WPC: (Extra)ordinary

“…What’s mundane yet meaningful to you? What’s a beautiful everyday thing?” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Extraordinary results can be achieved when we are prepared for an opportunity to materialize. I don’t do a lot of high-key photography, so this image really stands out for me this week.

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I shot this photo in the Hipstamatic app and then used the Polamatic and Retouch apps to achieve this effect.


  17 comments for “WPC: (Extra)ordinary

  1. Sue
    October 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Interesting take on the theme, Allan


  2. October 16, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Impressive, Allan! This is something I would hang on my livingroom wall!


    • October 16, 2015 at 10:42 AM

      Thanks, Betty. I actually impressed myself when I finished editing this photo. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone with that feeling.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. October 16, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Makes me look deeply into it. Really different colors for you. I want to steel your phone for 10 min. or get a screen shot of all your apps. Amazing how many you know.
    Happy Friday


    • October 16, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      Thank you, Carol, for your high praise. I have a bunch of photo apps and only use a few. Whenever I think about clearing out the phone I see someone’s edit and think, Wait a minute, I’ve got that app! Why am I not using it? At that point I will either try it on a photo or put it in the memory bank for deletion later (just in case I change my mind).


  4. October 16, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    You’re that app man, Allan. I really like your copyright, too. Where did you get the copyright sign and did you make a template for this that you add to every photo or do you do it over each time?



    • October 16, 2015 at 10:06 AM

      I agree Janet his copyright is getting better and better


    • October 16, 2015 at 10:27 AM

      Hi, Janet. I use the desktop version of Pixlr and add the copyright text from there each time. I could probably save it for re-use, but I enjoy selecting the font, sizing it, and then placing it onto the image.

      It gives me a sense of completion when I am finished with the process.


  5. October 16, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Lovely, I really like the colours, it looks like a painting.


  6. October 16, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Love it, it really stands out with its colour diversity!


    • October 16, 2015 at 9:35 AM

      Thanks, Hanni. The editing apps provided a means to turn an ordinary plant into something extraordinary to view.

      Liked by 1 person

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