I always wanted a houseboat!
Do you know, I think I know what it must feel like to have your name up in lights on Broadway! Or, maybe Shaftesbury Avenue? Not once, but twice this week I have found my name in a blog! Fame, notoriety, or just really lovely friends? I think you know the answer.
First I’m invited to go Split-toning with Sonel. Now you know, and I know, and even Sonel knows that technique and me are strangers when it comes to photography. But I have been known to mess about a bit.
Whilst I was thinking how best to approach this, I suddenly found myself a sparkling diamond on Paula’s beautiful Thursday’s Special. What’s a girl to do but slap on some powder and paint, add a few spangles, and step onto the landing stage. Ahoy there!
The marina transformed!
Of course, I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m like a child with a paintbox- a splash of this, a dash of that! I only know what I like, and am limited to Ulead Photo Express 4.0 to effect the changes.
I like a working boat too, don’t you?
I could have sketched this myself? Maybe not!
I’m not at all sure that this is appropriate but I really like the effect. I used a variation of “Oilpaint” in Ulead Photo Express. I think it looks a bit like a negative, or a picture in a child’s colouring book.
I don’t mind a boatyard, now and then
And Sonel knows I like sepia. It’s kind of my era!
Such an exotic name for a tiny boat!
This is a watercolour effect- unsure if it’s appropriate, but I really like it.
I rather like the reflection on this one
But, for me, it comes alive with the blue effect.
Talking of reflections, this one I really love
And with a pink tint, too.
This little wooden craft is a favourite of mine
Do you like the blue tint?
And finally, in the harbour, mighty paddlesteamer PSS Wingfield Castle
Sepia takes it right back in time, don’t you think?
I have to humbly apologise to Sonel if this wasn’t quite what she intended. Do, please, visit Sonel’s Corner to see how it really should be done, and maybe try it yourself. She is an expert in my eyes, and also the loveliest friend.
Meantime, the star of the show is Hartlepool marina. I have spent many happy hours there taking photographs of boats. Paula knows I love them. I’d like to say thank you to her for making my Thursday very special. Do you have something special you’d like to share? Thursday’s Special is the place to do it.
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