A Challenge Completed

I somewhat impulsively joined the 21 Day Juice Challenge on instagram a few weeks ago.  It was a good idea for me, because I was getting bored with my phone photos and needed a reason to practice.  I drink smoothies several times a week normally- how hard would it be to do it every day and take a photo?

Well, I actually enjoyed the project and was inspired to try new combinations of ingredients so that my photos wouldn’t all be the same.  I also tried to use different apps and styles most days- although at the end I was pretty dry creatively.  There was only one day where I didn’t like the smoothie I made-  Day 15- but at least I got a good photo!


I wish I could say that I created the layout on my phone, but I didn’t- I used Lightroom.  The two apps that I used the most were Snapseed for a basic edit- and Pixlr Express.  I also used Mextures, PicStitch, and Rhonna.

And here is a bonus shot I took at our Courthouse Square over the weekend.

Photo Jul 06, 9 58 29 PMI used Snapseed (basic edit), Mextures,  and Pixlr Express for this shot of these wonderful musicians.  I used one of the stylize filters in Pixlr Express to create a painted effect- I think I did it twice- and then blurred the whole image, brushing it off the main subjects.  I finished it off with a texture from Mextures- and then back into PixlrExpress for the frame.  All completed while binge-watching Damages (with Glenn Close) on Netflix!

Linking up with App-Happy Wednesday today!

Keeping With The Times


5 responses

  1. What a fun challenge! This is an impressive group of shots. Each could stand alone but together they create a wonderful image. Looking forward to sampling a smoothie or two soon!

    I love, love, love the musicians. This belongs on an album cover.

    July 9, 2014 at 6:04 am

  2. Caz

    Love your layout and congrats on completing the challenge too ! ( I may have to check out Damages….I’ve run out of things to watch on Netflix ! )

    July 9, 2014 at 6:23 am

  3. LOVE your smoothie collage, and the nice variety of colors and pov’s! I am so mundane, my smoothie was mostly the same ingredients every day so I didn’t shoot a photo of them all. The musician photo is spectacular! Very artful. That is what I like about using apps.

    July 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

  4. I followed your smoothie adventure on IG and enjoyed it so much. Your photos are fantastic and make for a great collage! I really love that last shot too – what wonderful processing! Thanks for playing along at “app” happy wednesday!

    July 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

  5. love that bonus shot, and so fun of an edit. Also you smoothie collage is fun and makes me want to go make a smoothie

    July 10, 2014 at 5:24 am

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