AB Friday Forum – Week 43 – April – One Photo Focus…

At the beginning of the month, the AB Friday Forum becomes a One Photo Focus, which means that we all make edits to the same photo.  This month’s photo is from Cee Neuner from Cee’s Photography.

Ok, I’m thinking that once you see what I have done you will all think I’ve lost my mind.  Especially since it is April not October.  But I have to say that the greenery was just asking to be made into a monster with glowing eyes!  Plus Halloween is my favorite holiday, so there’s that.


Here’s my version (click to enlarge)…scary_LR1000 ccsa

This week’s image is a composite image, I downloaded all of the additional images from Wikipedia Commons.  All of the images I chose were under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.  Under this license…

You are free:

  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Which basically means that I will give attribution to all the images I used, as well as make my modified image of Cee’s image Share-Alike.  (I asked Cee’s permission first).

I made all my edits in GIMP*.


Here’s the original (click to enlarge)…sony a7ii 18-200_022515_5373_LR1000

Go find out what everyone else did to this image here.


Images used to create the composite image include (click on the image to take you to their Wikipedia Commons page):

cat-jackolantern-share-alike_lowres Early_morning_cobwebs-share-alike_lowres jack-jackolantern-share-alike_lowres jackolantern-share-alike_lowres scary-face-jackolantern-share-alike_lowres

Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!

Until next time…

I have joined ABFriday (after before Friday), it is a forum hosted by Stacy at Visual Venturing. This week’s forum can be seen here.

Every Friday Stacy showcases after/before photos we’ve submitted. Then, if we choose, we can tell how we did it on our own blogs.

On the first Friday of the month, we are all invited to post-process the same image, which Stacy has dubbed, One Photo Focus.

* GIMP is Open Source software that is available for all platforms (Linux, Mac, and Windows), it is a photo editor that does many (if not all) of the things you can do in Photoshop. You can download it for free here. The GIMP online manual can be found here.

22 thoughts on “AB Friday Forum – Week 43 – April – One Photo Focus…

  1. Well, you already know what I think about your transformation here, Nic 😀 But for the benefit of others, I just whooped with delight when I opened your email and then had a great belly laugh!! So unexpected, so creative, so.much.fun 😄 Well done!!

  2. I really like the playfulness of what you did. I thought about cloning it like you did. But I would never have come up with a Halloween monster theme. The only theme I would have thought of was Christmas and that would have been boring 🙂 Thanks so much for playing. I enjoyed your edit.

  3. Nic I was so close to going Halloween as well until I looked at the calender and saw that one photo focus was falling on Good Friday. The editing is great creating the haunted house and mirroring the tree is a neat idea. Fantastic.

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