Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday

This started out as a water piece.  I did add orange then ran it through a filter and this is what came out ... not much to my liking, but interesting none the less.

By adding another water source and decreasing the opacity, I came out with this ... a little more to my liking.

A little lighting effect  and I get this ... for the better?  I'm not sure, but I think it's time to move on ...

to an orangified window :)

Once through the Poster edges filter ...

and again through the Smudge Stick filter.
I feel like this is a weak offering, maybe because it took only minimal effort.  Though I have to admit the more I look at them, the more I like them.  Hopefully, next week will be an improvement.  I excuse myself because I had a minor surgery on Friday and minor as it was, it has zapped my energy.  So hope you were able to find something to enjoy ...
Happy MOM!


  1. Like your window, and sorry to hear about the surgery! Hope you are getting your energy back! Hugs from Texas

  2. I was going to say "minimal offering my eye!" but maybe that is just an Australian saying.... :) I love the progression of both....and they both are so very different - rustic and the other elegant and decorative.
    I wasn't crazy about what I did with mine this week either.... i think I got to caught up with blog technical stuff. But it i good to learn new things:)
    Thanks again for being part of MoM Andrea, I always enjoy reading your comments - and of course seeing your art!

  3. Happy MOM
    Like your window, best :)
    Have a nice monday.

  4. I really like the second one and the orangified windows. And as someone who doesn't play I am in awe - they don't look simple at all to me.
    I hope the surgery went well and that you regain your energy quickly.

  5. I like the last set best - I think they take on a cartoon like feel.

    It was my intention to do "something a bit different" with the market shots - I dont want to end up just taking the same picture again and again (which I feel can happen with bird portraits)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. I liked the last ones best, the orangified window and well,you know me...can never use the posterization effect enough. I could never understand why I like that so much until one of the posts above referred to it as having a cartoon effect. I read so many comic books as a child that may be why the look is so comforting to me.

  7. Well I too liked the window shots best. There is nothing minimal here my dear. I find the designs around the window quite fascinating. I hope your healing process goes quickly and well. Get lots of rest now while you can. Have a wonderful day my friend, hugs, Edna B.

  8. I also like the window. It seems so unique, almost unreal, as if in a dream or fable.