Beyond the Sphere

As it’s approaching Halloween, I thought I’d share a bobbing photo for Becky’s KindaSquare challenge. Only, instead of apple bobbing, I’ve gone for duck bobbing instead. I’m sure this duck found what she was looking for… which I presume probably wasn’t apples!

Tufty, that is, not me… and a few years ago as well, not today!

Posted for Six Word Saturday.

I’ve finally figured out how to keep part of a photo colour, with the rest black and white.

I experimented, quickly, on two photos. The first, a fuzzy photo of Tufty:

It’s a bit rough around the edges… I was only experimenting to see if I could do it. But, I would go and choose a black and white duck which probably didn’t help matters! However, in the image above Tufty now appears sepia compared to the rest. It does need fine tuning a little.

The second photo was actually a picture of King Rabletop III, from my ‘A Long Long Time Ago’ story series:

I suppose I need to work out how to tone down the colours (although the colours on these images are quite vibrant anyway) and make the black and white appear lighter, but I think I have the basics covered.

Now onto the technical stuff! Maybe…

This is not a rubber ducky.

It is meant to be a gull, floating merrily on a body of water, minding its own business. It’s another quick watercolour scribble that I had fun creating… it was only afterwards that I thought it looked like a rubber ducky. I added the eyes afterwards as well; they didn’t look as boggly before.

Now, I’m not saying I’m available to touch up any weathered classical pieces of artwork that may or may not be lying around, but as this painting shows, I am willing to try anything once!

*And seriously, I’m NOT available to touch up any weathered classical pieces of artwork, no matter how much you are willing to offer.

**And I’ve never owned a rubber ducky.

Today’s photo isn’t the clearest, and I can tell that with my blurry vision, so it must be really unclear! But then, isn’t clarity just another level of perspective?

I quite like this photo because to me, it’s quirky. Look at the two birds on the right… one of them longs to be with the larger group, and the other appears to be unaware the others are there at all!

Posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.