Melancholy and iPhone Fun

Since I’ve been back, I’ve been catching up on life, and my photography work has consisted of culling and editing photos from Yellowstone and getting images edited and printed for my photography groups.  I was also 2 or 3 weeks behind in Start to Finish and Be Still 52 (Kim Klassen’s classes), but knew I would have time to catch up soon.

A couple days ago I started going through the lessons I hadn’t done and found myself feeling inspired again to create a still life. One of the more recent lessons included a preset called melancholy– and a suggestion to revisit the whole wabi-sabi idea, which I loved. I enjoyed creating this image, which is very different from my usual shooting and processing style.


And now for a couple random iPhone photos. I didn’t take many photos this week, but did enjoy processing them.

This is the bridge (over a dry wash) that we cross when we walk the trail at Willow Lake. If you look closely, you can see the white southwestern prickly poppies that are in bloom along the trail.  The basic edit was in Snapseed- and then I used one of the filters in Glaze (an app that I really don’t understand) and added some textures in Mextures, which also gave it a vignette.

Photo Jun 10- 11 23 03 AM

The photo below was taken in our front yard and is a closeup of the flowers (and fruit?) of a spiky foundation planting in our flower bed.  Now that it’s blooming, I notice this plant everywhere we go in Arizona. Last fall I cut off many of the dried stalks and put them in my old milk can on the front porch. You can see what they look like dried here. I edited the photo in Photo Wizard, which is a great app for basic editing (it even has a curves adjustment!), as well as having a zillion special filters and effects, from textures and vignettes to motion blur and a bathroom glass filter.  I have yet to explore it fully- guess I need to go on another road trip!

Photo Jun 10- 11 42 09 AM

I’m linking up with App-happy Wednesday again!

Keeping With The Times



6 responses

  1. Nice editing! I’m so happy to have found your site via Kim Klasson’s link up. I plan on learning more from Kim soon (after our son’s wedding). I’ll enjoy following you. Take care.

    June 11, 2014 at 7:34 am

  2. These are awesome images and your post if full of great tips! I am going to have to investigate Photo Wizard – it sounds like something I would like. I really like that seed pod – wish I could pick a few! Thank you for joining in with “app” happy wednesday, Melinda!!

    June 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

  3. These are lovely images! And now yet another new app to explore … Photo Wizard. Just when I fell in love with Snapseed but it sounds like Photo Wizard does some things Snapseed doesn’t. And I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t really understand Glaze either but I find it lots of fun!

    June 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  4. I keep seeing this wabi sabi… i have to go check it out! aye aye aye!!! this wednesday gathering is dangerous!

    June 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

  5. Caz

    Lovely images ! I don’t really understand the Glaze app either, but it’s fun to play with 🙂

    June 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  6. Ooh, lovely effects!

    June 12, 2014 at 7:13 am

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