Wednesday walk and Make me smile challenge collaboration results and Steem Basic Income Give away

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Wednesday walk and Make me smile challenge collaboration results and Steem Basic Income Give away

Wednesday Walk is a challenge started by me, the idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. And this is my entry for this week, but first, let me explain the challenge.

This is my post for the Wednesday Walk challenge hosted by myself, let me first explain the guidelines

Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.

Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.

Try and get a few shots not just one

You can look for anything in general or decide on one subject you want to get shots off.

Try to limit yourself to a set distance or time from the starting location, say 5 Blocks, 5 Minutes walk or whatever and see what you can find in that short distance

Make a point of looking around and up and see what you can find to get shots of that otherwise you may miss

Do a post with the shots you get on a Wednesday and tag it with #wednesdaywalk, also if you happen to join, please leave a link to your post in a comment on this post and I will try and visit them all.

Following me and resteeming the post so more see it would be appreciated but isn't a rule just a suggestion, but you may have a better chance of receiving a Steem Basic Income Share if you do.

I am not strict on these rules and hence why they are called guidelines and not rules

I will try and visit, resteem and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk, plus I will be sending @steembasicincomeshares to a selection of those who participate.


A good App that works well in conjunction with the Wednesday Walk or any day walk is @actifit, which rewards you with Actifit Tokens and Steemit Upvotes, if you use the app to track your steps and do a post of your actifit total each day.

If you do a lot of activity I do recommend you check it out

And if you are looking for another fun challenge, check out the Make Me Smilehosted by @elizacheng, coming soon we will be working to collaborate on occasionally on these challenges,
The third Wednesday of the month out two challenges will collaborate so if you combine the two into one post you have double the fun

This weeks Wednesday Walk going a bit funky

On this weeks walks ( yes these photos are from a few walks I took this week), between the rain and showers I decided to have some fun and play around with my Lensbaby Trio 28 lens so the shots are a little funky, but it was fun just trying to be creative rather than getting good shots

Starting with a shot in the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza of the benches there

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Sony A7iii 28mm Lensbaby trio 28 lens
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The lensbaby trio 28 lens is a fixed focal length and aperture and trio is a fun lens to play with when it's nice and sunny, but with the fixed aperture of 3.5 it's tricky to get good shots in darker weather, so these shots aren't technically great shots but I wanted to try something different and have some fun. so here goes.
This is in a little shop where I often pick up my breakfast in the morning and these colorful drink bottles caught my eye, I have never tried them as I do not have soda much these days.

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Sony A7iii 28mm Lensbaby trio 28 lens
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Now in the dull weather I did enjoy playing around with the Lensbaby its kind of a toy lens, but not that cheap but compared to the price of some lenses cheaper, don't worry I won't be doing all my photos with it or the new Lensbaby set I bought last week but I will slip them on my camera occasionally when I want to play around and have fun.
And also a couple of made a comment they feel they shouldn't join Wednesday walk because they feel my photos are so good and their's aren't up to par, so this post is to highlight Wednesday walk isn't about great photos or sights but its about getting out walking having fun and sharing whatever catches your eye

This next shot is as I was entering my office building one morning, and witht he spot focus and blur it feels like working into a vortex which is kind of how it feels walking into work and having to get serious for the day, I do not do serious that well LOL

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Sony A7iii 28mm Lensbaby trio 28 lens
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but I do not stay serious all day in the office I do pop out into the gardens a couple of times a day and this next shot is of a portion of the Old berlin Wall, which was donated and placed in the gardens

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Sony A7iii 28mm Lensbaby trio 28 lens
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And finishing off with a shot of the Olympic Rings also in the gardens

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Sony A7iii 28mm Lensbaby trio 28 lens
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Steem Basic Income give away

I mentioned in the guidelines that from this week I will be sponsoring a few who join the #wednesdaywalk challenge with shares on Steem Basic Income

What is Steem Basic Income you may ask well here is how they explain it

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content. so I have decided to send some Steem Basic Income shares to 5 people selected through a random draw so on the weekend all people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk. @bashadow, @constantshots, @elizacheng, @almi, @joelai, all people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk . And a special bonus this week @elizacheng will send one SBI share to @melinda010100,

As the Third Wednesday @elizacheng and I collaborated with our Wednesday Walk and Make me Smile Challenges , Which has three winners two rom Eliza and @kamrunnahar ( received an SBI share from me )

I would love to be able to give everyone who joins a Steem Basic Income share, but I don't make enough steem each week to do so, but I will try and share them around fairly between those that join the challenge

unless stated otherwise all photos used in my posts are taken and owned by myself, if you wish to use any of my images please contact me.

