Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Black and White

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Sally from Lens and Pens by Sally has renamed her challenge to Sally D’s Mobile Photography.  This is a great challenge where we get to showcase all photos taken with our mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

I have this great new computer.  But there was a glitch when it came to uploading my photos.  It wouldn’t upload my edits with Snapseed.  Only with Adobe’s Aviary app.  But i had edited these photos with Snapseed.  Any advice is really welcome as I use Snapseed a lot.

So I just had to edit these quickly with Lightroom.

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These photos were taken at Pakowhai Park.  These were taken after my camera’s batteries had died.  It is always so handy to have a camera on my phone.

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I will have to google it.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-black-and-white-today-launches-a-new-title-for-the-challenge/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/black-and-white-monday-mobile-photography-challenge-skunk-in-the-garden/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-black-and-white-trees-fog-and-sun/

As I have my art class this morning I won’t have time for my reader this morning so will catch up with everyone later.

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Sunday Stills: Babies

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I found these babies last week at Cornwall Park.  They are a bit late for the season but are sooooo adorable.

https://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-babies/

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One Four Challenge: May Week 3

Cropped and filter - Rough pastels

Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

Drum roll please:

I now have a new computer.  I have to give a huge thanks to my son for helping to pay for a huge upgrade from what the insurance company was going to pay.

Here are the specs:

  • 2.6GHz Intel i7-4720HQ quad core processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 4GB AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics
  • Windows 8.1
  • DVD Writer
  • Brand/Model: Toshiba Satellite P70-B097
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad core Processor – 2.6 GHz – 3.6GHz
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3L (2x8GB) 1600MHz Ram – (total memory expandable to 16GB)
  • Disk Drive: Hybrid 1TB SATA (5400rpm) + 8G SSD cache
  • Optical Drive: DVD-RW
  • Display: 17.3″ Full HD with LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080)

Having a son who knows about computers helps a lot.  So I got a $2000 computer for half the cost.  So I am a happy chappy.  It is a bigger screen as well which helps.  When I came to editing in Lightroom I got a better response from the sliders.  And Photoshop works like a dream.  What is also new for me is that the keyboard lights up too.  And it is lovely to type with, compared to what I was using.

So onto my One Four post this week.  I cropped the image more closely to the branch and then just used the preset filter – pastel strokes and did a HDR edit as well through photoshop.

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Apples - increase clarity, alter exposure (1 of 1)

Then for something different.  As everyone knows I have been going to an acrylic painting class.  We have a competition on at the moment run by the Fruitgrowers Association here in the Hawke’s Bay.  So I am entering it with these two paintings.  I decided to combine my photography and painting.  I edited the photo with Photoshop to get a brush stroke affect.  I then printed the image onto a special paper which I then ironed onto the canvas.  Because the canvas has an uneven surface ti didn’t quite come out as well as I wanted.  Then I just painted the apples.  We had to showcase our fruit.  No grapes or anything to do with our wine industry was not allowed.

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https://robynsfineart.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/one-four-challenge-may-week-3/

 https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/one-four-challenge-may-week-3/

https://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/one-four-challenge-for-may-cottage-life-week-3/

One Four Challenge – May Week 3

Walt Disney Concert Hall – week 3

https://aperture64.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/one-four-challenge-hanging-blossom-watercolour/

One Four Challenge ~ #3

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