the gentle bucolic ramblings of an English rose, blooming in rural Normandy

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Skywatch Friday


I recently discovered picmonkey, do you use it?
There's so many editing tools available to enhance your photographs, I chose "gritty" to create the effect below.
I like the way the bare branches of the tree stand out against the clouds in the sky.



Looking over our garden wall to the village church in the distance.
Linking to Skywatch Friday for the first time, click here for more sky views.

18 comments:

ann said...

I like Skywatch. I am glad that you introduced us to it. I think I will have to participate. And I love your view over the wall.

Sarah said...

Maggie, I've just started using PicMonkey. It's fun!
Love the image! Thanks for introducing me to Skywatch. I'm off to visit........Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful picture, Maggie. I have heard of Picmonkey but I have never edited my photos...I think it's something I'd like to explore in the new year.

XO,
Jane

Riet said...

Hi Maggie. I never heard of picmonkey but I am going to have a look now. I love your sky photo's. Have a nice weekend

Lorrie Orr said...

Bare branches against a wintry sky are so pretty. And even more so when they are in France!

Judy said...

I love the delicate colours in the first shot!! And the silhouette of the tree!!

Martha Z said...

That's a lovely view.

Dianne said...

A lovely view over your wall Maggie ... The "gritty" application is perfect for this capture

Jim said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful view of the pretty sky. Lovely skywatch shot, have a great DAY!

From The Heart said...

Beautiful pictures! I use PicMonkey too...love it!

Pondside said...

I'd like to give PicMonkey a try, but I think I'd need more than the 5 minutes at a time I get at the computer!....maybe it will be a treat for over the Christmas holidays.

Luna Miranda said...

i have a sense of calm while looking at these images. love the composition.

ladyfi said...

I love both shots!

Laura said...

so beautiful! I use lightroom... it is fun to enhance the images, somehow I think editing brings the depth and richness to photos that the REAL experience of being there truly has.

Mary said...

Glad you found PicMonkey - as I'm sure anyone who reads my blog knows, I've been using it since it became available - I LOVE IT - so easy and fun!

Beautiful image Maggie - definitely a winter world closing in around us these late November days.

Hope Ben continues to be well.
Love and hugs - Mary

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Thank you for sharing the information about the editing tool...I'll have to look into it. Love the photo.

vicki said...

Maggie-- this photo is stunning!! I love using pic monkey-/ but I think you are better at it than I am!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Vicki