Week 11, Photo of the day 2017

(three quarters of) a dozen projects…Three of the same, but different…Low angle shot…bonus cat photos…off prompt again (sick day with cats)…Three of the same but different-take two…Off prompt getting my Irish on…off prompt the couple who goes to patient first together stays together…

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Photos of the Week. CY365, W/E 10/17/15

12107010_10208440229347245_8839886695923165631_n Fall leaves. (plants inside, and of course, dug up by cat immediately.)

12168064_10208439857377946_1232154511_n (1) Orange. Art gallery opening at Side Street Gallery.

12166938_10208437140310021_1469960122_n Glowing. (Mars, Venus, Jupiter.)

12167180_10208429848327726_1161669427_n Choices. This layout, or…

12167738_10208418655607915_1200518133_n (1) Precursor. (to Christmas gifts!)

12048959_10208416488073728_1623112991_n (1) Wow factor. Hope the movie will be exciting!12166682_10208447714134360_992223054_n First Halloween casualty.

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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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The Week in Photos, week ending 7/26/14

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20. Heat Wave
21. Hidden Treasures
22. Luminosity
23. The Number 3
24. In a Jar

25. Chain Link Fence
26. In a Line

 

10581742_10204852528136957_457546316_o21. Hidden Treasures—leftovers
photo dg 122. Luminosity—at 65 mph
10563442_10204836691661055_1632279663_n23. The Number 3 (I have three good tires)
photo 2fgf24. In a Jar—Every beach we visit, we bring back sand to put on our bathroom shelf.
10555414_10204821645044899_768164777_o25. Chain Link Fence—or cage. Laylabug wanted to feed Tatiana, so got into the cage with a spoon and closed the door behind her!
phontokop26. In a Line—well, a messy line, but I am SEWING in a straight line!

10570622_10204848434914629_1526427566_n  Somebody didn’t want to take a nap on Monday.

This week in PHOTOS, CY365 WE 5-24-14

This weeks prompts

18. Hope
19. Where I Stand
20. Devotion
21. 20
22. Beauty
23. Make Believe
24. Finished

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10357984_10204354351282847_1491127532_n18. Hope —that I can get to the tuna! Tuna Macaroni salad for dinner. It’s killing him… #Neko#badkitty

10339719_10204384247990246_5152872294502304076_n19. Where I Stand —Virginia Beach!

10394583_10204374469985802_7542498560553222861_n21. 20 (20/20, eyeglasses)—I haven’t been using the prompts every day, because if something strikes my fancy, I shoot that. Today I actually looked at the email with the prompt (eyeglasses) and I thought of this. The New Testament belonged to my husbands dad, and the eyeglasses to his great grandmother, if I recall correctly. My mother-in-law gave these to me a few years ago.
10362713_10204367391968856_1319239790_n22. Beauty  This little petunia is a flower of opportunity. NoNoNeko destroyed the plant living here and so I sat the planter outside and promptly forgot it. From somewhere landed a petunia seed….
10374381_10204379779558538_169420182_n23. Make Believe  —The Rubber Duck Project comes to Norfolk!

These last two photos don’t fit any new prompts, but could be doubles for Make Believe and Beauty–

10388413_10204391217564481_904664300_n Waldo was a little upset that he didn’t get to go see Rubber Duck at the museum yesterday, so I let him take a ride on the much smaller replica we bought as a souvenir.

1469970_10204398065815683_2300716121727731158_n The scent of magnolia is one of the most beautiful parts of late spring…