Playing with my phone
I’ve learned two important lessons about photography in the last four years (and I’m not talking f-stops here. . .):
1. Light is everything.
2. Beauty is everywhere.
I know I used to know about the second one when I was a child; I’m sure all children do. I noticed everything and took note. Then I grew up and got busy. Now that I am retired I notice again. And take note. And appreciate!
The other day I was walking through my bedroom and noticed the vertical blinds-probably the least appreciated item in our home. I don’t like vertical blinds and plan to replace them someday. But that day, I noticed. And took note. And appreciated.
The next day was the day of the beginning of the Mother of all Monsoons- torrential rains and flooding fed by Hurricane Norbert pushing inland. I stayed inside (when I wasn’t running outside to make sure the hill wasn’t sliding away. . .) and set up a still life for Be Still 52 (the one I posted yesterday). I was proud of myself for remembering to take some iPhone shots as I was getting things ready. This one had a basic edit in Snapseed, with some adjustments in tone. Then I added a texture in Mextures.
I couldn’t resist taking a photo with my Lensbaby Mobile. Edited in Snapseed. Love that blur!