App Happy and Catching Up

It’s App Happy Wednesday over at Keeping With the Times, so I’m posting a couple road trip/through the window shots today.  I’m also catching up with my Start to Finish 2 Lessons, so my still life images are on here today as well.

First the iPhone photos! After a day and a half of driving (actually riding, as my husband- who has been suffering from allergies and asthma- was doing ALL the driving. . .), I was happy to see red rock as we got to southern Utah, a sign that we were close to Arizona. I think the first shot was edited in Snapseed, and then I added the text/graphic with Rhonna.  The second photo was edited in PS Touch, because I needed to do some cloning- and then I added texture with Photo Wizard.

Photo Jun 02- 10 49 02 AM

Photo Jun 02- 12 24 55 PM


Now for the Start to Finish lesson! The assignment was to create a still life that included eggs.  Hurray- something I actually have! No browsing in antique stores for me today! I realized straightaway that still life photography is still challenging for me. I feel confident in the photography and the processing- but not with the styling. I am so in awe of my classmates and their styling ability! I found that what works for me is keeping it simple; when I add too many elements, it all falls apart.


This above image was one of my last shots. Filling the frame and using a shallow depth of field- definitely my comfort zone!



The above macro shot may not technically be a still life- you barely notice the other eggs!

And here is a from above shot, which I do love doing.



I found myself opting for a darker, more matte processing style today. The blue and brown tones seemed washed out with my usual editing, and I found reducing exposure and using a matte curve gave me the look I was going for.  In Photoshop I added Kim Klassen’s simple texture- and called it done!

I also played catch up with some Flickr challenges- and discovered that one of them, fast food, worked with my egg theme!


No special processing here- just a quick Lightroom edit.  This might be my favorite of the day!


8 responses

  1. I really like that last one also, so simple and so effective. All are really wonderful but that one speaks volumes.

    June 4, 2014 at 5:39 am

  2. wendy0322

    I really liked the macro shot! Color combo is appealing, brown eggs, blue towel…Great shot of “the scenic route”.

    June 4, 2014 at 8:37 am

  3. I love your phone edit! Really well done. And who says you can’t do ‘styling’? Looks to me like you aced it! All the egg shots are wonderful but, yeah, that last one is just so totally unexpected that it takes the prize.

    June 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

  4. Olivia Fulmer

    Love these images–all of them! I struggle with styling still life sets as well, but yours are beautiful. I love the blue and brown tones.

    June 4, 2014 at 10:46 am

  5. Good heavens! your still life setups are stunning! I love the blue tones and the brown eggs, the dof, all of it! And I love your iPhone photos – great processing and texture in PS Touch. Thanks so much for linking up today!

    June 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  6. Claudia Lowery

    i like the grain of the wooden spoon and the dots on the egg…..they go together, nice !

    June 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  7. Tra Boxer

    WOW! Your are good, beyond good, Thanks T.——————————————–

    June 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  8. I think you did fabulous on your egg shots. I haven’t ever used PSTouch to clone. I’ll have to try it. I usually use Touch Retouch. Love your edits

    June 7, 2014 at 6:21 am

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