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April Squares: Top Shots, Pompeii Detail

ISO 64 f/2.2 1/33sec 4.2mm

Day 9, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: October 24, 2017. Pompeii, Italy.

Thoughts on the Edit: Not your typical Pompeii shot, here I was just capturing an everyday detail common to all homes, decor. In a nod to the tragedy of Pompeii, I’ve kept the photo just slightly blurry and also a bit faded. The Luminar Look, Bespoke Film, has been added.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

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April Squares: Top Shots, Pigs in a Pile

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/358sec 4.2mm

Day 8, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: September 24, 2017. Wimpole Estate and Farm. Yesterday I mentioned English Heritage, up today, National Trust.  In addition to a house, Wimpole also has a farm and plenty of open space. This photo was taken on a visit where they were hosting a 1940’s weekend.

Thoughts on the Edit: The photo has the Luminar Look, Elegant, applied at 64%. The full photo includes the mother pig sleeping nearby, although she is cropped out for this interpretation.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

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April Squares: Top Shots, English Countryside Part 2

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/1972 sec 4.2mm

Day 6, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: May 21, 2017. Wadenhoe. Notice that large cow there? Good, give it and all livestock plenty of space while walking through the countryside. There are rules concerning where and how you can walk through the countryside, it’s all about commonsense and respect. Today’s photo is a continuation of yesterday’s. If yesterday was a scene I commonly came across while walking, today’s is not.

Thoughts on the Edit: The Luminar Look applied here is Blue and White at 58%.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

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Daily Record Weekly Wrap-up, hipstamatic, iPhone, Photography

Daily Record Weekly Photo Wrap-Up: Week 57

This week I’m super grateful for all the wide-open spaces that I can walk to, that are close to my home.  Like last week, this week’s gallery has all been shot on my walk:

Welcome to this week’s instalment of my daily photographic record. Posts in this series will be photos from the week before, roughly Friday through Friday. This, once a week, wrap-up post will publish on Sunday. The photos for this post will be in a gallery format, they will have all been taken on my phone. The captions on the photos will be an indication of the photo-editing software used to edit them, or simply “as-shot” for those that are unedited.

Writing a weekly wrap up with a gallery is a way for me to gather my thoughts on what has caught my attention in the previous week. It will be a way of filtering through what I am thinking about photographically. I’ll also be able to come back to these posts and look at what trends emerge over time.

As with all my posts, your comments are welcome. I appreciate your interaction with my work here on this blog. It is my intention to publish in this series on Sunday. Every Sunday that is possible. Looking at my year, I already know there are some weeks where I will not be close enough to my technology to make a post possible. In an effort to keep this project pleasant for myself, I won’t be attempting catch-up posts.

Hope to see you in the comments below and in this space next week!

Cheers!

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge, iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 14

This week the theme is Center Frame. A few additional instructions were provided and the photo is also to include the ideas of isolation and loneliness. Wow, considering that all the themes were set well in advance, this one certainly seems pretty timely:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/1350sec 4.2mm

This photo, taken near my home, certainly speaks to the near-empty landscape. To add to the feeling of loneliness I’ve added the Luminar Look, Cold Film, and a fairly significant vignette.  You can let me know in the comments below if you feel this is successful or not.

Cheers!

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April Squares: Top Shots, Ely Cathedral

ISO 250 f/2.2 1/17sec 4.2mm

Day 4, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: April 1, 2017. Ely Cathedral Octagon Tower tour. Ely Cathedral is a place I’ve visited several times in my four years of living here in England. They have two separate tower tours and a floor tour. They also host a lot of events.

Thoughts on the Edit: I had a couple of versions of this before settling on the one above.  I thought a black and white might be nice, but somehow I couldn’t quite bring myself to leave the color behind.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.

Cheers!

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