This is Roxy. My friends in Oregon got chickens not long ago. Naturally, we had to play with them a bit, on my first day there. One of my friends grabbed Roxy and put her up on this post, which is 7 or 8 feet off the ground. It gave me a perspective that I liked, so I took a photo with my iPhone.
I remember saying she looked majestic, as I was taking the photo. They all laughed, until they saw the edited version. Then they saw what I saw and used words like “epic” to describe it haha.
Someone in Oregon told me this could be a postcard. I’m sure it could sell in the country, not so much in silicon valley. Anyways, I’ll give the file to my friend to use as his background/screensaver because he loves it and I’m sure he wants to show it off.
I edited the image with Snapseed, used a guest formula in Mextures, and used TouchRetouch to remove the wire because I found it distracting.
This is the original.
My friend was driving me around southern Oregon, when we spotted this truck in a field. She decided we should stop so I could take photos of it.
Sometimes, people can be funny when they find out I’m a professional photographer. They want to show me all of the places, or things, in their area that they think are cool, or beautiful. Most of the time, its something mildly interesting, so I’ll play along and say “nice,” or something to that effect, and snap a quick shot that I’m never going to use, because it wasn’t amazing. One big problem is that they don’t understand the importance of light, and think we can go create awesome photos in the middle of the day. If I take a photo in bad light, I consider it a scouting shot, and I try to go back in better conditions.
Anyways, every once in a while, they do show me something interesting, like an old truck in a field. Although it was about 1pm when I shot this, the clouds helped created an interesting image because they were really amazing that day. I found myself watching them constantly on this trip.
Though this was a brief trip, it was jam packed, so I have more to share. I got snowed on while hiking in the snow, found some falls, explored an abandoned property, and had a wonderful conversation over beer with Meri Walker (iphone art girl.)
Shot with ProHDR using an iPro super wide angle lens. The first image was edited with TangledFX. The second was edited with Snapseed.