Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

An image made to look distorted by using polar co-ordinates

I’ve been ill all week. Some sort of stomach bug which makes me feel like my stomach is turning circles so I think this image is quite appropriate at the moment. All week I haven’t felt like eating and when I do it’s only small amounts, after which I feel as though I’ve eaten a 7 course meal. So far I’ve lost 7lb (about 3kg) which is a lot in a week. Pounding headache as well.

Anyway to this photograph….to get the distortion I used the Polar Co-ordinates effect, sometimes called the Little Planet effect. The main difference is I reversed the effect to give me more of a tunnel look. If you fancy having a go at this effect yourself there are plenty of tutorials available for the Gimp and Photochop.

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

  1. Jude March 3, 2012 / 12:14

    Love it. Definitely stomach-churning if you were standing inside it!


  2. fgassette March 3, 2012 / 12:36

    Oh my, if this is how you feel, I’m praying for you. I look at this and I get dizzy. Love your choice and your technique. I hope you feel better and don’t loose any more weight.



  3. orples March 3, 2012 / 13:33

    Nice effect.


  4. Maggie L R March 3, 2012 / 15:00

    Oh I know how you feel, I too have been sick all week, I had a flu shot so I am not as bad as you. I hope you are feeling 100% now.
    I love this photo, what an amazing distortion… Like an altered universe.


  5. happysherlock March 3, 2012 / 15:38

    Love the effects you did with this shot. Hope you feel better soon🙂


  6. Hendra Taruna March 3, 2012 / 16:17

    cool…you are the winner for this “distorted” challenge🙂


  7. suitablefish March 3, 2012 / 18:25

    wow, that is something else! lovely distortion, and color.


  8. changeversations March 3, 2012 / 19:00

    Stunning photo. Thanks for the pingback, too. Hope you get well soon, Mike.🙂


  9. Cee Neuner March 3, 2012 / 21:35

    Marvelous for this week’s theme!


  10. Jo Bryant March 4, 2012 / 00:48

    WOW – nothing else to say really


  11. JM Simpson March 4, 2012 / 04:38

    All I can say is, “WOW!”


  12. patti kuche March 4, 2012 / 12:35

    Mike, this is such a fabulous wrap. Strangely enough, for me anyway, the people in the shot help to make it less of a distortion and more of a fantastic possibility that this landscape does indeed exist!

    Hope you are feeling better!


  13. LivE March 5, 2012 / 11:51

    love the other-worldly effect. hope you’re feeling better now.🙂


  14. eof737 March 6, 2012 / 19:14

    That is an amazing shot!🙂


  15. Sunshine March 7, 2012 / 03:30

    Love your distorted entry . . . sending you *cyber healing rays, Mike. Hope you getting to feel better soon🙂


  16. The Guat March 7, 2012 / 08:28

    Totallly, completely awesome. I think it’s the best one I’ve seen so far🙂 Nicely done.


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