Collectif Creativity: 7Jul2022

by Milo Smith

Our photo club issued a challenge to its members:  Do something creative with flowers.

I selected the anthurium in image 1 on a black background with window light. 

Flower Challenge.

The first attempt at “doing something” with image 2 was to zoom the lens during a long exposure. 

Flower Challenge.

Next, with image 3, was to move the camera during a long exposure. 

Flower Challenge.

With image 4 I tried a triple exposure, repositioning the plant for each shot.

Flower Challenge.

I finally got to what I really wanted to try out.  Image 5 is three exposures of the same plant in different positions.  I layered the images in Photoshop and blended them (somewhat imperfectly) together. 

Flower Challenge.

For Image 6 I adjusted the hue of each layer.  There are almost unlimited colour variations available with this technique. 

Flower Challenge.

Finally, I thought I should try something less flamboyant for image 7 and only hue adjusted the flowers.

Flower Challenge.

Collectif members, share your creative impulses! Send JPG image(s) of your work/play to . Include up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how/if creativity affects your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images.  

Writers – we really want to hear from you too! Send us poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Please try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Give us informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. Just finished the Ottawa Citizen’s Cyber Quote and it sort of fits Milo’s photos: ‘The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.’..George Orwell.Milo, you’re a magician with a camera!Sent from Samsung tablet


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