Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bad Photos Repurposed

Oh my gosh!
I found a use for really bad photos.

You know what I mean.
The ones that are out of focus
or not well composed.

The ones that you should have thrown out,
but didn't.

Turns out you can do this. . . .

"Indigo, Sage and Mustard Mandala" © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

with just a couple of clicks of a mouse
using Corel Paint Shop Pro. 

This lousy shot

becomes this:

"Egyptian Mandala" © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Who knew?

(And on another note, far more brilliant,
please don't miss Rebecca's post
Her words will ripple out around you
like rings in a pond after the stone
has pierced the surface, just as her words
will pierce your heart and nestle inside.)


Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Love this effect. I tried it on LunaPic and got some amazing results. Thank you for the link to an exquisite, touching poem.

rebecca said...

mandalas...incredible! i must try, goodness knows i have much photo grist for the mill!!!

on a completely different note, if i am ever disciplined enough to write a book,would you write the reviews???

i love you meri, more than all these words.


Jennie Brown Hakim said...

Great idea, Meri! The kaliedoscope effect is always calming...

Alan Burnett said...

Nice. I have found that Photoshops' watercolour filter is a similar lifeline for out of focus shots.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing this great idea! I have MANY photos that could use a bit of beautifying!

Best wishes,

kendalee said...

Great effects - how amazing.

Carol said...

Very cool! I love the effects!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Wow, these are terrific. What a great way to turn crap into gold. I love them both but that first photo is really awesome.