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.
First I cropped it to help it adhere to the Rule of Thirds.
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.
I solarized Twinkle 3, and I like the rainbow of colors.
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.
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.
He tried on the Glowing Edges next and liked the look when he preened in the mirror, and asked for one more make-over.
I threw him into the texturizer, and he came out immortalized as a stained glass window.
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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