I discovered a nature park close to home and took my iPhone4 to snap pictures. When I came across this bridge, I had to photograph it — my favorite subjects are ordinary objects. Plus, bridges have always seemed magical to me, kind of like portals to otherworldly places. This post processed version of the bridge captures a magically peaceful quality I felt in the woods that day. I have the sense that if I step onto the bridge, I'll walk out on the other side in a brand new world.
:: Photo-Heart Connection: One thing most people don't know about me is that I'm terrified of doing new things. Something as simple as finding a nature park to visit isn't something I would typically do without a lot of motivation. That's what I'm enjoying most about iPhoneography - it's dragging me out of my shell. When I muster up the courage to get out of my comfort zone, I can discover wonderful, magical places!
In my grandmother’s room, everything is just as she left it, as if she just died yesterday instead of over 20 years ago. This is another photo captured at my aunt’s home, where grandmother passed away. My grandmother, aunt and mother are all great seamstresses, so this image captures a very personal aspect of their family story.
The August Creative Iphoneography Challenge is to photograph a pattern and use it in a work of art. I photographed the brightly colored square pattern on a journal (see below) and blended it with a recycled purple flower image. I used Aquarella and Photo Artista Haiku to tone down the bright pattern to a gentle watercolor. The completed abstract feels happy and playful to me. See the Workflow.
Another Drive By Shooting. Since this photo captured mostly the inside of the underpass as I drove through it, I played up the contrast in shapes and colors giving it an abstract look. I wanted to create a balance between the sharpness of the straight lines and the softness of the grunge effect.
I just joined another Google+ community called Post Processing Enthusiasts. I’m finding I enjoy these groups, where everyone takes the same photo and processes it different ways. Great learning experience and fun to see others’ artistic interpretations.
The original image above was taken by group member, Peter Pfeiffer. Below is my take on the image. You can view the post HERE. I was pretty excited to see it come out this way. I’ve been trying to replicate some of the flower iphoneography that I’ve seen by Paul (Skipology) and David Hayes. Hasn’t come out quite the way I wanted until this one. Now to see if I can repeat on one my own flower photos….