Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrap up #9 New Challenge #10

Cover Makeover is the new themed feature of the Photo Rehab, created by me and Desley from Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist.

Every week we give a new prompt, and participants go wild, using all their creativity, and producing fabulous covers far better than the original ones used by publishers.

Welcome to last week’s Wrap up and to the new challenge.

This was last week’s theme: The classic novel written in 1949 by English author George Orwell’s, the famous Nineteen Eighty-Four or 1984! 

And here are the gorgeous covers made by the participants. We’ve included the links to their blogs, so that you can visit them to learn how they made their covers. Go and visit!

Andy from Andy Townend is in da house! A warm welcome to him and his first, gorgeous photo as usual, and entry to this challenge. To make this chilling and yet very appropriate cover for the book, he used a photo of a passageway to the torture chamber at Fort Breendonk, concentration camp near Mechelen, Belgium.


Andy from acbistro made a stunning cover inspired by one tragic event that will remain etched in the memory of all Indians – Bhopal Gas Tragedy. One of the world’s worst industrial disaster happened in 1984. This is glowing charcoal shot at low resolution.


Tildy from the The Beespeak shot the moon-glow outside of her dining room window without a flash. After rotating the photo she added filters at camera+ to change the color scheme. The result is an impressive cover, isn’t it?


Disperser Tracks considered not making a cover this week. I admit that the original one falls short of imagination and may have discouraged many challengers last week. In his case, I think that it served to activate even more creativity. Look at what he came up with! These eyes….the layers…mastery!

Savannah, Fort Jackson,
Savannah, Fort Jackson,

Julie Powel Photographer and Graphic Artist went for a dark, grungy and warehouse-like cover. She applied a poster filter, a color overlay and text, using Photoshop. Et voilà, she made a fantastic copper cover.


 Sabina Ayne from Library of Cats. Toby made this great Big-Brother-is-watching-you cover. This is a photo of a skylight from a local library, copied twice, turned upside down and overlaid it on top to the other. A lot more steps followed to complete the work, so head to her blog to learn about it.


Jennifer Nicholle Wells has read this novel before. She wanted to make something futuristic, yet simplistic. Don’t you think that she was spot on? This is it! And it is very sophisticated. She used this image and overlayed the repeated phrase “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.


Sara Vernon from First Night Design chose to use I Can See What You’re Doing as the background to give the impression of a barricade. Then added  the same photo from Unsplash that she used in Cabinet of Curiosities (the whirly window), and a medical drawing of an eyeball from The Graphics Fairy. Stunning!

Original & vintage art © First Night Design []
Original & vintage art © First Night Design []
And now is the time for you to learn about the theme for the Cover Makeover #10! We are sure that many people will like it.

 The Lord of the Rings!


J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring — created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier — is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron’s lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well…

Source: Goodreads

This particular cover is a three-volume box set of paperback editions of the complete trilogy — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King — each with art from the New Line Productions feature film on the cover.

And as you may know, Desley and I make our version of the challenge. Here is Desley’s version.

So, ready to go for the next challenge?

Here is how it works.

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book, music or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
  • Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  • Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  • If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!

Every Thursday at 12:15 am CET you will find here the combined post. Immediately after that, every Thursday at 12:30 am CET, you will see the post with our version of the cover, which either Desley or I will create.

Isn’t this a cool challenge?!

Now that you have your theme, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in.

Here is the link to add your Cover Makeover to the link where all photos are. Click on the image below to add your cover when you are ready.


Happy Cover Makeover-ing 🙂

Lucile and Desley

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31 thoughts on “Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrap up #9 New Challenge #10

  1. Lucile – I am so grateful for you for doing the wrap up, I know how long it takes to put together and I seriously appreciate it. Actually I missed a couple of these again when they were posted so I can visit them now from your post. It’s the 10th makeover this week, it’s flown by so quickly and I’m so happy that everyone seems to enjoy it. Ok, am off to see some makeovers. X


    1. Dearest partner, I know you do and Im grateful for that. Don’t worry. I know that you enjoy this as much as I do, but also know that you are way too busy now. So just enjoy the fabulous covers for now!


        1. You’re welcome, Andy.
          I heard that inspiration is never absent, but we don’t see it because we believe that it has only one face and source of energy.
          Inspiration is everywhere, for whatever reason, being it good or bad. So, keep writing and shooting.


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