Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Too windy...

modern building clouds and textures by Kim Klassen
Taken with my iPhone - Textures by Kim Klassen
Yes, it has definitely been much too windy to get a decent flower shot these days and so I decided to try something new. Buildings have the advantage that they don't move in the wind - at least not normally...

For this image I decreased the saturation a bit and then used Kim's textures Cool Grunge and KK2 - that's it. It amazes me that it looks a bit like a sketch.

Enjoy the last day of July and have a great start into August, where I'm sure we'll all meet for August Break! Now off to see all the beautiful pictures over at Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Weekend

taken with iPhone orange yellow flower
Taken with my iPhone

Thank you all so much for your lovely and encouraging comments and emails on my post last week! I can't tell you how much I appreciate them!

And so I didn't want to let this (headache-filled) week pass without thanking you and wishing you a most fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I fear I lost it...

Kim Klassen's textures on pink roses
Taken with my iPhone and processed with Kim's textures Elevate and Trust

I was so looking forward to playing around with textures for Texture Tuesday, and today's rule to simply use 2 of Kim's textures on one's photo gave so much opportunity for play... and here I am - totally frustrated with my photos and my use of textures.

However happy I am when snapping photos with my iPhone, I tend to get more and more frustrated when uploading them on my computer, let alone trying to process them. I always loved to play around with textures, but now I can't decide which textures to use, try around almost endlessly and then I don't like the results.

I still love taking photos with my iPhone, but I also notice that I take different photos with my iPhone than with my DSLR, photos I'm not sooo satisfied with most of the time. Well, maybe it's just my impatience to be able to get going again with my Canon... but I do hope to get back that feeling of satisfaction after playing with textures and loving the photos I take.

Though I'm not really happy with my photo today, I'll still put it up here so as not to lose the routine of posting that I'm trying to get into again.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Natural Beauty

white hydrangea flower iphone
Taken with my iPhone and processed with Kim's Freebie "LetGo"

I've read that Kim Klassen declared the "Natural Edition" for this week's Texture Tuesday and I thought this natural beauty would be just perfect to participate.

I hope your days are full of beauty, too!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's Summer!

wearing no socks foot shot for fromwhereistand

For me, it's a sure sign for summer, when I can wear my Tevas... You must know I always have cold feet and it takes a lot to get me out of my socks...!

You've probably seen similar feet shots on Instagram where Holly aka Soupatraveler is posting hers, there is even a Flickr group for this kind of captures, and I must say I gave them a try (several actually) myself. But, try as I may, they always look kind of funny - sometimes the angle is so weird, giving the impression that I'm either a giant with small feet or vice versa, then I discover on the photos that my shoes are in urgent need of shoe polish, or that I should buy new shoes altogether...

And you can consider yourself lucky that I spare you photos of my feet in thick comfy wool socks (did I mention my ever cold feet...) wearing Birkenstocks - don't worry, I only wear that combination at home, where no one can see it (ahem, other than my husband that is...)!

However, I can live with that feet shot above, which I took as proof of a warm summer day.

By the way, that's the nail polish I'm wearing - unfortunately it's disappointingly invisible, not only on the photo...

nail polish almost invisible

Happy 4th of July to all my friends in the United States, and a wonderful day for everyone!

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