Debbie’s theme for her one-word photo challenge (One-Word Sunday) this week is Spectacle, so I thought I’d take it literally and make a spectacle of my spectacle collection. They aren’t actually my spectacles, just my collection of them, so I suppose that does make them mine, just not mine mine. I also thought to try my hand at using some of the photo manipulation tools that are available in my free version of Photoshop Elements that I got when I bought some computer art software a while back. I like manipulating images, but usually do it with the things I create using PowerPoint (several of which, I might plug add, can be seen on my other blog Splodge and Splatter), although I have touched up the odd photo or two from time to time.

I’m not used to using a lot of the tools, however, so it’s like new territory for me. For this first photo, I used the Orton Effect, which somehow slightly altered the look of the photo yet at the same time kept it looking as it originally did. A photographic paradox if you like… how can something look different and the same at the same time?

For the following two photos, I got carried away with the Tilt Shift option, and although the effect didn’t look quite as Tilt Shifty as I was expecting, I quite like the effect as it turned out.

Even if it was a little over-blurry.

But then, that’s what spectacles are for.

Visit Debbie’s blog for other takes on her theme. The link is at the beginning of this post.


    1. I’ve only ever owned one pair, Prenin, and wore them for a few years until one of the lenses vanished into thin air! There one minute and gone the next! I haven’t needed to wear them since then, strangely, although lately I keep seeing signs to get my eyes tested.
      … at least I think that’s what the signs are showing me!
      Hehehe! Little joke there. 😀

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      1. Did you hear about the optician that fell into the lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself? 😉

        Time to get your eyes checked dude – especially as you drive!!! 🙂

        God Bless!


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  1. Now that is some response to my theme. a literal response is somehow extremely illiteral (is that a word?)
    I love the reds and oranges of your first image, but the others show strong experimentation. Isn’t it amazing what we can do with a camera, some inspiration and a bit of post-processing!

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    1. Indeed it is, Debbie. Photography isn’t just the photo, is it? In doing your challenges I’m realising that more and more. I will be back with you after this little break from blogging I’m taking.
      And ‘illiteral’ sounds like a word to me, so we’ll go with it! 😀


    1. It’s Happy Friday here, Jo… and almost Wine Time to boot!!!
      I had a spare few minutes when I did this arrangement… laid them out and took the photo. I then had to rush through the photo editing, but I rushed slowly… I know what I mean!!! 😀

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