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I love that shot of the Berlin Wall best! I think it is because I lived over there before and after it fell and as an American, I was shocked and wondered why the rest of Americans weren't appalled. Or perhaps they were and I was too young to know it? My heart wept when it came down and I moved there once again right after it fell, within months.

Oh, I guess here isn't the place to rehash.

The rings are a sign of unity when there isn't a tiff at the Olympic games. They just aren't what they used to be, yes? It used to be you could only represent a country if you were from there or lived as a citizen. Now, it is who's team can afford you. So, what is the point?

Not to be so negative. OMG. Your shots are always diving and I love what you are doing with the lensbaby. It gives it such a soft, dreamlike quality. So fun to play with!!

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I think part of the thing with the wall is so many are so tunnel focused on what’s happening to them and do not look further than the end of there nose let alone to the wider roles so they are somewhat oblivious to what’s going on inthe world, not everyone off course and certainly not you and me, but sadly it is the case with a lot of people

As for the Olympics again I totally agree it used to be very simple you represented your country but only if you were an amateur, now that have relaxed both rues well relaxed broken away completely from the concept and that weakens the whole idea of the Oympics in my mind

Thanks for your kind comments about the shots I will enjoy playing witht he Lensbaby lenses from time to time its nice to do something different, even if n some ways its more challenging getting good shots with them than with normal lenses maybe thats what makes it fun for me

Awesome “funky” pictures, @tattoodjay. I love how they turned out with the filters. That’s really neat that you are collaborating with @elizacheng! I will remember that for next month’s third Wednesday and be sure to add some fun to my #WednesdayWalk.

Tanks I do try and mix up what I share whether it be location, subjects or in this case lens and style LOL
Yes We steed collaborating a little while ago and I think the two challenges work so well together

Totally love the first photo. Feels like there's a dimension hole opening up. I can crossover to a magical world...

Here's my walk

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Thanks thats how I feel about that first photo as well kind of like into a vortex, I do love that effect and must look for other locations where it may work well for that effect

I saw your post just befo and a lovely one it was ;))

How do you make the effect? It's really cool!

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the vortex swirly effect was done with the Lensbaby trio 28 Lens and the oil painting look was done in photoshop :)

Thanks for the SBI and the awesome walk! You had really fun, you can see that.

Most welcome and it was fun playing round with this lens, its somehting different and actually quite challenging as you have to shoot retry much in manual mode with it

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Interesting effect, looks fun and unusual.

Ohh yes it is something completely different to shoot with, and a little challenging to learn how to make the mos tot it especially since with it I shoot in Manual mode often

Good Morning @tattoodjay...:D
The photo of the bench you took with your Lensbaby trio 28 lens is wicked cool....!!
The photo of the portion of the Old berlin Wall is amazing... !!! If I ever get to NYC I would truly like to see it.

Good Morning Yes i did have fu playing around with that lens its actually tricky to use with being manual but its fun and challenging
I am sorry o have to tell you that the Berlin Wall piece is in a part of the Gardens not generally open to the public :(

Hello and thanks off to visit your post now :)

I just love your funky photos @tattoodjay, especially that first one, and I must say, your office certainly looks seriously shiny and smart!
My entry this week is a walk in an attempt to conquer my fear of heights, so take a peak when you are not being serious ;);)
Walking Suspension Bridges at Oribi Gorge

It was fun to play around with this lens its actually harder in a lot of ways than most of my other les as is fully manual and a challenge to get used to but it sure was fun playing with it

Yes out building was recently fully refurbished so its in pretty good shape

Off to check out yourr post now :)

I like the effect that you put on the bank .. it looks like you are drawn to it by an unvisible force ^^

Thanks its cool getting these effect with the lens when you take the photo as you can tell I had fun with it

That first shot is super funky! I like it. Well after teasing my berries and peaches in Discord yesterday, I figured it was only fair to bring them to the #wednedsaywalk fun...

I love the way that lens can make some scenes quite funky like looking into a vortex and wormhole
When you teased the fruit I almost said something about that would make a good Wednesday Walk post but I see I didnt need to :)

Yep, your mental telepathy was working. ;)

Lol I have been called pathetic but never telepathic lol 😂

This is a nice thing to do. It makes you appreciate things more.

