While I visited Nepal, every day I would witness the gathering of the water.. This large square had one source of water for many families. As you see water containers varied in size and shape. Most women would carry 3 containers back home. Even though the scene was crowded I only witnessed the occasional disagreement.
December 5, 2013
December 3, 2013
The best times to photograph the Palouse is in June for the rolling hills of green and August for the golden waves of grain! Ask me for more info as private tours start for as little as $500 per day.
November 28, 2013
Snapseed, Filterstorm, Glaze, Image Blender, Artista Oil
November 21, 2013
All my life I saw people in 'fun' outfits and wished I could 'dress like that!' I really didn't have a particular look I liked more than others but I admired those that could put themselves together, be a little eccentric, maybe artistic is a better word. Anyway, when I found a pair of cute socks and put an outfit together that matched them, I felt like I was onto something. So I bought more fun socks and more clothes to go with them. I even went thrift store shopping looking to put together just the right clothes to create my Portland look. (BTW please don't tell my Aunt Joyce about my Thrift shopping as she is the queen and will start buying me things... Love you AJ)
Today I captured my second Portland Socks image. The first one was captured a couple weeks ago on the Portland waterfront. There are more to come as I have started quite a collection of knee and over the knee socks. As always with My Backside images, these are selfies captured on my iPhone. I must admit I do have fun!
November 20, 2013
Somedays more than others your mood goes into creating an image. Today I ended with the warmth of love surrounding me.
The sun shining through is thanks to the app LensLight in the image. My light came in the form of candles being lite by the man I love while soaking in a wonderful warm tub of bubbly water.
I am grateful for recognizing and appreciating that little jester. I will hold it close and allow it, not the negativity in my head, to shine through all day long.
Filterstorm, Snapseed, ImageBlender, OldPhotoPro, Artista Oil, Tangled, LensLight, Impression
November 19, 2013
November 18, 2013
While trying to decide which image to post today, I came across this lovely scene from the Sierra Nevada mountains. I spend 6 nights in this beautiful range surrounded by high alpine lakes backpacking last summer. What a wonderful way to stay health and feel carefree.
I find it sometimes hard to process detailed landscapes. I usually an happy with just adding a few adjustment with Snapseed. Today however I wanted to try a few apps that I have in my "check it out" folder. I decided Tangled would work well for this scene. This app not only gives a unique look from other apps but the image can be saved up to 12 mp in size. Within the app there are several preset filter choices and then the users can customize from there with a large variety of slider choices from: Stroke Size, Smudge Size and Color Boost to name a few.
As I usually do I used the Tangled layer to blend with. I then used Artista Oil to create the while framed canvas look. Filterstorm was used to vignette mask two images together. My final step was to use Structure in Snapseed to add sharpening.
November 17, 2013
This is another image from Cle Elum, however this one was captured a few springs ago when the lilacs were at full bloom. The car unfortunately is no longer there, I assume it was taken to the scrape metal yard.
When processing this image I spent a lot of time making sure the detail in the car was sharp and defined. I didn't crop into the image tightly because I wanted to give it a sense of place.
November 14, 2013
As promised here is the painterly version of the Cle Elum Farm. I always struggle with the overly painted to realism. This image has many layers.
November 13, 2013
Today I am posting another antique variation of my Cle Elum Farm image. This time I wanted to blend to a subdued color.
The image started in PhotoForge to add texture to the sky. I then blended several PhotoStudio layer versions together to add the frame and texture.
Next time I think I will try a painterly version of this same image.
I have had some wonderful opportunities to share the possibilities of iPad processing with a few friends recently. This afternoon I convinced a non gadget guy to jump in with both feet when he saw how easy it is to mask in Filterstorm. That made me smile!
November 11, 2013
Last week I was home in Cle Elum for a typical quick visit. For the first time saw an image as I drove past this scene on my way to a friend house. I processed it in a way that captured the essence of a scene years ago.
Snapseed, Filterstorm, Noir, Old Photo Pro, Image Blender
November 9, 2013
Spent last evening making lots of apple goodness at my daughter Suzanne's with her husband Tyson, my Mom, Rex and Beth. We canned 10 gallons of apple goodness.