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Sally D's Mobile Photography Challenge: Cockatoos

I know, I know – I’ve already posted today and I did Sally D’s challenge just the other day. I’m trying to stay on top of things (in other words I’m putting off my editing until later).

4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.


This is the original photo, I thought the sharp contrasts could prove interesting (Nokia Lumia 530, cropped in IrfanView)

I’ve played about with the effects one can get with IrfanView on the PC before. I don’t use phone apps, except for cropping and sending direct to the blog sometimes, or to Instagram now and then.

I decided to have a play with the FastStone Image Viewer (free) and am rapt with the results.


FastStone: frames, oils


FastStone: frames and sketch effects
FastStone: frames, sketch, straightened


I love this next one!

FastStone: Cockatoos with Frames and Bump Map effect
FastStone: Frames, Bump Map effect


What an awesome metallic look!  All images open out to bigger ones.

Please continue having a good day.    🙂






I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

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