#1 Digital Challenge & Photo Prompt

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This is a photo I took during a road trip through the Mesa Verde area of southern Utah.  I doubt this door is original, more than likely it was added to keep vandals out, but I liked the idea of opening doors, new opportunities, knocking on doors, pathways, etc.  Use your imagination to digitally manipulate this photo and share it with us.

The 1st Photo Prompt is: "First Light"

Have fun with these challenges and please add a link in the comments as described in the "Rules" above.


  1. I have added my finished challenge piece here: http://inmyartstudio.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for looking!

  2. Hi Cindy, I've added my answer to the challenge on my blog ... didn't have much time to spend on it, but I had lots of fun!
    Linda Teddlie Minton

  3. Oh my gosh, Cindy. Yours turned out so well. Guess we should expect that from our mentor and talented artist.


  4. My challenge piece is here.

    Please feel free to leave comments and/or suggestions for improvements; they are a big help and push me to try new things.

  5. Anonymous11/04/2010

    I've just uploaded my #1 digital challenge on flicker-pls comment-I need all the help I can get-Thx
    Sandy Hillis

  6. Hi Cindy.
    Great photo to start the challenges with!
    Here's my interpretation.


  7. This pioneer cabin was built a short distance away from an ancient "Pueblo Indian" adobe mud hut village. To see all of the interpretations of this photo in your digital work is really in keeping with the history of the photo. The museum that was also built further away from this site, housed a variety of Indian artifacts: jewelry, hand-made shell bead-work, woven moccasins and lots of pottery. Very inspiring to me and I am thrilled for the opportunity to share this photo with you.

  8. Well, I must say that I definitely did not keep with the history of the photo...I took a left hand turn somewhere along the way LOL! I had fun with it...enjoy!


    Kat's World

  9. I just posted Una's version of this challenge on my challenge blog at: http://inmyartstudio.blogspot.com/ If anyone else doesn't currently have a blog or a place to share their work, contact me and I will share a place on this blog with you by posting your artwork to it.

  10. I was told about the challenges by Pam so I thought I would try it....
    Here is my version...

  11. What a fantastic challenge! Here's mine:


    Thanks Cindy! :)

  12. Love this challenge! I posted about the challenge and my version of the above image here - http://itaya.blogspot.com/2010/12/digital-challenge.html . I felt like the image could be a 'dim memory' and attempted to capture that feeling in my version.

    If you aren't already aware of Jerry Jones and his awesome blog, you might check out his textures and backgrounds there that he offers for free! http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com/

  13. Itaya-Thank you for reminding me about Jerry Jones blog-I love his work and will gladly share the link to his blog. It's been added to the sidebar!