Covid Creativity: 18Sep2021

by Lynne Ayers

More from my Solo series – candids of strangers captured out and about with my point and shoot.  All have passed through my Sagelight software program to a greater or lesser degree.

Chalk Formation and Night Duty were run through a filter to smooth the image, simplifying the shapes.

Chalk Formation
Night Duty

Right Angle had a painterly effect applied to it which I then adjusted to my own vision for the image, an impressionistic feel.

Right Angle

In Humpty Dumpty I adjusted the threshold of the background, flattening it to look like a painted backdrop.

Humpty Dumpty

Click Click was also smoothed a bit, influenced by Alex Colville’s work.

Click Click

The others are just touched up to enhance a bit of detail or delete anything that to me detracts from the image. Cropping is important in each of them, trying to get the ‘right’ composition.  

Coffee Break
Ob La Di 

I also have a Couples series 🙂  – also candid captures of strangers. 

Don’t be shy Collectif members, we want to see your work! Send JPG images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid experience & how/if creativity helps. 

Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. For all images please include size (height by width), title & media. Thank you!


  1. Lynne, whether you click a button or slide paint it, you make it all come alive with your creative talent! Well done!Sent from Samsung tablet


  2. Lynne, these are all great photos. You definitely have the eye for capturing the moment.
    I was looking to choose a favourite but each one has a particular appeal so I’m just going to say I like them all 🙂


  3. They are such good photos to begin with and then you do your magic and they become even more beautiful. It is hard to choose a favourite, but I think mine is “Framed”.


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