I saw this fake flower in the bathroom at a winery the other day. I liked the way it looked in front of this nice window, but the fakeness of the flower kinda ruins the shot for me.
I still haven’t found a winery I like out here. I was very spoiled on the central coast of CA with all of the amazing wineries they have. I swear the white wines at this place tasted like liquid soap was the secret ingredient.
On that note, I’m heading out to Jacksonville, the wine country here in southern Oregon to go check out some galleries and maybe taste a little bit. Have a good one
Shot with camera+ and edited with Snapseed.
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
There always seems to be a fork in the road. It would be nice if there were signs letting you know what was up ahead.
Shot with ProHDR. Edited with Snapseed.
We added a bunch of plants to the garden this weekend. At least it seemed like a lot when the cart was full, but getting home and planting them in the half acre yard made it seem like we barely got anything.
I shot this with camera+ and edited with snapseed, filterstorm, and imageblender. There was a natural glow on the plant that I wanted to enhance with Filterstorm. To do that, I added blur and set the blending mode to soft light. Then I lowered the opacity to something like 40%. It was still a bit much after I’d saved, so I used imageblender to blend it with the original because its a hell of a lot faster than trying again in Filterstorm and waiting for the 5 minute save process.
If you don’t have filterstorm, you can add blur with another app and use something like imageblender or superimpose. Just set the blurred image to soft light blending mode and adjust the opacity til it looks good.
Just a self portrait in front of the window today. I used the front camera with camera+ to shoot and used the fashion filter around 70%.
I need to go shoot so I can post a review for kaleidoscope camera later today or tomorrow. I also have LensLight and 645 Pro to review still.
I’m starting to think a trip to Big Sur and Hearst Castle might be a good idea in the next few days. If I do go, I’ll definitely have lots of nice photos to share.
Yesterday was a challenging day and by the time the golden hour started I decided I needed to just jump in my car and catch the sunset somewhere. The problem was I didn’t know where I was going. Normally thats how I operate, but not at sunset because there is only so much time before the light is gone.
I cruised by the beaches, but didn’t feel like shooting there AGAIN (trust me, it does get old.) I headed inland to San Luis Obispo with an idea in my mind that I’d find a rural spot with a field against the mountains. It was a little tougher than I expected to find something like that in good light.
As I was driving, that little voice in my head said “Turn around!” So I flipped a u-turn and pulled off on some random road and drove back a little ways to find an open field just before the sun went down. This would be a great spot for a portrait session if it wasn’t on private property.
Both images were shot with ProHDR and I made only minimal edits in Snapseed. In the second image, the sun had stopped shining on the field, which meant a slightly slower shutter speed was used. Thats why the wind through the grass gave it a cool painterly effect that you can see better if you click on the image and zoom in.