CY365 Photos of the week, W/E2/21/15

Here is a week that I barely acknowledged the prompts!

15. Depth of Field
16. Flowing
17. Wide
18. XOXO
19. Isolate it

20. Colored Bokeh
21. Indistinct
10612807_10206555703595279_8143294024020821708_n16. Flowing
10516636_10206552407912889_6629978406440825777_n17. Wide
11021241_10206590333621008_2719305129265915864_n18. XOXO
1947868_10206583080479684_1739034163905240850_n19. Isolate it



10959834_10206593631743459_8175027978232058505_nBRRRRR…. it is cold out in Old Towne Petersburg Va … but I spent a few minutes uncovered…

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Photos of the Week, W/E 2/14/15

8. Pink
9. So Lovely

10. Striking
11. Cozy
12. A favorite
13. Pretty in Pink
14. A Valentine

10945280_10206503187882419_6560985779357793959_n 8. Pink… Laylabug tucked herself and Baby Doll into a blanket and pillow on the floor in the den and fell asleep….(there is pink in the blanket!Rolling on the floor laughing)
10926288_10206509516320626_6053571109324531170_o 9. So Lovely –Took a leisurely walk along the Appomattox — this lichen looks like a snowflake!
10292534_10206515719115692_1442086300400246087_n 11. Cozy–My daughter is the cat whisperer tonight…
 10993962_10206534347301385_4276062036964373552_n 13. Pretty in Pink
10628265_10206539317625640_7815775243308705612_n 14. A Valentine

1484654_10206521303215291_2326546730755523039_n  I listen to a podcast analyzing a novel. The man is always pointing out how the protagonist states one thing then does the complete opposite. He says she is an unreliable narrator. Every time I see this canister in my kitchen, I hear his voice. Lol!

Photos of the Week, CY365 W/E 2/7/15

Better late than never!!

1. I Heart…
2. Blurred Backgrounds

3. Where I Stand
4. Trees
5. My View
6. Mini-figures
7. Gateways

10960673_10206469820168247_1372666673_o1. I Heart… this Laylabug! Helping Gigi match socks.
10173544_10206462011293030_567301110773512663_n2. Blurred Backgrounds  Making Valentines.
10958059_10206481851349019_7219019134414885964_n4. Trees.
1975120_10206469888729961_8892823003756000658_n10407205_10206469897770187_8259305773934515433_n5. My View –as I came out of work was this gorgeous full moon. But all I had was my phone. Can you guess which blurry blob is the moon? (Of course I had to go home and pull out the dSLR!)
10986719_10206493129590968_4586140198569028090_n6. Mini-figures—These little garden statues live on our headboard.
10955759_10206496746601391_5088110614437338037_n7. Gateways…Abandoned train trestles…

1908104_10206476711100516_6158529252557722192_n10984225_10206476791102516_2074409159168992177_n (1) For the first time this year, I reached back into the archives for a photo, and also borrowed a photo from someone else. My brother’s dog Lou died; he sent me this selfie with him. The portrait of Lou I took in 2008.

Photos of the Week, w/e 1/31/15

25. Resolve
26. Move
27. Nourishing
28. Play
29. Tethered
30. Commitment

31. One Done

10943743_10206404045323917_2153041438260654087_n10896871_10206404045123912_2720586708344482371_n25. Resolve (two-fer!) I resolved to accomplish some quilting this weekend! And I did get a good deal done, on this and other things, and I only sewed through my finger once…. Then, Laylablug resolved to MAKE the pancakes for dinner….
10944864_10206408723160860_8410892145814327937_o26. Move Laylabug dancing with her shadow…

10952292_10206415155161656_5509275712642982417_n27. Nourishing Hot tomato soup for lunch at work on a cold day.
10420379_10206429425958417_8980256067919518126_n28. Play  But, not really … Détente is more like it….determination to be with me is stronger; the outstretched paw is a bit rude…
16728_10206433961991815_2941829038354483124_n29. Tethered Since my keys keep trying to escape me in the morning, I am back to tethering my keys to my pocket book…
10153738_10206440825283393_8883714000969916780_n30. Commitment This has been sitting on the back of the toilet for a while now….
10947325_10206404045643925_2330723636114883509_n31. One Done (technically NOT finished, but out of my HEAD at least!!!)

And THAT is January!

Prompts are from CY365! Interested in playing along in February? Here is the prompt list!


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Photos of the Week, CY365 Week ending 1/24/15

Sometimes, I think the implied meaning of the prompt and what the prompt turns out to be are very different things…

18. Balance
19. Space
20. Trio
21. Meal or Play?
22. Color Blocking
23. On the Third
24. Who And What

10931236_10206359837978761_5232402099128372093_n18. Balance—I think that Glinda has been turned into Rapunzel and she is in a tower…
10386746_10206367957381741_2491795535838755247_n19. Space—It was a glorious day!
10940550_10206371290745073_3247898917582663093_n20. Trio—Totally uninspired today and had a headache at work. So as I sat on the couch watching television, thinking about what I was going to do for my photo, I was scrolling through these work photos I took today. Very often, when I have a difficult piece at work, I will take photographs for reference or for proof. This specific time was for proof for a customer who disagreed that her art was in the condition that it was.
10922682_10206374555026678_3518945298179103622_n21. Meal or Play? —I am in my studio, packing for a 2 day quilt retreat. I have an untold number of UFOs, (and embarrassment of riches as far as needles go.) So why am I trying to figure out what new project to do while at retreat? Oh, PLAY! Although, I do joke that retreat is really an excuse to get together and make lots of tasty meals for each other, interrupted by long stretches of sewing…
10420291_10206383871419582_724429530496591168_n22. Color Blocking
10933912_10206391391087569_1997478843391646374_n23. On the Third—(I braked far from the car in front of me when the light turned red and turned on phone while waiting for the light to turn green; I snapped photo and put phone down before driving ) I feel like this needs to have “Don’t try this at home” scrolled over it!!
20150124-IMG_283924. Who And What—What I have always thought of as an environmental portrait, this tells a story of some quilters on retreat…

