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 1/10/15

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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Photo A Day, CY365 MONTH of October 2014 (second try!)

So, I forgot I had set this to auto-publish, and I hadn’t added all the photos…

Trying something a bit different this month…All the photos for the month are in one post.  And, can I just whine a tiny bit and say that not a single soul has asked me where my weekly updates are? (sniff Sad smile)

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October-CY365-Photo-Challenge-List-2014 THIS is the list. The photos of the month may or may not connect to a prompt, but I did take my daily photo!1743615_10205674556607155_321668099937502334_n1380009_10205674556447151_5790784315104107174_n1010285_10205646553907105_3290596569691282933_nIMG_230910410857_10205632090225522_1285947334526618537_n10406732_10205601579262767_5553441968668407128_n1743659_10205561359697303_6212791574450220979_n10154337_10205517252194643_354445221223726995_n10690109_10205650126956429_6719452368282380332_n1459917_10205657670385010_2421142177202080097_n

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Photos of the Week: CY365, Week ending 9/27/14

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This week, we will just pretend the prompts don’t exist, ok? Because, really, maybe one photo works with them, IF you are flexible on definition.

However, I think there are a few nice photos, prompt-less though they may be!

21. Hold On
22. Goodbye Summer
23. Who?
24. The Number One
25. Morning Light
26. A Street View
27. A Friendly Face

10644213_10205406887515595_1324015191997222161_o  Ah, Neko…

10705208_10205371979642920_1604641507_n  My poor husband really had to beg, but look, I did some mending!

10621830_10205380050844695_2066926187_n  September morning, Autumn!
1476317_10205406923476494_2099424457017333270_n  Hmm, what kind of trouble can I get into and will anyone notice if I steal a straight pin?
10716274_10205401740146914_1563585667_n  A Where I Stand kind of photo (or, if you must have the whole truth, another “Oh, right. I have to take a photo today” photo.)
10704825_10205382725271554_1009426750_n My new handwork project. No. I have no idea what I will be doing with these honeycombs; I just wanted something to do in front of the TV.
10708089_10205410422203960_1107740421_n I bought Laylabug this mirror for her new room and until I get it to her, it’s leaning against the table in my studio. I was working on a quilt top this morning and liked the concept.

Photos of the Week, CY365 Week Ending 9/20/14

Late, but…It doesn’t seem that anyone missed it, either…. (Sniff Crying face ) These photos don’t necessarily fall chronologically on the prompt date…

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14. What A Mess
15. Changes

16. The Eyes Have It

17. A Circle
18. Between
19. Where I Stand
20. A Reflection

10653419_10205365411558722_7314034510909827729_n   14. What A Mess—I was a pile of blubbering teary-eyed joy at the wedding of Jamie and Claire Fraser!
IMG_125415. Changes—As the Scottish people were deciding to stay or go, I was working on framing an old Union Jack flag.  (The framing job turned out great, the vote? Eeh. It’s not my country, so…)
IMG_1198  16. The Eyes Have It- Bathtime!
10708246_10205320298350920_550853004_n  17. A Circle. Laylabug came out of the bathroom and handed me a cup, full of change. She told me she had found some gold doubloons!
10705193_10205314618368924_924442207_n  18. Between—the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. If I have willpower, THAT would be where I close the book and go to sleep.
10178098_10205355153182269_7456504484736460795_n  19. Where I Stand—My quilt is finished! (and standing on it’s own two feet!!??)
 1549333_10205358022534001_2804015477695121758_n  20. A Reflection—Do you see what I see? When you see me pulled over, hazard lights on, crouched on the side of the road with a camera, do you wonder what caught my eye?

Photos of the week, W/E 8/30/14 CY365

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Not a lot of terribly exciting images this week, but I hit most of the prompts!

24. Where I Stand
25. Tradition
26. Making Plans

27. Two of a Kind
28. A Backpack
29. Distinctive
30. A Different Perspective

10621818_10205112530076843_161518595_n24. Where I Stand  That must have been one party! This is what I woke up to the other morning.
10613925_10205090739052081_787776832_n25. Tradition  Monday mornings, our tradition is breakfast with a friend!
10656458_10205142761232603_1248148388_n10622373_10205082996378519_118497579_n26. Making Plans—My plan is for some sewing, Neko is waiting for his person so he can play!

10637776_10205093514081455_221965652_n29. Distinctive  Artist at work!
20140828-20140828-IMG_004230. A Different Perspective—I am standing outside the window, but as there is no inside to this wall, I look through it and see outside! Along with a bit of outside growing along the sill.

10603046_10205142764712690_1386052552_n My pincushion kind of horrified my husband.  He thought it a very painful looking thing, indeed. I told him it probably wasn’t comfortable for the person whose heart  might be represented, had it been a voodoo doll!  (but, it isn’t!)

Photos of the Day, Week Ending 8/23/14 #CY365

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17. Eye Level
18. Starts with “C”

19. Not Necessary
20. The Number 5
21. Serene
22. Green
23. Portraits

10609338_10205073123331699_325388582_n17. Eye Level

10643365_10205092360652620_858313804_n18. Starts with “C”  Cookie Monster Strikes Again…
10620895_10205067097941068_460439176_n19. Not Necessary
10351656_10205041152532449_2512062441637010275_n20. The Number 5
10615598_771858719524087_4404006739806595054_n21. Serene…. Dragonfly…

10637977_10205092185248235_1636272922_n22. Green
10490124_10205067055420005_1009608477_n23. Portraits