Alternate Hosta No. 1. David Hayes, 2012
The February, 2012 edition of “Dave’s App Recipe Book” happens just one week from today…on Wednesday, February 15th! On this day my blog, Clearer Reflections, will host yet another chapter of this collaborative on-line project. Here is your chance to not only show off your latest smart phone photography but to also share your favorite “recipes” on how you created your image….and to find out how others created theirs. There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned swap!!
All you need is to do are two things. First, post your image on your own blog, website, or Flickr site on February 15th. Along with this image, give a step-by-step “recipe” on how you created it. Be as specific as you can as we’ll all be taking notes. (I know I will!) Your image can be on any subject you wish and you can use as many apps as you want. You can also post as many images as you want! The only stipulation is that your image(s) must be created entirely “in-camera” or iPad.
On February 15th, I will post a list of all participants and their links on Clearer Reflections so that everyone can be sure to find your pics and recipes. Please (and this is important!) email me with a link to your post when it goes up so I can add it to my list on my blog. My email address is: clearerreflections (at) hotmail (dot) com.
I’m looking forward to this month’s edition…I hope you join in the fun! If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. And…because the more the merrier, please pass this post on to those who you know who would also be interested!)
One last thing…I hope you noticed my new “logo” for this project. (I like the distinquished look it gives me…) I thought it also might be fun to also post two versions of the logo…just in case you want to use them on your blog….
I liked the flower series I posted last week…thought there were some interesting things going on in each version. And I liked that each one allowed me to explore a little more about each of the apps I used to create a particular version. (I was particularly impressed with what one could do withProHDR!) Yet…I didn’t think any of them stood out as much as “Threshold”.
“Threshold” started out as a very high contrast picture of a frosted window taken in a downtown building. The light was pouring through “just right”….giving the glass this unearthly glow. It was one of those moments where you quickly grab some shots knowing that you could put them to use later….
I hadn’t planned how “Threshold” came out….I just started exploring. Not liking what was happening at first, I decided to go outside the box a bit and try Toon Paint on it. The more I tweaked and adjusted, the more I liked what I saw! After settling on an Edge setting of 80-85%, Gray @ 80-85%, and Black @ 60%…I then did a little “painting” selectively putting some blues into the panes. Then….after saving this version…I reopened in Camera Bag and applied a “Thick” border, “Square” crop, and a “Colorcross” filter to complete the image….which was totally different than what I had first envisioned. (I always like it when this happens!) I still have the original shots to work with on a different day…
Thanks for visiting…have a great week!!