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The Gallery Post: Kal-Eye-doscope
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I haven’t posted to the gallery for ages but it’s time to jump back in.

This is my post for the gallery this week and the theme is Eyes. This is a series of images which I took on Photo Booth using the Kaleidoscope filter while goofing around on my latest tech haul road-testing my new iPad a few months back. This would be great if I was creating an invite for a pyschedlic 60s party, but since I’m not doing that anytime soon…

If you’re reading this and you don’t know what The Gallery is; it’s the long running weekly photo hop set up by uber blogger (and WWF demond) Sticky Fingers.

Here’s the blurb about it from Tara and links to all the previous galleries if you fancy a mooch around or even better getting involved…

(oh and one final thing, this is also on her blog, and her words not mine…)

 

Photography is my ‘thing’, my love, my passion.
That’s not to say I’m particularly good at it or even know what I’m talking about, but I do appreciate good photos and love taking them.

And so, to this end, I launched The Gallery, a weekly feature for people like me to participate in.
I want to encourage other bloggers, offer inspiration, give them all a place to showcase their work.
It’s essentially a virtual art gallery of photographs which opens its doors every week for everyone and anyone to join in.

Every Friday I give a prompt, an idea, a notion and you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have.
The prompt could be one word, an object, an idea, a phrase, anything, and you have to post a picture which you feel represents that prompt.
Post it on your blog and write about it.
That’s it.

It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos – although if you do, I’d love to see them too. It’s about having a passion for pictures; any photos, all photos whether you took it with your all singing all dancing SLR or snapped it on your camera phone.

When you’ve published it, come back on Wednesday and via a groovy widget thing you can add a link to your post and share it with everyone.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.
You can subscribe to the Sticky Fingers feed to ensure you get all posts to your inbox.

For the latest Gallery theme click here.

To date The Gallery has exceeded my wildest dreams. I have seen people discovering each other, I have seen people really push themselves, I have seen fantastic writing to accompany photographs and best of all I have seen people rediscover their love of photographs.

If you like what you’ve read here then come join in. We really are a lovely bunch.
You can see the old entries for yourself here.
And if you’d like the fancy pants code for yourself, I have that too . . .



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Here are all the themes we’ve completed to date:

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10 Comments to “The Gallery Post: Kal-Eye-doscope”

  1. Mama Syder says:

    Love the effect, very clever take on this weeks theme! Groovy! :-)
    Mama Syder recently posted..The Gallery – Eyes

  2. Mama Owl says:

    What cool pictures, thanks for sharing!
    Mama Owl recently posted..Casts away!

  3. mymummylife says:

    That looks like a fun app to play with – must give it a go.
    mymummylife recently posted..The Gallery: Eyes

  4. Its pretty hard to resist those effects in photo booth, right? I wasted hours of my life that I’ll never get back using the mirror one to get a symmetrical face when I first got my mac….. I need to get out more! :) x

  5. Susan Mann says:

    What a fab effect. Really like this. x
    Susan Mann recently posted..The Gallery 124 – Eyes

    • admin says:

      Thanks and thanks for dropping by, haven’t done the gallery for ages and have spotted so many new blogs, it’s been quite refreshing

  6. Haa! Clever!
    Mascara and Mud recently posted..Eyes

  7. Bibsey Mama says:

    Cool. So I must now trot off and try this out on my iPad…
    Bibsey Mama recently posted..Bionic arm. Beyond cool.

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