TreeSquared: Winter Trees Enhanced

For Becky’s penultimate day of trees squared, I decided I’d go with her theme somewhat. Here are some winter trees, enhanced!

One of the most wonderful features of the Moorings campus is the number and variety of trees! I am not a fan of winter in general, but I am awed by the complexity of their interwoven branches, which are best seen when they have no leaves to cover them.

I love playing with SnapSeed on my cellphone, so I enhanced (and squared) some of the shots!

This next set of comparisons was actually taken in early May – I just like the effect! And these are not squared but see below.

Here is the altered image squared:

I don’t know why this enhanced picture came out so blurry!

Trees in the background in this pair:

I decided to include this photo taken in February – it’s not enhanced/altered, I just like it!

Life in Colour: Blues

Jude’s Travel Words blog’s topic for Life in Colour this month is the color blue. Jude challenges us to find “unusual” blues! OK, I’ll do my best…

Sky reflected in a car’s headlights
Glass art decoration at The Moorings
Selfie after modification by SnapSeed
Steps up to an Immersive Van Gogh presentation
Viola
Siberian bugloss
Dandelion after modification with SnapSeed
Aquarium at Brookfield Zoo
Chagall Windows at Chicago Art Institute

Several shades of blue in this shot of a church in Budapest
Blue door, blue bag in Budapest
Graffiti in Germany
Modern building in the outskirts of Amsterdam
Eiffel Tower at dusk

FOTD: Peony

Now that these peonies have fully opened, I took the opportunity yesterday to get these shots with late afternoon sunlight filtering through.

And here’s a macro of the flower in the first photo – I like the surreal look of it, and used the Snapseed app on my cellphone to make it look even more surreal!

Cee’s FOTD 5/28/21

CPP: Surrealism

I have a photo software on my cellphone called SnapSeed and in June, I produced these cool images of flowers using some of the features on the software, but now I cannot remember how I did them and have not been able to produce any more! At least, these psychedelic ones (the first 2), the third is using “grunge” and the last one is using a distortion feature. Anyway, these images fit the Cosmic Photo Prompt: Surrealism.

Here is one of my “mystery” photos, which are super close-ups to the point that one can’t really tell what it is.
Closest (macro):

Zoom out:

Finally, the original in which you can tell what it is:

Last, here’s a photo of a super magnified close-up of a mop entangled with maple seeds. First I used a black & white filter, then applied “Zeke” on Photo Gallery (software that came with my PC).