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.