I popped into downtown Lawrence this afternoon to run a few quick errands and noticed the amazing colors that seemed to be everywhere. I shot these photos with my iPhone 8 Plus in portrait mode and edited with the VSCO app.
The iPhone 8 Plus uses two cameras in this mode. A 12mp wide angle lens and a 12mp telephoto lens. The telephoto lens is what actually captures the image. While it’s doing that, the wide-angle lens is busy capturing data about how far away the subject is, which it then uses to create a nine-layer depth map. You have five modes of light to choose from, natural, studio, contour, stage and stage mono. You can even edit the light mode after you take the shot. Cool, right?
I Love the shallow depth of field I get with this mode. The specs say it’s an f1.8 equivalent. Even though you have to shoot in the standard 4:3 format, you can always crop square. It has definitely become my go to mode.
Cabin fever had set in with the Artic Vortex in full blast for the past couple of days. Today it was in the mid 30’s and I just had to get out of the house and take some photos. I was amazed by all of the splahes of color I found on my quick walk. I took these with my Nikon D800 and my 85mm lens. My intention was to edit them in black and white but then I ran the Epic action from MCP’s Inspire collection and the color just popped. I love these actions because they are quite versitile and allow me to use my artisic painting skills to make the photos unique. These images are also available in the shop. Stay warm and fuzzy!
I loved these Summer pink daisies so much I had to bring them home and throw them in a Mason Jar to brighten up my kitchen. Of course I had to take some photos of them using my new Sweet 35 optic for my Lensbaby. I wanted the pink to really pop so I used a little color pop action from Florabella to enhance the color. I then added a bit of texture to give it a vintage feel. Imagine having these images to brighten up any room in your house all year long. How would you hang them? In a vertical row? Horizontal Row? Diagonal Row? The possibilities are amazing.
I took this image of my neighbor’s flowering plant. I am not sure what sort of plant it is, Hosta maybe, but I like the flower. Do Hostas bloom? It is a mild cloudy day here so the colors of the world were just amazing. I only ran a slight color action because the colors SOOC, straight out of camera, were already quite nice. My 365 Project is clicking along. I am already trying to decide what to do for my next project. Any thoughts?
I wanted to share the roses that I bought yesterday and did not photograph because I got distracted by the Baby’s Breath. I like the tones and textures in this image. I can see the color slowly creeping back into my work as this long, cold Winter comes to an end. Maybe. I bought some new Calphalon cookware today. I was simply fed up with our old, mismatched no lids cookware. I am actually looking forward to cooking dinner tonight. Isn’t it amazing that something so basic as a pan can make you happy? Or maybe that’s just me 😀
Here in Lawrence we have a lot of old signs attached to buildings as sort of a remembrance of years past. My friend asked me this weekend to take a photo of this particular sign for his grandmother whose maiden name is Raney. I like doing little projects like this because I know it will make her happy. I ran the whipped cream and dirty bleach actions from Nelly Nero and merged them together in photoshop. I like the effect. I also made a black & white version which you can see here. Until tomorrow!
I thought long and hard about how to make these images work together. I settled upon vibrant color and black and white to try and emphasize the contrast of nature vs. industrial. I really like the pop of the red trailer against the background.
I wanted to concentrate on light in this digital painting. I like the dramatic effect of the extreme white daisy with the ones that fade into the background. I am going to focus more on dramatic natural light for the next week.
I really enjoy making these digital paintings. My friend D wants me to make many of these to decorate her home. So far, I have made three of them, and I love them all. I have a BFA in painting, however, I have been so obsessed with making photos these digital paintings are as close to that as I can muster right now. Hope you enjoy them 🙂