Some messing around with pink lotus photos in photo apps.
Original photo of a spectacular lotus flower on the Mekong River in Vietnam. The image is quite sharp.
This photo was zoomed in so much that it’s not nearly as sharp and considerably noisier.
Pixlromatic’s transformations are often over the top but always fun.
Second pink lotus in Pixlromatic.
First lotus painted with Sketch Guru’s Watercolor option. I found the second lotus too fuzzy to work well in this program.
Stackables transformation. For some reason every time I see a Stackables version of something I think ‘book cover’.
Again the second lotus didn’t work as well so I apped it in both Waterlogue (a watercolour app) and Stackables to compensate for it’s lack of focus.
Mekong lotuses in Psykopaint, an app that mimics painting by stroking the image with various mark-making ‘tools’ such as brushes.
I’m not sure why the first lotus is so visibly brush-stroked, and the second so smooth that it almost appears as a photo instead of a painting. I much prefer the brushier look.More of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: It All Depends On What You Want.