Monday, January 7, 2013

Variations on a Doodle Theme


Ron here: 

After my appointment this a.m.
Sophie 
wanted to go to Point Pleasant Park
and with the overnight snow fall
covering absolutely everything
I chose this picture
thinking you might like to see
the same picture with different effects.


Orton-izing has become quite popular
blending the edges and making everything
soft, warm and cozy-like.


This is not a B&W 
because the white is not white
it's sort of bluish.
This is a posterizing effect
which I though was very cool
almost like a silhouette effect.


But I think this is my favourite~~~
HDR makes everything pop
you can feel the intensity of the snow laden limbs
and also the brightness of the sun coming from the right hand side.
 A wee bit of cropping and I feel like I'm under those trees
trying to catch up to Jim and Sophie Doodle.

Now for something serious!
See below!


Oh Sophie!
What's with the cute factor?
Hiding Mr. Orangie, I see!

50 comments:

  1. i love what you have done here with all the pics. so fun. neat!! ( :

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    1. I enjoy changing up photos~~~~~different effects create different moods~~~~so many to choose from~~~~~thanks!

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  2. I like the different effects you've used here and in your header shot. The last picture is beyond adorable.

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    1. Oh Pat...I had to be fast because Sophie gives me a great 'look' and I know she's going to move....I worked quickly on that last pic!

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    2. And the header was done using PsykoPaint...love this editing program...so inter-active...you should try it!

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  3. such a cool picture. It could totally be a postcard
    Benny & Lily

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    1. I love this particular area of the park....I made a header picture in the autumn of this very same spot and the content(trees, road, fence) just lent itself to picture taking!

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  4. Soph, that WAS a lovely stroll we had this morning,wasn't it. And Daddy Ron really knows how to relay how beautiful you really are! You are such a sweetie, you know.

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  5. oh the cute factor is just off the charts today :) She is so beautiful...

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    1. Sophie is our sweetness of the sweetheart factor for sure!

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  6. You look so very cute in the last photo.

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  7. Sophie does have exponential cute factor! And I agree with your photo effect choices as well :)

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    1. Sophie has eyes like Ryker, I think~~~~~maybe not the same colour but your can see the love coming from them~~~~without a doubt!

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  8. Sophie, it's so nice of you to let Daddy Ron borrow your blog!
    I love the photo effects, especially the HDR.

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    1. Yes, Sophness, as in Your Highness, thanks for the few inches to display my wares!

      Daddy Ron, your lowly Daddio!

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  9. Isn't it amazing what digital editing can do!

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    1. and that ain't 1/2 of it Debra~~~~~sometimes it's overwhelming~~~~~no matter I just sip my java and forge frwd!

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  10. I really love that last one, she's a real snow lover, that one!

    Lick! (for Sophie :D)

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    1. Sophie buries her nose~~~~sniffs and snorts~~~~~then leaps into the air, twirls like a tornado and launches into the atmosphere ~~~~~~really!

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  11. Beautiful effects.
    Your Sophie in the snow photo makes my heart melt ❤ ♡ ❤

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    1. She is really an expert at this pose~~~~~this is the 6th winter with Sophie Snow Antics~~~~~always looking for the "aaaah" moment!

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  12. Love the snow we are so jealous and the pix art is great. We have just mud, mud and more mud here. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh Poor Molly! Mud actually is one of my favourite things to experiment in~~~~~how come the guys are always leading me around those mud holes?

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  13. ...and here I'm trying very hard not to edit my photos too much! These turned out wonderfully!

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    1. actually~~~~~Nancy~~~this isn't very much! The HDR one may have the most~~~~with the cropping~~~~~I could/would do more and have, but I just wanted to share the slight change! I know you have an expert creative side and always enjoy viewing your creations!

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  14. That is a great picture to play around with in a photo editor. It's amazing how many fabulous looks can be created from one photo. I love that last image of Sophie, too. Very cute!

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    1. Hi Martha~~~~~do you think you might try it? Come on!!! Sophie will nudge you if you need encouragement!

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    2. Okay, okay...I'll give it a try at some point. Because Sophie is nudging! :)

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    1. Happy New Year, friend! Hope all's well with you and your family!! Time heals!

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    2. Hi Ron! My friend Andrés husband had an aneurysma-rupture (30.12.) Thomas is 45 years old. He was in a coma... But now: he is better. He knows his husband, again *pheeew* and he can speak again too... *pheeeeeeeew*. Still there is a long way to go and he is still not "über den Berg"... But there is hope. Then there is my Mom. After 60 years of marriage, she is very lonley and sad. Time will tell and heal. I hope.

