Penny's piece was a Gaudi image, Sharon - one that I took in Barcelona. Not manipulated but his architecture looks as though it has been, I agree.
I envy you Kangaroo island, Penny. It is still on my to-do list for next year. Have a great time. We have a family birthday today, too, as Fiona is 21 again. We are having a family party at Frankie and Benny's restaurant. Fiona's daughter, Sophie, has insisted that her big cousin Lauren comes too. Isn't that sweet? Poor Lauren has to go to the dentist first but we shall fit it all in and I'm really looking forward to it.
Kate - I do hope that your back is better soon. Backs are horrid.
I photographed some icy images yesterday. The frost was very heavy and stayed most of the day. Here's a poor little rosebud, all rimed with frost.
Lets play with the Layers option and see what we can do with it. Paint Shop Pro only, I'm afraid, but easy to work it out in Elements, too.
Make sure you can see the Layers Palette. If not go to the View menu, then palettes and layers.
Go to the Layers menu and click Duplicate. Note what happens in the Layers palette.
Repeat this step and you should have a palette that looks like this.
Now click on the middle layer - click the bit that says 'Copy of background'. Go to the Adjust menu and Colour Balance. Click negative as shown, below.
The image won't look any different. Now go to part of the palette that says 'normal'. This is the Blend Mode. Change the top layer to Difference.
You should get a pic like this. Very Christmassy.