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Sunday Replays: December Photo of the Month


Time to replay December photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a “like” or comment to help select my December Photo of the Month.

Side view of Hogwarts

49/52 Flying with Harry Potter flew to the top, besting 50/52 Baby’s 1st Birthday.

And post 52/52 Favor-able treatment was favored over 51/52 Christmas twirl.

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Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to read about these and other photos featured in my weekly series since January.

Click on the Photo of the Month link in my Categories list to review all Top 12 picks of 2012.

Coming Sunday, Jan. 6: The Readers’ Choice for the 2012 Photo of the Year honors.

Thursday Thrill: Pinwheel Twirl


I used a child’s pinwheel to create these twirls in Photoshop. To create the feature photo, I placed the pinwheel on a dark surface and did not use flash.

For the second twirling digital art effect, I used red material as background and flash. Then I applied what I learned from contributing photographer Adrian Harvey on the blog Digital Darkroom Techniques. For both, I also chose darken instead of lighten in Step 7 of Harvey’s tutorial to produce another more dramatic twirl.