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Sometimes I find myself in the mood… to put this world into a different angle.

Sometimes I’m in the mood to take vengeance on this world by sucking all color out of it.

There you go…

Sometimes my mood is not so harsh and I give this world a slight ‘vintage’ chance.

And sometimes I get just amazed by how much power I have over this world…

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easy-november-sunday

Oh, how I love the Sundays where there’s basically nothing important to do and you can go anywhere you want and have as much fun as you can.

Today was one of such days.

With a flask of hot coffee, we set off for a trip somewhere, didn’t know where ourselves.

The weather was beautiful, very lovely for November.

I managed to take FOUR pictures. Usually, I make a few hundreds on a day like this (yeah, hundreds, I am a maniac).

The reason of my modest camera use today was very prosaic – I had let my camera ON for the whole night before. Accidents happen (and in my world tragically often).

Nevertheless, I finally managed to find out how to make darkened edges on a picture.

I am so glad…

And now I am going to show you something secret, so don’t tell anyone…

This is the original picture (or the SOOC – Straight out of Camera picture):

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Don’t be looking at this for too long please, it might be detrimental to your eyesight!

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Dear GIMP, thank you, you’ve saved my life again!

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I just can’t get enough of it – playing with GIMP I mean.

It’s great.

Just see for yourselves.

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This is the original picture.

I took it in a little Hungarian town called Esztergom.

In case you wondered what that could represent, it is a part of a gorgeous fountain. It looked absolutely stunning.

Nevertheless, the picture obviously needed some adjustments.

So I cropped it to improve the composition, ramped up the contrast, sharpened it a bit, adjusted color balance, blurred the background and added soft glow.

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And here we go!

It is dreamy and takes me away to the sweet land of fantasy.

Lovely…

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And another one before…

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… and after.

Wow, I love this one too.

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Little Sunday Art

Things like these don’t happen very often I suppose.

You are surely familiar with the situations when you really want something, you spend hours thinking about it, imagining what life would be if you had it but for some reason you are not so sure whether you should spend that money … . You just can’t decide.

So you rather end up running those sweet dreams in your head over and over again.

I wanted Photoshop.

For quite a long time.

But it is expensive.

And I should be frugal.

But I wanted it… .

I wanted it SO MUCH!

And then, that one bright sunshiny day, while I was lying on the sofa writhing in my usual photoshop-craving agony, my boyfriend came to me wondering what was wrong.

He asked (in that careless kind of tone as if he was saying that he’d just finished his meal or something) why I wasn’t using GIMP. “It’s like photoshop but for free,” he said.

“Well, why I don’t use it?”

“WHY???”

“Ehm, because I didn’t know about it.”

“That’s why!”

That was a straight jump from agony to ecstasy.

So I downloaded it (for FREE, because it is for FREE!!!) and have used it happily ever after.

In fact, I still am a beginner, I have much to learn.

But it is so much fun and excitement to work with such a lovey.

Today I played with my older picture from here.

I was in a mood to express my deepest artistic feelings, so, with pleasure, I gave in to them.

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This is the original picture.

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Here I applied an artistic filter.

It is called Van Gogh.

I like it’s dreamy glow.

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The “GIMPressionist”. On canvas!

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Oil painting.

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And Cubism.

This one is wicked!

I love it.

What about you?

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