Something from nothing: playing with the digital left-overs

Edited close-up shot of feather. Snapseed, Stackables and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Maybe it’s my Scottish Presbyterian childhood, but I hate waste.

I compost, recycle, re-use, re-purpose. Every few days I feel compelled to empty the fridge of left-overs, which makes for some interesting (but usually tasty enough) meals.

Why am I telling you this?

When I was thinking of a post for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, it occurred to me that — however silly it may sound — I have the same approach to my photos. Shots that don’t quite work but aren’t completely dud have a tendency to end up in the digital equivalent of the “you never know, it might come in handy someday” box.

Which I guess makes photo-editing tools the mechanism for turning digital leftovers into something … um, tasty? Or at least fun.

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables, Fused and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables, Fused and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables, Fused and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables, Fused and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

Photo-montage; feather. Edited with Snapseed, Stackables, Fused and Pixlr. Su Leslie, 2016

You’ll find Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

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22 thoughts on “Something from nothing: playing with the digital left-overs

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  2. I too have a you-never-know attitude to photos that don’t quite measure up. It never occurred to me to play with photo editing tools to get creative with them. The feathers really lent themselves to experimentation, didn’t they? I love, love, love the first one!!

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