52 Week Smartphone Challenge, Animals, hipstamatic, iPhone, Photo Challenges, Photo Editing, Photography

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 16

This week’s theme, Shadow, is one that could be interpreted  in many different ways particularly at this time. I call this photo, Stepping Into My Space:

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/1166sec 4.15mm

What’s going on in this photo? Quite a bit. I’ll divide it into pros and cons.

Pros: I’m out on my daily allowed by the government walk, and it’s a beautiful day. The other shadow is my walking partner/teenager and we are both healthy. This is a friendly dog.

Cons: This is not my dog, it’s not on a lead, and I am both allergic and scared of dogs.

For me, this photo has a bit of conflict and tension in it. The original file lent itself well to a square edit, so I went ahead and used Hipstamatic to create the image. After an initial  shuffle of random filters, which the app will do for you with the touch of a button, I settled on a combination I liked and then did some additional edits to come up with this final version.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Cheers!

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Instagram, iPhone, One Word Sunday, Photography, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Read the Sign and it will be Fine

ISO 160 4.15mm f/2.2 1/35sec

 

 

A part of Wordless Wednesday and One Word Sunday, Humour.

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Animals, Birds, Canon 50D, Photo Challenges, Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

I snapped this picture while watching this working dog herding ducks:

ISO 320 135mm -1ev f/16 1/100

ISO 320 135mm -1ev f/16 1/100

While it is not the best photo ever, I think it does invite you to look beyond the dog to the ducks that are in his charge.

Certainly this duck was capable of looking beyond the dog, or perhaps this photo is better suited for the photo challenge called “Ignore”

ISO 320 130mm -1ev f/14 1/100

ISO 320 130mm -1ev f/14 1/100

Cheers!

 

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Birds, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized

Where have the birds gone?

I’m thinking perhaps this wandering soul knows…

Meet our neighborhood free range dog.  She does have a home and owner, is well fed, but spends a lot of time out and about.  There was a lot of chirping in the hedgerow, before she came around the corner.  Here is the closest I got to a bird this morning:

I promise there is a robin hidden in the middle of that picture.

My earlier work with the tripod set up didn’t produce much this morning.  When the light was good, there were no birds.  Tomorrow I am going to try these same settings, but from a different spot, just to see if I like it better.

ISO 640 122mm f5.6 1/125

Cheers!

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