One Four Challenge – Week Four – January 25, 2015


This week’s edit – a slight crop, a little antiquing, a little frost, a weave texture and then I signed and framed.

The past:


Linked to Captivate Me – One Four Challenge

One Four Challenge – Week 3 – January 19, 2015

Rustic snow with firmaFramed

under the snowflakes
palms and bamboo groan
winter is master
until the sun shines again
freeing the world of ice

© G.s.k. 15



This week with Picasa 3 I cropped the photo and then rendered it black and white trying to get a pencil drawing effect without polarizing the photograph (sharpening the lines was very useful here as well as shadowing … I tried the HDR but the effect didn’t come out as I thought it would it was too harsh) … I then went on-line and used an app for the edges to get an antique “rustic” effect and added a grunge frame from Pixlr at which point I returned to Picasa 3 and used the thin black border, drop shadow and Museum Matte frame  it. Most of the work on this photo was done on Picasa 3.

Created for One Four Challenge hosted by Captivate Me.

Sunday Photoku – January 18, 2015

PIC_Haiku Jan18 collage_3

embers of sunset
bridging a black and white world
dreams sailing free

© G.s.k. ‘15

Photoku, which first appeared on Ronovan Writes is now being hosted by Blog it or Lose it!  this week was ember and freedom.  All you haijin who love haiga and photography, you should try this new and interesting form of haiku photo art … you can find the prompt each Monday.