Yikes, Tracy you want us to post images that are surreal? Can I? Do I have any? Well, I don’t say “no” to a challenge, so here goes.

My first image was truly a mistake. I was trying to take away hay from this alpaca‘s face and ended up with…..

I think a three eyed alpaca is weird if not surreal. I put two more images into Photoshop and used various filters to get the effect I wanted. The first was a diffuse filter which gave me surprising results. For the second I used one of the distort filters which gave me predictable results.

This next picture has no fancy editing. I think this mural’s artist had a surreal bent to begin with.

To be honest, I don’t know what this next image was a picture of! It looked surreal to me in the beginning, but I brought it into NIK Silver Efex to see if I could exaggerate it a bit. Do you think it might have been a puddle and drops on concrete?

Finally, I had fun using Photoshop’s distort twirl filter on this one. I don’t think it’s as surreal as much a fun design.

Thank you Tracy for this great challenge. I had fun with it. When you respond, remember to use the Lens Artists tag and link to Tracy’s original post. And we all enjoyed reliving special summer vibes with Andre last week. Next week Sarah Wilkie, blogging at Travel with Me, will be our guest host. She will encourage us to post Three Favorite Images.

Until then, have fun and stay safe.

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42 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #209: Surreal

  1. Whoa, I don’t know what freaked me out more – the hairdo or the extra eye on the alpaca, Anne. I love it! Another vote here for the puddle. Very surreal arty farty. The photos diffuse filter is quite nice and the next photo is kind of funky. I keep going back to it. It is really interesting. Thanks for taking on the challenge, Anne. I thought your response was very imaginative. I really mean that. ❤
    Btw, I don't think I got your pingback so I'll have to check my spam. Or maybe I just overlooked your response in my reader. Goodness knows how many others I've missed.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I did have fun with your challenge!! I’m going to have to play around with PS some more. Those filters do funky stuff. How does one do a ping back? Is it automatically done when you link to a post?

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        1. Thanks Tracy. I don’t get many pingbacks on my posts and never thought too much about it. I manage to find replies by going through the reader and notifications. Thanks for turning the lights on. We’re never too old to learn.

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  2. Great opening photo, Anne!
    I spent some time trying to figure out that black-and-white. It looks like a mechanical device that has an opening for a specific part. The dark outline around the opening looks like a gasket had been in place for some time over that opening.
    OK, I’ve tried to describe it, but I have no clue what it is. >grin<
    Great selections for this week's challenge.

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    1. Thanks John! Maybe that black and white was a piece of metal that was on a piece of concrete after a rain?? OK now we’re getting a little far a field here. I wish I could remember what it was and why I kept the picture.

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