I've been sitting in this chair for, well too long today. And it seems someone has broken the chair so I can't adjust the height anymore. And because I'm so short that means I'm sitting on a cushion and a pillow. But I've been trying a few techniques on this photo.
We have a tiny bottlebrush bush out the front that produces masses of 'bottles' about twice a year. This is the photo untouched. Still pretty. They start as the buds, blossom and turn bright pink then fade to almost white.
This effect is called the Orton effect. I'm guessing he was a photographer – he merged two images together to get a faded look – but he did it in the development stage.
This was meant to be a conversion to powder pastels but I didn't like it so changed a couple of things and you get quite a different look. Actually I like this more and more. Would be a nice paper or background. Maybe it's just because I like purple.
This one is called The Hayes Island Cafe effect. I have no idea what that means.
And this one is a comic/cartoon type effect. Probably works better on other types of photo. Although I do like that now I see it again. Pretty.
Must go eat and put some eyedrops in. Feel as if I haven't blinked for hours. And I didn't get any bloody sleep. One of the smoke alarms had a flat battery last night and it makes this high pitched scream to let you know, but only about every 40 minutes. So you either lie awake until the next time to pick which alarm it is, or go to sleep and wait to be woken again by it. And then taking them down requires a trip out the back to find the ladder. The girls tell me it's in their room but they slept through it.
I really like that last bottlebrush photo now.