Regular readers will know that from time to time I like to have a bit of a dabble with some "altered images". Well, this post is the result of one of those occasions...
This is an image of Dogwood "Midwinter Fire"
But it started life like this:
The red colour of its branches is offset nicely by the white snow, but the temptation to take those colours up a bit by adjusting the temperature and saturation was just too strong!
Here is a fairly ordinary photo of a bell cloche covered in snow
A little bit of tinkering around with Picmonkey produced this spooky result:
I must say at this stage that my altered images are not usually deliberately planned - I just experiment and see what comes out. If I make something I like, I save it. Otherwise the photo remains in its unchanged form.
This humble half-brick covered in snow is being used as a weight to keep in place a grille over the top of some plant pots (a fox-deterrent).
I have transformed it into a Black Hole!
This image of a small Broccoli plant draped in a snowy shawl...
...becomes a time-weathered skull:
But most bizarre of all, whilst smartening up this photo of Cavolo Nero
I saw a giant spotty caterpillar! :)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and take some more of my pills...