Share Six: October 2017: Double Exposure

I chose the theme Double exposure this month and I have to be honest I ambitiously wanted to do some in camera exposures.  However, I had a hectic run up to my surgery date and since then have spent my days in bed recovering.  I chose this theme because I wanted to stretch myself beyond the norm.  I wanted to try something new.  I am a bit disappointed that I could not do that.  However, while lying in bed I started playing with an app on my phone and came up with some double exposures that I like.  This was the route I was going to go.  But I was not totally happy with them, so I began to play in Photoshop to see what I could come up with.  What I have done here is show the double exposure and then show the combinations that make it up.  Here are my double exposures for this month.

Long Key State Park: Marathon: May 20-23, 2016  0244

One of my favorite places to be – the beach

Long Key State Park: Marathon: May 20-23, 2016 0247

At the beach and I cannot resist sitting at the edge of the water watching the Osprey dive for fish.  At the same beach I pulled out my Lensbaby and the Sweet 35 optic and began playing.  I love the dreamy effect that the Lensbaby creates.

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Raindrops in Seattle

Out on the Back Canal:  January 1, 2016 3268

When I rains I love to head outside with my macro lens and catch the water drops on the multicolored leaves.  I combined this with another Lensbaby image taken in Seattle.  If you haven’t visited Seattle then that is one of my favorite places to visit in the US, along with Denver.

Columbus, Georgia: March 3-9, 2015: 3681

The setting sun on a long journey

Columbus, Georgia: March 3-9, 2015: 3681

In 2015 I did a road trip to Columbus and managed to capture this train from a moving vehicle.  I loved the leading line in this image.  The sunset was captured using the Lensbaby and Sweet 35 optic.  The star effect was created by taking the optic to a blur position.

Key West Vacation: July 2015 6294

Key West – The Keys are on my heart.

South County Park: June 23, 2017: 5236

The flower was taken in a local park using my macro lens.  I don’t do this often enough and I decided that I would just go for a short walk and do some close up shots.  The signboard was taken in Key West.  The words sum it up.

Key West:  August 11, 2017 6306

On land or sea the setting sun moves me to capture those final moments

Key West:  August 11, 2017 6306

Taken in Key West just a week before I had surgery and 3 weeks before Hurricane Irma passed through, this one of my favorite things to do in Key West.  Head out on a sailing ship (in this case Schooner Appledore) to watch the sunset.  The other photo is taken at the Everglades National Park, where I frequently go to catch the sunset.

Denver: Colorado: April 9, 2013 100

Eyes on Denver

Mr Cool Cat: September2, 2015 8151

This little man holds a very special place in my heart.  Simba is our rescue cat and as of now our only cat.  He is one of the most loving cats, but put a dog in his pathway and he turns into a monster.  Another place that I love is Denver and in winter it was the most beautiful sight I have seen in a long time.  Cold though!!

And I did one more, since I very rarely put myself in the picture.  I was playing around one of the sliders in Photoshop and this was the result.

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My brain activity

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I love this image of me, although I cannot claim it is mine.  It was taken by my daughter, Amy Stuart.  The other image is taken on our trip to Nashville.  Each year we try to meet up with my brother somewhere in the US when he is here on conference.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six.  This is a circle blog.  From the sneak peak images I have seen, you are going to want to follow the circle.  Please take time to visit my friend Katherine of Cobert Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month.  Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.

You can also find me on FacebookFlickrInstagramGoogle+ and Viewbug.

Now it is your turn. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at Share Six and come and share your images on the theme Double Exposure throughout the month of October.  A new theme will come out on November 6.

Remember you can follow us on Instagram at @sharesix  and tag your images #sharesix_doubleexposure.

You can also find the Share Six webpage at http://www.sharesix.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing your images on the theme Double Exposure

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4 Comments on “Share Six: October 2017: Double Exposure

  1. Considering all you have been through recently Sharleen I’m amazed by what you manage to get done. Your images are stunning. I adore them all but particularly love the ones with the sunrises/sunsets in. They feel so warm and inviting.

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    • Thanks Claire. It has been tough not being able to get out and go and explore. I am just glad that I stockpiled prior to surgery. I am a big fan of sunsets as you well know.

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