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