iPhoneography

Patterns

I took the photo below last summer at the beautiful Anchorage Museum- I just loved the graphic elements on the wall and the line of bean bag chairs, with the pattern broken by my grandson Miles. I brought it to my photo class yesterday for our assignment on Patterns.


Landmark

As we were driving during the snowstorm of a couple weeks ago, I snapped a bunch of iPhone photos out the window. Here’s a fun one of the Apache Lodge, a Prescott landmark- edited in Snapseed and Distressed FX.


Courthouse Christmas Sunset

Lonnie and I went downtown for dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant last night and were presented with this incredible view as we stepped out of our car- a beautiful sunset behind the courthouse. I love downtown Prescott- especially at Christmastime. The only thing missing was snow- and maybe that beautiful full December moon we also saw last night (it was behind me). Photoshop could fix that- hmmm, maybe someday . . .

 


Sunset Moon II

Another view…


Granite Mountain

One of the iconic Prescott views is of Granite Mountain. I captured this shot through the windshield on our way home.


Autumn Magic

Beautiful light on autumn leaves. . .


Hanging Around Alleys

I so enjoyed exploring this Petaluma alley-  and I think the reason I took this shot was to document the amount of water in California currently- after so much drought.  Look at the ferns growing out of the wall by the drainpipe!


Blue Spring 2

This image is the second of two multiple exposures I took of the same flowers. I dearly love playing with this technique, whether in camera, in Photoshop, or on my iPhone. I’ve always loved impressionist and abstract painting and so enjoy creating images that are not a literal representation of the scene in front of me. I never know exactly how they will turn out, and I think it’s the unpredictability that is a big part of the appeal for me.


Blue Spring

A week or so ago when I was taking reflection photos, I used my iPhone to create a series of flower images using multiple exposures.

Here is one of my favorites.


Solar View

This is an abstract created using my iPhone to take a photo of a reflection on a scratchy table of an overhead light in an Albuquerque coffee shop. I took the photo, because the reflection amid the scratches looked like the sun to me. The blue shape on the lower right is the edge of my plate, the orange triangle is my napkin. The lighter blue on the left is more reflection. Other than adjusting the colors (using an iPhone app), the only thing I did in Photoshop was change the texture of the napkin so it would look less like a paper towel lying on my image, 🙂


Disappearing

We walked down to the water’s edge in the morning, and I was captivated by the little footprints disappearing into the surf.


Choices

If leaves could choose their colors, maybe they would look like this . . .


November Blues

Autumn abstract captured with iPhone


Something’s Coming

Could be?
Who knows?
There’s something due any day
I will know, right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballing down through the sky
Gleam in its eye 
Bright as rose
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach
Down the block, on the beach
Under a tree
I got a feeling there’s a miracle due
Gonna come true, comin’ to me

– from West Side Story

I used to know all the songs from West Side Story by heart as a young teenager, so I guess it’s no surprise that this is the song that popped in my head when I spotted this gigantic cloud looming over the hills as we made our way into Augie’s restaurant last weekend.

Something’s comin’, something good
If I can wait
Something’s comin’
I don’t know what it is
But it is gonna be great!

 


Fireweed Impressions

Fireweed had just begun its bloom when we were in Alaska. I used a slow shutter speed with my iPhone to create this impressionist style image.