Hidden Potential

Hi Peeps,

Just wanted to pop a quick post together to show you why I’ve gone “off the radar”. I understand I’ve got a load of comments to reply to, but creativity calls.

I’ve found some software that allows me to take my existing photos, and express myself. Below is the first image I “knocked up” which gave birth to my addiction:

I then started to get carried away, pushing my awesome software family:

 

This is my favourite so far, which I’ve named “Unconfined”; the relates to the photo’s potential, nature, creativity, the mind etc, read into it what you will…

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Posted on March 2, 2016, in My blog and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 65 Comments.

  1. It’s looking great Nick! I can understand that addiction, when you find new stuff to play with! I’m. Like that with my voice recording software! Now I can recite my poems! It’s so cool… I just wish the kids went to bed quicker so I could read and record without their background babble!!!!

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    • I think you should get some recognition for being the first person to comment once again! I do hope this addiction will reduce in intensity shortly, it’s becoming quite unproductive! If you ever upload some of the your recited poems anywhere, please let me know. I really enjoy listening to poems being read 🙂

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  2. Awesome, Nick! Thank you very much for sharing. I am looking forward to the next times you are being carried away like this.

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  3. It is great fun to play around with images – my favourite is the last one!

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  4. Great processing, Nick. I’m not surprised it’s becoming an addiction!

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  5. Amazing, so much fun to play, create, change and improve … I can see why you got so addicted. Enjoy.

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  6. I love the pics, Nick, but am I the only one who can’t deal with apps and software and playing around with images? I’d love to have your patience but it’s as much as I can do to post a couple of images on my blog – it all takes so much time and faffing around. My brain doesn’t go there. I wish it did.

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    • I can understand this. I have had a think about this and came to the following conclusion: I bet you’re quite happy to sit down and read a book, whereas any long bodies of text really stress me out. Everybody is wired up to enjoy some things, and not others, with no discernible patterns on who will or won’t like what. To be honest, I think I would prefer to be able to enjoy a good book again. In my youth my addiction was for reading fantasy! I miss it dearly, and now physically couldn’t experience it again if I tried 😦

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  7. Awesome Creations Nick and I love what you have created especially the Tree the last one.. Trees and I have an affinity LOL.. So Keep on creating.. and Enjoy what you are doing, that is what is important..
    Love what you are doing 🙂

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  8. lovely, nick. keep on keeping on.

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  9. Ha ha, too much fun! And gorgeous pictures, definitely worth your time 🙂

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  10. Wow, Nick. Your “playing around” has resulted in some spectacular images!

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  11. Honor that kind of addiction…it’s a good one. ☺

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  12. Great Pictures..I just wish I had the patience 😦 I know it’s supposed to be a virtue but one I don’t have with software and programmes 🙂 Happy playing 🙂

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  13. Love these Nick, I don’t know how to use all that fancy software but I wish I did..

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  14. Excellent, matey. Whats the software called?

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    • This specific software is TopazLabs Impression, a stand-alone application. Are you into photography at all? I’ve got a killer combination of apps, pure awesomeness!

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      • I love photography but have not got any equipment. I just enjoy other peoples work at the moment. Something for me to develop for the future…I’ll have to get me some gear…

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        • If you ever want an entry into the photography world, I would recommend the following:
          a camera capable of capturing RAW images (may I recommend the Sony RX100)
          software wise, you will need a RAW image converter (may I recommend DXO Optics Pro)
          that’s a very budget version! I really love editing software so if you want to be able to “play” with your images:
          get paint shop pro X8 with Topaz Labs Adjust plug-in 🙂

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  15. wow I love the effects this software has, no wonder you are addicted to using it.

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  16. I’m also unable to express much more than Wow, Nick. I can see now what people mean when they say “enhanced”. I had little knowledge of this. It’s lovely. You have a real talent for this. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Thank you! Yes, “enhanced” is a very apt description. I feel that postprocessing allows me to exercise my overflowing wonder at the world. When I’m out taking photos, I want other people to see the wonder that I do. Standard photos can’t convey this. Enhancing the photos allows me to do this 🙂

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  17. These addictions are what make life rock!

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  18. Beautiful! You definitely have that artistic eye! 🙂

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    • Thank you! Being able to get around my physical limitations to create is awesome 🙂

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      • Yes! But can I also suggest, an alternative theory? Maybe the greatest gift you were meant to give everyone, never saw the light of day, until you decided, it had to be done, no matter what other ass-hats inteferered with your path – just curious and if too blunt/harsh, no worries – I’m okay with being an arse-hart – when I deserve it – 🙂

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  19. Awesome pics Nick! No need to apologize. When creativity calls, run with it! We’re here! )

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  20. Wow! That is so awesome. I love the effects you’ve created. Hugs

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  21. These are great Nick. It looks like a lot of fun to use too and I can understand why you have become addicted to it! 🙂

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  22. I’m terrible at doing anything with images but yours look great, Nick. 🙂

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  23. It’s very interesting to see how photos can be transformed–I like your second takes.

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    • They are open to interpretation and there’s infinite possibilities on portrayal

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      • Something I might explore. You definitely have a knack for it 🙂

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        • If you DO get into it, just remember: when you see and an amazing photograph taken by a professional photographer, realise that they would have taken many failed photographs. It’s a very common misconception that a professional photographer only takes good photos.

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          • Thanks for the tip 🙂 it reminds me of a Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge theme–it was about exploring all angles–not stopping at one or two shots from one angle but trying different ones: close, far, above, below and so on. I didn’t really know that even experienced photo takers will have their share of not so hot results. Makes sense though.

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            • Yes, exactly. I take as many shots as possible with different variables. I look at them on the computer and see what shots stand out to me. Then I figure out why. Next time I want to catch a shot, I can apply what I just learned 🙂

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