Manipulative Craft

By mrswoolybill
Having spent an afternoon photographing our local U3A craft workshop, I took my pictures along on Billís laptop to the next session, to run as a slide show. I then spent a little while demonstrating some of the possibilities for manipulation - these were two of the more popular efforts.
Thanks for looking,
Additional note - we take ourselves away to the Lake District for a couple of days, get rained off, come back and theyíve added the Unique Views malarkey. Canít turn your back for a moment but the site does something odd. My percentages are now registering at between 0% and 13,800%. Am I going batty in my old age? Does anyone care???

Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Craft Crafty Portraits and people U3a Handicrafts Senior citizens Grey generation Senior moment

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V2 for me looks hand knitted, all part of the fun series Moira, well done.


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looboss 11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 7:47AM
I think I like V 2 best.

the thing about views is quite unique isn't it? Wink
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 7:54AM
I must admit to being a bit puzzled when I saw the thumbnail but what a fine manipulation this is. Don't they look so absorbed. I like the tags too.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 Jul 2008 7:56AM
I do like V1 moira.A different take on environmental portraiture. It shows a very good natural arangement of the people.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
11 Jul 2008 8:05AM
V2 for semi abstract feel
Barbaraj 11 450 England
11 Jul 2008 8:07AM
I like both.
11 Jul 2008 8:07AM
Lovely to see something creative and different, very arty, like it. Sheila
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 Jul 2008 8:40AM
I really like the effect you have created in No.1 Moira. Regarding the percentages they have introduced a change which cannot be retrospective. It now shows the percentage of votes to unique views which IMO will be more useful as time goes by.

11 Jul 2008 8:42AM
Like these Moira, V1 my favourite,
wyatturp 12 2 England
11 Jul 2008 8:45AM

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 8:49AM
Thank you everyone and good morning. Thanks to Albert (and to Sam who attempted to explain this to me by pm last night) - now that I have an upload that isn't a mixture of the old and new systems it makes sense. Sort of...
whiteswan01 10 13 England
11 Jul 2008 9:04AM
love the effect works well
imagio 11 12 1 England
11 Jul 2008 9:09AM
Reminds me of pen and ink drawing Moira, looks good, I don't understand the unique view either...

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
11 Jul 2008 9:14AM
I dont understand anything any more but there we go, lovely manipulation, I think you have done that yourself as Bernie says with pen and ink, great shots and very well dealt with, your group are going to learn about all apects of Photography as well, go for it.

lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
11 Jul 2008 9:16AM
The treatment with the coloured outlines goes well with the subject of threads and needles. Wink
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:44AM
I love it, really excellent work. Smile
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
11 Jul 2008 9:47AM
what a brilliant idea, i really love #1 super stuff Moira

11 Jul 2008 9:52AM
Great manipulations, love v1.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 10:16AM
Nice effect Moira, they'd look great on canvas,
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
11 Jul 2008 11:01AM
good morning Mrs Woolybill Smile

quite like the effect in #1
only two uploads today ? i'd be delighted to come back, for photos, and sad, of course, for statistics... you are the first person who actually told me about them (not kidding) when you made a comeback to one of my uploads. tried since to understand statistics, but bloody useless with maths... must be why i've always spent all the money Wink
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
11 Jul 2008 11:22AM
just looked at my statistics : 2450% for Mothers are angels...
they must be right !
no wonder why i'm crap at maths...
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 Jul 2008 11:37AM
#1 is like a cartoon, great done manipulation. The statistic will settle out, for myself do I think that it will be interesting but it will take time before it is trustworthy

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Jul 2008 11:47AM
Great effect, especially #1
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 12:09PM
very CRAFTy..Smile excellent ps work
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Jul 2008 12:58PM
my preference is version 1 Moria - it amazing just what manipulation you can do.
Regards Richard.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
11 Jul 2008 1:06PM
Nice work Moira - I like both but if pushed would go for #2. regards, Robin
11 Jul 2008 1:18PM
really like the effects you have in both pictures. regards jonny
proz 13 205 United States
11 Jul 2008 1:19PM
Tres Artsy Moira. I've not given much thought to the uinique views, just as long as the next change isn't eunuch views I am cool.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 1:32PM
Great manipulation, really interesting to look at.
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
11 Jul 2008 2:05PM
I like the effects in both of these pictures.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
11 Jul 2008 2:09PM
V1 is very elegant, and V2 strong and fun!
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 2:45PM
Good work both

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 3:21PM
No 1 for me - I think the comosition really suits the pen and ink feel of the manipulation. I have no access to unique views - sometimes less is more... lol! Jean
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
11 Jul 2008 3:27PM
What fantastic work, greateffect in both images.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Jul 2008 3:59PM
I do like these ''line drawings'' Very effective.
As for new features Moira.I do not even read them!!!!!
I upload and comment on other pics full stop !!!! That is all.
After all,lifes too short !!!!
11 Jul 2008 5:03PM
My pleasure to be the 40th Moira, love the highlighted detail
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
11 Jul 2008 5:06PM
I love the "pencil crayon" effect!
stevieasp 11 7 England
11 Jul 2008 5:11PM
V1 for me, must admit I,m not too keen on V2, great manipulation and nice to see something different,
11 Jul 2008 5:23PM
The effect suits the images Moira. Nice touch.

John Smile
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
11 Jul 2008 5:32PM
Impressive statistics, Moira. Who said that maths couldn't be creative too?
Smile Lucy
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 Jul 2008 5:40PM
very original
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
11 Jul 2008 5:48PM
I quite like V1.
I am not sure what the Unique Views is supposed to tell us, if it was the unique views on an image fair enough, I think I am getting too old for this.

SRSmith 10 1 United States
11 Jul 2008 5:51PM
Interesting effects. I sometimes enjoy playing in PS more than taking photos!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jul 2008 6:08PM
Very interesting manipulations-- fun!

What is this unique view stuff? and why?

rmr 11 1 Wales
11 Jul 2008 7:41PM
very effective moira v1 for me
GrahamBaines 11 39 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 8:12PM
Nice manipulation, it's a wonderful effect.

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
11 Jul 2008 8:18PM
you certainly found the edges in these versions Moira
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
11 Jul 2008 8:51PM
Great images Moira. I do like the effect you have used.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2008 9:01PM
The technique looks good on these, Moira, I'm not surprised that they were appreciated.
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
11 Jul 2008 9:14PM
I haven't a clue what a "unique view" is either but I know a good picture when I see it. John
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
11 Jul 2008 9:42PM
both are well done..
Pegon 12 78 1 England
11 Jul 2008 10:31PM
Excellent work Moira, they both look great.
chuckspics 11 14 United States
12 Jul 2008 12:37AM
See what happens when you go away, all kinds of things and I dont think its old age, just ripened sooner, Chuck
BonaFideNut 12 14 United States
12 Jul 2008 12:43AM
It's always good to experiment and have some fun. I find the 2nd version's darkness a little bit eerie, myself. Good work.
12 Jul 2008 2:30PM
Nice work Moira, I've played around with edge effect too, they can make some great images, as shown here, Adrian
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
12 Jul 2008 10:12PM
Theyre nice, - what effects did you use?

And yes, youre probably going batty, - youre supposed to do that as you get older or your cheating.

I drove past a sign today (must take a pic of it) says Botox is on sale, - only $9 per shot. Its nearing the end of times when new faces are being flogged on the cheap.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Jul 2008 8:55PM
Two splendid artistic images, version 1 is my favourite
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jul 2008 7:39AM
Looks like the cover for a Gomez album.They used this type of artwork for their covers.Great stuff.

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