Seattle has had unseasonably warm weather. In fact, after breaking cold records, we now are breaking warm records. Climate change? I don’t know. There is still a tiny bit of snow on the ground on our street.
This plant I believe, is called a Spurge. It’s hard to tell because there are so many and they all look different. Believe it or not, this is not its flower. It has so many incarnations and each one is incredibly beautiful.
Enjoy your day.
After lunch the other day, Warren and I went for a walk in a local neighborhood. As we walked along, I spotted this little bunch of croci.
Most of the croci had been flattened by the ten inches of snow we had earlier this winter. Seattle is not used to getting that much snow.
I first put these in Tangledfx with one of my presets. Then I put it in Lightroom and used the color squares (I don’t know what they are called) to add in just a touch of blue.
I am so sick of snow and absolutely ready for Spring and flowers and warmer weather!
Enjoy your day.
This is the second in a series of obscured portraits. I am doing these as a result of a really wonderful class I’ve been taking from Tricia Dewey. You can get information on the class here. She also has many other great classes that you can check out.
I did this piece on my iPad Pro. The apps I will discuss can also all be used on an iPhone.
I applied several textures. Some were textures I had taken at the ocean last Christmas.
I started out with an app I’ve had around for a long time and not used much. I think I had really under rated it. It’s called Repix. I really like the brushes down towards the end. Especially charcoal, chalk, Van Gogh and drips.
I took the piece into Snapseed and applied one of the new looks they have. I think I used Accentuate to bring out the colors in the piece.
Then I took it into iColorama and used the Paint brushes. I also applied Style/Coherence. iColorama is the app that just keeps on giving. Just when I think I might have it somewhat figured out, I find out more.
I enjoyed making this obscured piece. I hope you enjoy it.
I am taking a class from my friend Tricia Dewey. It is called Obscured. You can check it out here.
We are working on portraits and obscuring them. It’s very interesting.
We are working on our iPads. The main app we are using is Art Studio Pro. It is very close to Photoshop. I am pleasantly surprised by this. It is a very robust app and you can use very large documents with many layers and we are using 50 undo levels.
You can import all the Photoshop brushes, gradients, patterns, etc.
We are also using Snapseed, and Repix.
In this image I started with iColorama using the Brush in Rebound to lay down textures and then moved into Art Studio Pro as well as the other two apps.
Tricia has many other wonderful classes at her web site that are well worth checking out.
These apps can all be used on the iPhone.
Have a great day.
My husband went hiking this morning and I got up early so I could see the sunrise. It was gorgeous. I’m go glad I bothered to get my rear end out of bed.
We have been on Maui for a month and we go home next week. I’ve seen and photographed lots of sunsets. But a sunrise is different. It is more delicate. It comes in so subtly. No matter how you edit it, it stays very soft and simple.
Sunrise is a great time of day. No one is out and about. You can sit and drink your coffee and no one bothers you. It was just me, Maalaea Bay and this beautiful sunrise coming up over Haleakala volcano.
To say I don’t want to go home next week is putting it mildly.
My neighbors grow some gorgeous roses. I love to take my iPhone and go for a walk in my neighborhood and take photos of their roses.
This particular rose is one of my favorites. Year after year It has given me superb photos.
The best part about photographing your neighbor’s roses is you don’t have to hassle with the care of the roses. No dealing with aphids or any of that.
Have a great day.
These are more shells I did. I used an app called Decim8 after I shot the shells.
Decim8 takes pixels and mixes them up and down and sideways. It is known as a Glitch app. There are several Glitch apps out there for iPad and iPhone but this is one of the better ones. Unfortunately this one really only works on the iPhone.
It is slow and crashes on both generations of the iPad.
I have a first generation iPad and it really gives me fits.
One thing that helps is to reboot the iPad prior to using the app.
The good news is Apple is coming out with new iPad Pros in June.