual Venturing and is where we all edit and manipulate the very same photo. LOVE IT!!!

Below is my submission of the photo offered this month by David Croker. My edits this month include a little cropping, adjusting the contrast, changing the colour for sepia, then adding a grunge-like frame (which I now wish was a tad narrower.)

One Photo Focus June

Here is David Croker’s original photo offered for the June One Photo Focus challenge.

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To see all the submissions for this month’s One Photo Focus challenge, please click on the badge below, you won’t be disappointed. And a big thank you yet again to Stacy for hosting this fabulous challenge!

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