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Thanks :) have a great day

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Sorry about that I had not thought how these shots could affect someone like that

No worries. Wasn't that bad. Seems like a cool toy, the lens.

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Ohh yes it is a cool toy challenging to get the shots one wants but that’s so what makes it fun, so much so I bought another one of their lens sets :)

This is great fun to play with your new lens kit.
I love that vortex photo. I feel the same going into my office - I mean it is not so shiny, but I feel I enter the vortex for the rest of the day. LOL

Thanks it is fu to play with even though getting good shots with the Lensbaby is probably harder than it is with normal lenses it is cool with the fun effects one can get

Love the swirling effect in first capture, does make it fun testing different shoots, anything makes a good topic, we see so much each day computing into our on-board computers filing ideas away.

Thanks the Lensbaby Lenses are challenging to shoot with but ohh so much fun :)

Hi @tattoodjay, all great photos, looks artistic!
I would like to check with you, I posted my wednesday walk 14 hours ago, but it is not shown in wednesday walk list.
Do you have any idea?
This is my entry for this week wednesday walk.

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Thank for sharing it and sorry I somehow missed it but you did it right and I have visited your post now :)

Its okay. Thanks @tattoodjay for rectify.👍

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Great shots my Friend, as always.............I have some macro from my walks, so I don't know if that's okay.

Thanks and yes with the Wednesday Walk the only Rule There re no rules I have some guidelines but its all about having fun and sharing what you see so why not macros :)

That's good, because when I go out around here in my neighbourhood, I do mostly macro. However, yesterday we went out by the lake with my daughter and my grandson, so I have something for next week 😊

I do love seeing macro shots so feel free to join with them anytime, but that said looking forward to those shots for next week :)

Thank you, I will for sure 😊

Thank you for the sbi. The first picture of the benches look pretty cool, I like the water painting/camouflage type effect it had on the trees.

Most welcome and I did love theat first photo the effect is a mix of the lens and some playing in photoshop for the water color feel to it ;)

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What a fun lens to play with! I love that first shot of the benches. My son was obsessed with those sodas when he was in high school. They're very pretty but way too much sugar for me. Your office building looks so fancy!

Ohh yes I did have fun with it so much ch so I ordered a new lensbaby set 😂
They are tricky to get the shot you want but that’s all part of the fun
I used to bee terrible with Drinking far too much Coca Cola till a few years ago now I seldom have one maybe one small one as a treat in the weekend but not always
Our building was recently refurbished so it does look good at the moment

It got a little bit long folks, but I did enjoy the day - - Also the pictures all have links to Larger View, I am still practicing with different formatting techniques.

Thanks for joining the off to check out your post

I love the first photo, what effect did you use? Or it's originated from the lens?
Oh, my post for this, managed to finish on time!

Thanks that one is a mix, the out of focus swirls sort of feel is from the lens but the oil Painting kind of look to the edges I added in photoshop :)

Ah photoshop, I used that too, for designing...

I use lightroom and photoshop to edit all of my photos as I shoot in RAW mode on my camera so I can choose how it looks myself ;)

I've heard of lightroom, but haven't had the chance to explore it yet.

I pay a monthly Subscription for it and use it extensively for all my photos its a bit of a learning curve but very powerful

I heard that before from a photographer friend.

BUt trust me it is worth it to learn :)

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Those are wicked fun and funky shots, @tattoodjay! I don't think I knew that you could buy a lens to do that, instead of editing in the special effects afterwards. That's a fun toy to have for sure!

The first shot of the benches is definitely my favorite, although the others are all tied for second place...LOL!

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Thanks as always for hosting, and - !tip

Well I will be honest the camera does the out of focus areas is from the lens, the selective coloring in one and the oil painting look in the first one was added in photoshop

It is a fun toy but tricky to use to get just the right amount of effect and works best for me when I use manual mode which adds to the challenge but I think thats is what make sit fun for me

Coolness - thanks for the info, Jay. It does sound like a fun toy to try, and I agree - sometimes the tricky things are the most fun! 😊

YEs exactly I took it this morning with me for a visit to the beach but never got to use it was such a nice morning I used regular lenses :)

@traciyork, thanks so much for the tip :)

It's nice to hit lots of birds with one stone. Challenges and contests should collaborate like this. Double the fun. Double the prize :)

I like that kind of photo effect/edit. It's like going to another dimension.

Yeah when she suggested we collaborate it just seemed such a great idea, thanks I had fun with these shots :)