Building(s) of the Past


This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is to look for buildings of the past.

I didn’t have time to go exploring, so I had a look through my old photos and came across this building which has appeared in the past on my blog.

The first three images are my attempts to make the photo look older than it actually is, using the photo editor in PaintShop Pro. (Briefly using the photo editor in PaintShop Pro, I must add, as you can tell I have loads to learn!)

The fourth image was altered in a free online photo editor, LunaPic. I just piled on the effects until I got this dramatic image.

Given time, I’m sure I’ll be able to master photo editing. And photo taking, thinking about it!

23 responses to “Building(s) of the Past”

  1. bcparkison avatar

    Looks like a nice house …until it caught fire. lol

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    1. Tom avatar

      It does look like that, Beverly, doesn’t it? The tweaking of the image has a touch of Kandinsky in it, which I think shows through… 🤔

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  2. dalecooper57 avatar

    Thank you, I really like that last edit, it’s very artistic.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Dale. It does art it up a bit, doesn’t it!? 🙂

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  3. restlessjo avatar

    I do know what you mean! 🙂 🙂 I play with Lunapic sometimes on my phone but it’s too nice to spend time indoors at present (which is why I’m catching up so late 🙂 )

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    1. Tom avatar

      No worries, Jo!🙂
      We’ve had a nice day here today… much better than yesterday’s hailstone!

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      1. restlessjo avatar

        Ruination of a few plants, I hear 😦 😦

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        1. Tom avatar

          I would’ve thought so, Jo. It was h e a v y! 😳🙂

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  4. Chris Hall avatar

    I remember that photo! Lunapic has produced some interesting effects and I like the outcome. I really should check it out, given the name. 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      I thought you’d like it, Chris! It’s so easy to use to the point where there’s no challenge… apart from the challenge of choosing which effects to use, that is!

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  5. -Eugenia avatar

    I love using Lunapic because there are endless ways to edit photos!

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    1. Tom avatar

      And you can keep adding them as well, Eugenia! It’s a fun site.

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  6. prenin avatar

    Arson around again Tom? LoL!!! 🙂 ❤

    Yes, I also think it looks like it is on fire. 🙂 ❤

    Well done! 🙂 ❤

    Blessed Be! 🙂 ❤

    Prenin.

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    1. Tom avatar

      🤣🤣
      Thanks Prenin. Fire wasn’t what I was originally going for, but it organically went that way. 😊

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  7. europasicewolf avatar

    Photo got a bit hot to handle did it?! Went up like a house on fire!😉Kust been checking out Lunapic… something tells me I won’t get the jobs of the day done at all now! I look forward to seeing more of your editing 😀

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    1. Tom avatar

      It did get a little out of hand, Icewolf. Good job I stopped when I did.
      I’ll venture back intl Lunapic very soon, I think.
      Hope you got your work done! 🙂

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      1. europasicewolf avatar

        “Lunapic” has been running through my head ever since you mentioned it…I’m wondering if it was this I used in the early days of my jaunt into the online world to create an animated snow effect for a wolf🤔Probably something else but it sounds somehow familiar from somewhere…the effects don’t seem familiar though!

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        1. Tom avatar

          It could have evolved over the years, Icewolf. Things change very rapidly on th’web. Look at WordPress… it’s constantly changing! 😀

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          1. europasicewolf avatar

            I try not to look at the changes on wordpress Tom! They’re scary and give me brain ache!🤣

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            1. Tom avatar

              That they do, Icewolf! I only touch the editor to set the featured image and correctly align things that need centering/centring (???), the new editor doesn’t seem to like Live Writer’s formatting there… 🙂

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