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The six-million-dollar photo entitled “Phantom” that sold recently captured the perfect twinkle of light and processed it beautifully. These are my $1.00 twinkles taken with my iPhone in 2013 at the NCSS Conference in St. Louis. I experimented with different Photoshop Element filters as I processed the photos.

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First I cropped it to help it adhere to the Rule of Thirds.

Stylized with Glowing Edges
Stylized with Glowing Edges

Then I added filters.   I thought this one was pretty cool because it took it from real and somewhat blurry to on-purpose blurry with some sharp edges.

Filter:  Stylized - Solarized
Filter: Stylized – Solarized

I solarized Twinkle 3, and I like the rainbow of colors.

Distortion:  Glass
Distortion: Glass

Twinkle 4 reminds me of driving through St. Louis with my dad when rain pelted the windshield unfettered by wipers.  I’m not sure why we lived through that ride.

I thought they turned out well considering the beginning photo.  Mr. Snowman, however, reflects my best camera’s capabilities (before I dropped it) – and mine too, for that matter.

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Mr. Snowman posed beautifully on our tree last year.  Here he poses pretending he is outside in the snow instead of our cozy cottage.  He came back shivering, though.

Filter:  Stylize:  Find Edges
Filter: Stylize: Find Edges

He tried on the Glowing Edges next and liked the look when he preened in the mirror, and asked for one more make-over.

Fliter: Stylized: Glowing Edges
Filter: Stylized: Glowing Edges

I threw him into the texturizer, and he came out immortalized as a stained glass window.

Texture: Stained Glass
Texture: Stained Glass

With a twinkle in his eye, he asked me to find out from you which of his pictures you like best.  🙂  I’ll be sure to tell him.  He’s got his eye on me from the tree in the living room.  🙂  He thinks he’d make a good Christmas card.  What do you think?  🙂

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  1. Superb twinkly and effervescent post!! LOVE the music, the photos, the snow- everything flows together swimmingly for a wonderful holiday experience. Jubilant cheers!

    Autumn Jade

    P.S. Snowman will make a very dashing Christmas card indeed!

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