      When I come here, I can just relax. Thanks for that - a lot! (Grrrr, goggle-blogg is eating my comments a lot)

      Have a great week and give Sophie a biiiig hug from me!

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    3. Please give your MOM a "BIG DOODLE HUG" and comfort her for us! Yes, 60 years is a very long time to live with one person getting to know everything about them. I can not imagine what she is going through~~~~sadness~~~~so much sadness~~~~~if she ever feels like looking at my blog~~~even going back and looking at Sophie's journey~~~~I do encourage it! You never know she may find some peace, joy and comfort from it!

      I am so sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Mid 40's is really so young but aneurysms can happen to anyone. Time and support from friends and family will give him hope. Please pass our good healing vibes along to both of them!

      Ron

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  16. It doesn't matter what effects you use on a photo, when there's a Dood in it you know it's gonna be special!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. ****^^^Doods Rule^^^**** and that's all there is to it~~~~~~~~!

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  17. Mom loves playing with all of the different effects too.
    You are stunning ALWAYS in every photo, Sophie!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. I think your Mom was the first to interest me in cool effects....thanking her so much!

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  18. Seeing the variations on the same shot was fun. What program do you use to edit your photos, or do you have a favorite site where you edit? Do tell. And Sophie Doodle is just so darn cute, especially with a tinsy hint of Mr. Orange peaking out. What a tease you are, Sophie!

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    1. I have used a few editing sites since becoming addicted to this blogging/photography world.

      Firstly, I played with Picasa and still do a fair amount but they just don't have a lot of unusual options.

      Secondly,then Picnik(bought up by Google and ruined the cool stuff they offered)

      Thirdly, ipiccy has mucho to offer and takes the sting out of losing
      Picnik....this is free and has quite few interesting options...I recommend this site for sure.

      Fourthly, PhotoShop...which for some reason intimidates me...I don't know why but every time I use it I second guess myself with 'how do I use this and that'....it is very advanced so I got a book on "Layers" started studying it and got so confused....Oh well I know I'll figure out but because all these above sites are so user-friendly...well I gravitate toward them.

      Fifthly, for fun I use Pixlr for some real unusual cool effects

      Sixthly, Psykopaint...I bought this one and really love the really cool, beyond cool stuff one can create....the above header used PP!

      I have used others, but right now I'll stick to these and feed my addiction.

      Go ahead and try these Louise, if you use Google Chrome, on their opening page which lists the most visited sites you'll see a Chrome Web Store....I believe all these editing sites are offered....It's a matter of locating them in the store, clicking in them and downloading.

      Let me know if you are interested in any and have problems understanding etc.

      Sophie just yawned...she says I spend too much time editing her!!!

      Winkers! Ron

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    2. Thank you, Ron!
      I will check these all out!
      I think editing is fun, and all I've used is an old iPhoto program. I'm ready to move up!

      For me, the original photo is raw material to play with.
      Lots of times though, my original photo is what I really want.
      I do a lot of editing when I take the original.

      By the way, smart of you to leave me a message on my blog to go to FB for another message!
      You've figured out that I don't get to FB all the time!
      All my time is spent on writing, photography, and blogging!
      I'm having way too much fun!

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  19. Oh i spy Mr. Orangie, Sophie, but just the tiniest bit! :) Having fun there, i see. What a beautiful time you had, i can tell. All those pics are wonderful. I love them all, and hard to pick a fave!

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    1. No need to pick...just viewing and inspiring is my aim!!!

      Hugs!

      Sophie Doodle here!

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  20. I love all your special effects. I wish I understood it all- or had a friend down here to share and learn from. All we have is a little point and shoot-, but we would love to learn the tips and magic that you know--- Your photos are fantastic.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Hi Tweedles...tell your Mommsys that I replied above to Fundy Blue...it may help a bit and of course email is no problem at all!!

      Cheers
      Ron

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  21. It's fun seeing your effects. I have no patience for the computer so I tend not to use any at all! HDR is pretty cool - I think maybe I should overcome my lack of patience!

    Cute Sophie!

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    1. Hi KB~~~~~PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!

      How many times have I heard that and wondered if they only knew it made me more agitated waiting to be patient....I'm in the same boat somewhat but when I zone in on something I really like...time flies by so quickly. I have a creative side, thank you Mom for that...much appreciated, so blogging/photography/editing are right up my alley in this phase of my life....this makes me so happy because it helps me create/manipulate and satisfy this urge within.
      Thanks for dropping by and I hope your health is so much better than last month.
      Hugs to all!
      Ron

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  22. That dog needs a thicker coat! It's beautiful but looks cold.

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    1. Quite refreshing here Stew...looks can be deceiving!

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    2. Your Canadian word "refreshing" translates to American as chilly.

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