Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature’s Life Cycle

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Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings day.  Yesterday was at least warmer and drier so I headed to the beach to take some photos.  I got to see at least 4 different birds, a couple of which are native, with one on the endangered list.  So I was happy.  Those photos will be posted at some stage.

Then last night I played around with the apps on my iPad.  This acorn photo was first edited on Snapseed, and then with ArtworkHD to get this as a cartoon like image.

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Then this image was edited in several apps.  Firstly Snapseed, then Distressed FX, and finally Aviary to get the glow.

Preset Style = Color Bloom Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Heavy Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Blurry Water Bleed = Average Brush = Fine Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Wide Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
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Format = 6″ (Medium)
Format Margin = Small
Format Border = Sm. Rounded
Drawing = #2 Pencil
Drawing Weight = Heavy
Drawing Detail = Medium
Paint = Natural
Paint Lightness = Normal
Paint Intensity = More
Water = Tap Water
Water Edges = Blurry
Water Bleed = Average
Brush = Fine Detail
Brush Focus = Everything
Brush Spacing = Wide
Paper = Watercolor
Paper Texture = Medium
Paper Shading = Light
Options Faces = Enhance Faces

 This last image of the fallen leaves was edited in Snapseed to really emphasise the veins of the leaves.  Then I did the final edit in Waterlogue.  As you can see the process of the transformation is also shown.  I am not sure what happened there.  Maybe it is the way it was imported into Lightroom.  But it is interesting to read.

This is for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.  This is where we use our mobile phones or tablets to create our images.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-and-peonies/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-nature-desert-sunset/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/roses-roses-for-sally-ds-mobile-photo-challengenature/

I will be visiting my reader later, I have my acrylic painting class today.

Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

Phoneography Challenge: Nature

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The first Monday of the month means showcasing our nature photos for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Last night I had some phone on my iPad with Snapseed, Aviary and DistressedFX.

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As we are into winter I wanted to show off our beautiful colours.

I don’t have time this morning to check out my reader.  I am off to my painting class.  Then it is back to the dentist to get my stitches out. So will to all your great blogs later today.

By the way what a lovely name the new princess has Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.  She does look like a Charlotte to me.  Adorable.

https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-the-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature-old-fashion-white-bleeding-hearts/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-nature-challenge-sun-and-wren/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-reflections-on-water/

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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

Phoneography Challenge: Out and About in Hastings

Good morning from a cloudy and muggy Hastings morning. I hope everyone in Europe are keeping warm and safe through this snow storm.  It is weird sitting in the hot weather watching the snow storm on the news.

Only one more day to a new year for us in New Zealand.  I am going out today house hunting.  I definitely can’t afford to stay where I am at the moment, plus there are other bits and pieces I am not happy about.  I hate moving but it has to be.  So it is to be a fresh start next year and hopefully a bit more money in my hand.  I will be able to have car and contents insurance again.  That was always a worry for me.

So I am showing some photos I took around the CBD for Sally’s challenge.  I had a bit of fun with the editing last night.   I am not entirely happy with the editing, simply because my mind is on other things at the moment.

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing-the-light-of-day/

Hastings has a lot of art and sculptures around the CBD.  The first set of photos are some painted tiles around a tree planter box.  There are always hanging flowers along the shops and of course another photo of the lighting shop.  This time I edited it with the x-ray filter which is the one I prefer. They are all edited with Aviary.

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Edited tiles

Original overhanging flowers.

Edited overhanging flowers

Original lights

X-rayed lights

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-editing-and-processing-with-various-apps-just-for-fun/

https://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/you-are-what-you/

http://uniqueartchic.com/2014/12/29/christmas-review-2014/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/phoneography-how-to-create-a-labyrinth/

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One Word Photo Challenge: Eminence

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For this week Jennifer has gone for the colour eminence.  A shade of purple.

One Word Photo Challenge: Eminence

Again for these images I have used aviary for my editing.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Eminence (Purple)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

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Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings day.  I think this heavy rain is to last all day.  But it is needed.

I have discovered an new great app for my iPad.  Aviary.  If I signed up before January I got loads and loads of free filters and frames.  So guess what I was doing last night.  The affects are awesome.

So onto Cee’s challenge. Bridges.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

This is actually a photo of a paper photo that I had taken about 20 years ago when I had belonged to the St Johann Camera Club in the Tyrol in Austria.  I had taken a trip to London to take photos and visit a sister over there.  A lot of the affects you wanted for the image depended on several things, one the processing of the film, two the exposure of the image onto the paper – and the dodging and burning you can do, and three the paper you use.  I used a high grade paper for this image and the image is still good after all these years.   So I just took a photo of it.

That process was expensive and a lot of paper and chemicals were wasted just to get the image affect I wanted.  So I just loooovvvveee my apps and the fact that editing is just a mouse click and that if I don’t like the look then I just click the undo button.

With Aviary I was able to edit this image even further and clean it up a lot more, as well as define the Tower Bridge a bit more.

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bridges/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/bridges-from-portland/

Dawn at Tower Bridge

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https://emiliopasquale.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/the-bridge/

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bridges/

It seems that the Tower Bridge is a popular subject this week.

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