Samsung Note 8 and Snapseed Processing — The Wood Turtle Files

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This wood carving of a Sea Turtle is part of a decorative display mounted on one of the walls in the house of friends. 

I don’t know for sure but the background appears to be the skeletonized remains of an underwater leafy plant or possibly a coral. I’ve seen photos of things that might look like that but can’t identify it for certain. 

Of course, it could be from a land-based plant. 

Anyway, the above photo was adjusted for distortion, cropped, and treated for color accuracy, brightness, contrast, and saturation. 

Here’s the B&W version. 

I did another treatment by adding “drama” and some tonal contrast.

. . . and here’s the B&W conversion of the above . . . 

Whatever the background material is, it’s interesting on its own . . . 

. . . and here’s the B&W version . . . 

Here’s another portion of it . . . 

This concludes this set of photos. 

I’m sure I’ll have more as I still have things to learn about how to best make use of Snapseed to produce different and what I consider interesting versions of my Samsun Note 8 photos. 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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5 Responses to Samsung Note 8 and Snapseed Processing — The Wood Turtle Files

  1. Peter Teremi says:

    What a fun project, and intriguing subject matter. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Each and everyone of these are magnificent, Emilio!
    And cool subject matter!
    HUGS and Happy Whee-kend to you and Melisa!!! :-)


  3. AnnMarie says:

    The entire sequence of photos is stunning . . . I’d LOVE to have wall art like that to decorate my home!


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