Good morning from the first day of summer here in Hastings. And to be expected it is raining. We need the rain after the heat from last week so it is welcome.
I need some help if possible. I have spent the past two hours trying to find photos in the Windows Photo app. You upload the photos. You can find them in the Photos app. But you can’t find them in Photoshop, Lightroom or even Adobe Bridge. The only way I could find them was when I restarted my computer and then it was added to the November’s folder. But then I had to scroll forever just to find my mobile photos. There doesn’t seem to be a way to download the photos into named files, making them easier to find. Whoever designed this app is obviously not a photographer but some nerd stuck in a back room somewhere and no knowledge of what we really want. I was stupid with the way I imported the photos anyway. Normally I would go to Windows Explorer, right click on my phone and import that way. But for some reason this morning it wouldn’t recognise my phone. So any advice is welcome.
It is the 1st December for me now. Yet I know that many bloggers are still in the last day of November. Which was a fifth Monday of the month. So that means we show off some of our editing on our mobile devices.
So after much searching I found this image. I spent a great afternoon showing a friend how to edit on the phone and some of the different apps I have. This rose was edited using Distressed FX, just to bring out the richness of the apricot colour. I didn’t go overboard this time, actually I have been rather conservative in the editing.
Wow, the time has gone quickly in December. It won’t be long and it will be 2015.
And this is the final week for this challenge for this year and yes, I will definitely be back next year for this challenge and it is a great one for experimenting and trying out new ideas.
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
I love this quote as it really represents my approach to photography. Most important of all it is about enjoying what I do.
Anyway the first photo is for the final week. After the third week I really didn’t want to do any more editing as I loved that image the best of all. But I went to the Glaze app and turned it into an oil painting but I am not entirely happy with it.
And here is the original.
And a slide show to show how the image has changed over the weeks.
You can find out more about this challenge here at Robyn’s blog.
For this week I added some texture with the Distressed FX app with the Lily and Charm filters,
I have seen some amazing transformations with other bloggers and all their complicated work in Lightroom and Photoshop. I don’t have either one of them so rely on apps which means I don’t have such control over the changes so I just go by how I feel about the photo. But it is a lot of fun for me and that is what is important for me. It is magic to me and that is what captivates me (sorry Robyn).
This was last weeks image. As you can see I have added some warmth to the image with the charm filter.
Good morning from a cold, frosty Hastings morning. At least it is calm after yesterday’s nasty storm with heavy winds and rains. Now we have a frost. Spring is taking a back step. Hopefully today and the next week she will be back.
So onto this week’s Travel Theme. I noticed going through my reader that there were a couple of posts featuring birds. So, of course, here are my birds. I took these photos the same day as my sparrow photo from Wednesday’s pet post. This time I decided to do some black and white. I haven’t really done much lately owing to a lack of my mac. Then last night I played around with these photos on my iPad and I found that I could do a lot with black and white editing. I can’t adjust the tones much as I just have to use the filters that I have – so these are edited in Snapseed, Photoshop and Distressed FX for an Ansel feel to them.
Yesterday we had such a stormy day with very strong winds and rain, and freezing temperatures. There was quite a bit of snow around the country – just a spring storm. Auckland had no power for a while so I am thankful that I was warm and cosy here in Hastings.
. I had to go to the dentist and drove past Frimley Park to find branches scattered across the road. It lasted until well into the evening last night.
Thanks for all the well wishes for the dentist. That went well but I couldn’t eat much all day. It was actually relatively painless getting the filling done, but it is the sound affects of the drills that get to me. Ugh!
This photo was taken back in June this year. Even though it was totally out of focus I didn’t delete it. I actually liked the affect. It just needed some extra affects and colour so I headed to Distressed FX and added a more colourful filter.
Here is the original:
Here are some other great posts for this challenge: