Thursday, December 30, 2010

Canada Geese Grazing

It was a gloomy day along the River Des Peres....

The Canada Geese were grazing...

The iPhone Camera Apps cam always add a bit of sunshine!

Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

All religions are branches of the same tree.....

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.”

- Albert Einstein

These photos are from my iPhone photo archive. Be sure to check out "Echo" in the box in the side bar, and see what Chrysti and Susan and the rest of the group are up to. This week's prompt is "branches".

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Toys for the Holidays

Yesterday we started our official toy distribution at . We anticipate distributing toys to approximately 4000 children.

Yesterday we distributed toys to clients from St.Louis Transistional Hope House, HDC Family Division Support, and Grace Hill. Total of 238 children.

Today we are providing toys for over 400 children served by Children's Division of Family Services, and HDC Northeast.

Keep us in your prayers and we continue to serve families in need this holiday season.

Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The True Meaning of Life

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson

Using several photo apps in the iPhone I was able to alter the photo below into the photo above. Along with a few variations along the way.

Very fun! This was on Juniata St. near Morgan Ford Rd.

- Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Autumn : its tone is more mellow.

I like spring, but it is too young.

I like summer, but it is too proud.

So I like autumn best of all, because its tone is more mellow, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow

Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellow and kindly wisdom of approaching age.

It knows the limitations of life and it is content.

Lin Yutang

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Bittersweet October

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
- Carol Bishop Hipps

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Step Into The Future

"I like stepping into the future. Therefore, I look for doorknobs."

— Mark Rosen

When stepping into the future I always have my iPhone with me. I am amazed by the photos I can take with the built in camera and assorted photo applications.I just enjoy the whole process. I may not understand how/why the technology works, but it sure is fun, and I love the results. Today at church I became facinated by the vintage door knobs. I took several photos, but it just begins to brush the surface of the fun close ups that can be taken throughout the building.

I think all of us are "called" to certain apps and they may dominate your work, not much different than an artist who uses fluid acrylics, or pastels, or charcoal.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trees of the Wood have the greatest dignity

Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity.

Susan Fenimore Cooper

Technically, these aren't trees if the wood, but "volunteers" along a Greenway in a very urban setting.

My walking continues and am anxious to see how the light will change, as well as the flora and fauna, along my regular route. Just to the left is my original photo and throughout are my various edits. Photoshop Express, Infinicam , instagram, photo studio, pic grunger and camera bag....among others.

I snap pictures with my iPhone and still try to maintain a 20 minute walking mile. My husband has seen me along the way as he is driving by from his parents and asks questions like", What were you doing, peeking around in that guy 's shrubbery?".

Well, I was trying to get a shot of the Cardinal. I missed it, he was shy.

I don't recommend walking and editing photos, but I confess I do. Remember to be aware if your surroundings, ( people lurking in the shrubbery?Hopefully not!) Look both ways when crossing streets, and watch for uneven sidewalks.

Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Imagination (and Photo apps) Electrify Your Art Photos

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. - L. Frank Baum

We were on the road to my great nieces birthday party, Rick was driving, and I was bemoaning missing the sunset on my usual walking route. I took a few shots out the window, and waited patiently for the opportunity to do a little editing . ( It's tacky to do that during a party ! )

The above shot had a tiny fragment that I wanted to explore. Using Photoshop Express I cropped and straightened the image.

Using Pic Grunger I added some texture. And Infinicam adds exciting elements to your images.

So use your imagination and photo apps and electrify your art photos.

- Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stained Glass reflection

Today is 10-10-10. Church was busy with a a baptism. I make banners for the kids (or adults) and try to capture a few shots during the service.

I caught a bit of a glare with this one, but on closer inspection saw that I had captured a reflection of the stained glass window in the tiny iPhone lens.

Using Photoshop Express I was able to zoom in on the image.

I then played around with that image in Photo Studio>image correction>brighter image and color explosion.

Cinema FX adds a little more interest, and I can never decide which result is my favorite.

Ransom Letters adds today's date.

Then we need to add Pic Grunger, more fun choices

Infinicam and Instagram add the finishing touches!

This is ART.
10 / 10 / 10

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Autumn in St. Louis

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
- George Eliot

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Location:Along the Morgan Ford

Friday, October 1, 2010

I can't believe God put us on this earth to be ordinary

It's really a railing on a little bridge , along the River Des Peres Greenway. I walk along this urban/suburban trail almost daily; for exercise and inspiration.

I love photographing the ocean, mountains, National Park sites , and beautiful cities, but this is where I live, just an ordinary neighborhood in an ordinary city. I get to visit those extraordinary places, but I want to shoot photos daily.

And that's the challenge, finding a unique shot or taking an ordinary photo and altering it with photo aps to my heart's content .

Photoshop Express, Camera Bag, Photo Studio, Best Camera, Photo Wizard.

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary. Lou Holtz

Posted using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Where the sidewalk ends South St.Louis City/County

Friday, September 24, 2010

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Road trip to the Museum of Southern History in Jacksonville, Florida. A nice collection of artifacts from "the War Between the States". Great conversation with the staff and volunteers. A great place for research if you are in the area.

Photo ops in St.Augustine and a drive back to New Smyrna Beach along the coastal highway.

More photo metamorphosis!
Photo HD, PhotoStudio, CameraBag.

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Location:Florida Ave,New Smyrna Beach,United States