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Photos of the Week, #CY365 W/E 1/17/15

Prompts— I got them all, but not on the corresponding day…11. White  12. Frost  13. A Pop of Color  14. Be Positive  15. First Taste  16. A Snowflake  17. Powdery

10934014_10206306734611210_247113773561162329_n11. White
20150114-IMG_276912. Frost    If I were looking for how many prompts I could fit into one photo, this would win for Spot of color, Be Positive (spring WILL come,) First Taste (of winter weather) and Frost. But I don’t play the game that way!
10931011_10206315221863386_1153466665847182332_n13. A Pop of Color
20150115-IMG_278414. Be Positive (snow will melt, spring will come)
1507192_10206341280594838_2503174480205454676_n15. First Taste
20150112-IMG_273516. A Snowflake
10410777_10206351934501179_2777226473061217508_n17. Powdery

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Photos of the Week, #CY365 Week ending 1/10/15

This weeks Prompts.

4. A Reflection Of Me    5. Ensemble   6. Where I Stand    7. Solitude   8. My Gear    9. Multifaceted     10.Habit
 10407306_10206214256299310_2153141898534053354_n 4. A Reflection Of Me—and Laylabug, and my cow creamers, in the window over the sink….

 10888817_10206225372577210_8503872223050706197_n5. Ensemble—Monday morning and the gang’s all here!
10891919_10206251396027780_2384117154013179324_n6. Where I Stand—Ah, work.

 10923611_10206276442773933_1000314686359282531_n7. Solitude—Pushing the interpretation a bit, but quilting is a solitary endeavor most of the time…(don’t tell Neko that)

1012959_10206281998872832_2550184100602400375_n8. My Gear  –Once I was able to get the cat OFF of the fabric for a bit. My FIRST finish of the year!!!

10906288_10206287887220037_2657385157945527057_n9. Multifaceted—Tough prompt. I had a bunch of ideas. I had my phone with me while putting my makeup on. (And, NO, you may NOT see the SOC versions of these images, thank you very much!) I took 4 photos, put them in a collage via the app FOTOR, edited the bunch together, and then used the app PicsArt and the editing option Pop Art. I saved the first version, which took the four-square collage and multiplied it, and then ran THAT copy through the pop art edit again to get the 16 squares.

10922426_10206298295600240_6146148462814219939_n10. Habit  My daughter and I have a habit of HGTV and nails. I am a bit obsessive about glitter at the moment because it doesn’t chip. I have a bad habit of noticing any tiny imperfection in my unpainted nail, and then fussing with it until I ruin them. So, nail polish is a must. But I work with my hands, so chipping is bad!

This entire week was taken on the iPhone. It is with me, it is convenient and it’s camera is pretty good. But, straight out of the camera (SOC), most of these images would have been less than stellar, some might not even approached so-so. Except for the magic of apps. If you have a smart phone, you can get apps to do almost anything. There are some that cost $$, some that are free. I don’t think I have ever spent more than $2 on something—unless it was upgrading from a free to paid app, after it had proven itself worthwhile.

(Everything I state past this point is for APPLE products– iTunes, iPhone, iPad. I know NOTHING about any other operating systems, except that generally there is an option that will be close in Android)

The iPhone comes with a pretty decent camera. The latest upgrade on the camera itself provides you the ability to really modify and play with your photos. Before you post a photo to social media, you should at least play with the camera edit options that are available to you; you will be pleasantly surprised. One of the joys of Instagram is the power of the app. Rarely is something posted without some post-processing

Astonishing things can be done. If you look at my photos of the day, 2014, anything with CY365 in the upper left corner and ©Trish Casey-Green at the bottom was probably my phone. If I created a meme from the photo, chances are I took the photo and did all the editing on my iPhone. (Occasionally, I may have emailed myself a photo from my Canon and played on phone—like with the full moon. You just can’t take a good moon shot with a phone.) For the most part, I couldn’t tell you which app I used; they are somewhat like potato chips, you can’t buy just one…But, you can delete them from your phone easier than getting rid of potato chip weight.

A really good photo editing app to start with, because it is intuitive and it is free, and does most of the things you should want to do, is Snapseed.

There are any number of font apps; there are some that edit and do words as an extra trick, but I not really a fan. My go-to app for writing on my photos is PHONTO. (free or $1.99, I don’t recall) And, I use it in a pretty straight-forward fashion; I believe it is stronger than I know.

Why am I telling you this? I have a dSLR camera, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom; and I use my phone for a LOT of my photography! I will be going out to the Grand Canyon next month. Most definitely, my camera gear will be at least as important as my clothing choices. However, expect to see some iPhone selfies along the way!

The camera IS an IMPORTANT part of a good photo…. but the EYE of the PHOTOGRAPHER is far more important…pre and post processing…
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