Black and White: Statues and Sculptures

Here’s my entry for this week’s Black and White Challenge. Enjoy! 🙂

Muffler Man 8-26-2018 11-26-057
Do you know the Muffler Man? ^_^

The Market on State in Sepia 8-25-2017 2-53-03 PM

Fountain Sculpture 6-27-2017 11-24-48 AM Gorilla Sculpture at Columbus Zoo 5-31-2014 12-59-19 PM

Pepe Sculpture 5-31-2014 2-39-57 PM Rocky Statue 10-1-2015 10-59-57 AM

Spider-Man Mini Statue 6-26-2017 12-48-17 PM
Dunno if this counts as a statue, but it looks cool, doesn’t it?

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Black and White: Animals!

Happy Thursday day, all! Here’s my entry for this week’s Black and White Challenge!

I dug through my Flickr stream to find these photos from a trip to the Columbus Zoo a few years back. Enjoy! Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 11-43-09 AM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 2-31-15 PM Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 11-53-29 AM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 11-15-28 AM Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 2-42-03 PM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 10-58-00 AM Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 4-11-52 PM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 2-52-46 PM Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 12-56-43 PM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 12-15-07 PM Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 10-40-42 AM

Columbus Zoo BW 5-31-2014 10-40-46 AM

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One Word Photo Challenge — Bear

Here’s my submission for this week’s OWPC, this nice-looking polar bear knickknack I got from the Columbus Zoo.

20160224_140538_Hocking St Mark

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February One Four Challenge — Week the Fourth

It’s the final week of this month’s One Four, and here’s my entry!

Once again, nothing too fancy; just opened it in Paint.NET, started with Auto-Level as usual, then applied a little Vignette.
Once again, nothing too fancy; just opened it in Paint.NET, started with Auto-Level as usual, cropped around the watering hole as in Week 2, then applied a little Vignette.

In case you missed any of my previous entries:

I’ve have a good time with this challenge. I think I did pretty well the basic tools in Paint.NET, but later this week, I’m gonna check out its website and see what kind of plugins I’d like to use.

UPDATE (7:51 pm): Just looked through Paint.NET’s plugins forum, and they look a little advanced for my blood right now 😛 So I’m gonna hold off on that and just use the built-in tools next month.

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February One Four Challenge Week the Third

Another Monday, another entry in the One Four Challenge!

One Four Challenge Feb Week 3 Mark
Once again, nothing too fancy; just started with Auto-Level in Paint.NET, then cropped it and did a Sepia.

Previous entries this month:

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February One Four Challenge Week 2

Another week, another One Four Challenge.

My first post.

This week, I used Paint.NET. I started with Auto-Level, which I think really brought out the blue in the sky. Then I cropped it to bring the watering hole closer, and dialed back on the brightness some.
This week, I used Paint.NET. I started with Auto-Level, which I think really brought out the blue in the sky. Then I cropped it to bring the watering hole closer, and dialed back on the brightness some.

Tools used:

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My First One Four Challenge — Feb. Week 1

After having been exposed to the One Four Challenge (Thanks, Cee! 🙂 ), I’ve decided to take a crack at it myself.

Here's the base image, taken on a trip to the Columbus Zoo's Heart of Africa area last June.
Here’s the base image, taken on a trip to the Columbus Zoo’s Heart of Africa area last June.
Here's my first edit, just some quick-and-dirty tweaks with some tools in Picasa. I started with the I'm Feeling Lucky function, then did a little Sharpen, and finished with Warmify.
Here’s my first edit, just some quick-and-dirty tweaks with some tools in Picasa. I started with the I’m Feeling Lucky function, then did a little Sharpen, and finished with Warmify.

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Inside: My First Word A Week Challenge Post! (With Bonus Vid)

Like the title says, this is my first crack at the Word A Week Challenge. It’s also a good excuse to put up some pics of my recent trip to the Columbus Zoo that I’ve been meaning to put up here.

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This is the entrance to the polar bear exhibit in the Polar Frontier area. While I was there, I managed to get video of this:

I’ve got lots more pics from the trip; I’ll get them all up eventually. ^_^

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Sunday Stills — In The Air Over The Columbus Zoo

On a church-sponsored trip to the Columbus Zoo this past Saturday, I spotted a blimp overhead and took a shot with my phone. As luck/fate/destiny/the Cosmic Owl would have it, this week’s Sunday Stills theme is “In The Air.”

There's a blimp up there, you just have to look real hard.
There’s a blimp up there, you just have to look real hard.

I took a lot more pics at the Zoo; I’ll put them up soon, I promise! 🙂

 

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