iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography, Squares

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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iPhone, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography, Squares

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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11-22mm Lens, Canon 50D, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography, Squares

April Squares: Top Shots, Hadrian’s Wall

ISO 800 f/13 1/1000sec 16mm

Day 7, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: August 16, 2017. Hadrian’s Wall, several spots along the Wall are maintained by English Heritage

Thoughts on the Edit: Although now a square, the original file was captured with a wide-angle lens. The edit has the Luminar Look, Camden Desat, applied. I also experimented with the Orton effect filter, using it on two layers, the initial edits layer and the final edits layer. I’ve not ever tried that before and what I was specifically working on was the look of the sky.

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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50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Luminar, Photo Challenges, Photography, Squares

April Squares: Top Shots, English Countryside

 

ISO 800 f/22 1/320sec 50mm

Day 5, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: April 12, 2017. A field near Buckland Abbey. This photo is one typical of the landscape during lambing season. Walking through the countryside is something I never got tired of doing.

Thoughts on the Edit: I wanted to keep the idea of motion in the photo, so I did not do a lot of sharpening. This photo has the Luminar Look, Metro Tokyo L4 Film added. A bit ironic considering that Tokyo is halfway around the world.

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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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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