Up for a challenge from Carolyn Emerson?
This beautiful still life photo needs very little alteration. Once printed, turn the photo to find your favorite position. The challenge comes in the execution. Every cherry is different, the subtle shadings are important, and painting the folds in the ragged dish towel can make or break the painting. Still life lets one focus in on details and is excellent practice in observational skills. Zero in and have fun with this. See the gallery below.
This somewhat bland, black and white photo is an all-medium challenge with many possibilities for interpretation - create mood in the large sky area through color, clouds, atmosphere; determine time of day through lights, darks, and shadows; change the location by dropping in hills or mountains in the background, change the time of year through the foliage color or lack thereof; add grazing animals, and so on. See the gallery below.