Phoneography – Challenger’s Choice: Still Life

I wanted to post this yesterday when I realized on Lens and Pens by Sally it was Challenger’s Choice. For my entry, I chose STILL LIFE.  The photo itself was quite accidental but I like it.  Here’s the original.  Freckles is the model!

Freckles orig

Freckles

iPhone5 and Camera360

I tried to use an app called Camera360.  Apparently, I haven’t really figured out how to use this app.  I wanted to make it look like a painting. Once I got it the way I wanted, I couldn’t figure out how to get it out of Camera360. I didn’t want to use Facebook, I don’t use Instagram, and I’ve never heard of the other sites they listed.  I just wanted to email it to me or save it to my iPhone or computer.  I finally was able to copy it from the app’s Cloud but it’s so small.  If anyone uses this app for iPhone and/or iPad, please feel free to give me a hand!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

From The Daily Post at WordPress — Focus. This week’s challenge is inspired by Matthew George’s post on focus, in which he introduced us to the basics of depth of field and aperture. He explained what an image with a shallow depth of field looks like (or conversely, a photo with a greater depth of field), and how the aperture setting on your camera affects it.

Well, since I used my iPhone 5, there was no adjusting the “focus”, the lens, or anything else for that matter! I’m basically a point and shoot kind of person — especially since I don’t have a fancy camera anymore! So, here’s my take on this week’s Photo Challenge of FOCUS.

It seems that most of my photos are of my animals.  Hmm, now why is that I wonder?  Guess it’s just because they’re here because they’re certainly not very cooperative in front of the camera.  Seems every time I point a camera at them when they’re posed so adorably, they’ll see me and suddenly have to be in my lap or run away.  Oh, well.

This first photo is Nicky.  I brought him in when he was about ten months old and skinny as a rail.  He’s six years old now, thriving and ornery!  I’m not sure what he was focused on in this picture but it allowed me to get up close and personal!  This photo was taken with my iPhone 5 and is unretouched.

DID YOU SEE THAT? FOCUS!

DID YOU SEE THAT? FOCUS!

Here’s another one of my little kitties.  Her name is Inky.  She’s probably around 4 years old and just about as sweet as they get.  She was sitting on my lap ignoring me while I was trying to see if I could get any interesting pictures of her cat eyes!

I'M FOCUSING ON YOU!

I’M FOCUSING ON YOU!
(iPhone 5 and Snapseed)

INKY
(iPhone 5 and PhotoEdit)

And last, but not least, is one of my photos when I’m focused!  Guess which one hit first.  Then I really focused!

Focused

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete “rules” here, but a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot — where’s the challenge if you’re just plucking out pictures of a particular location or person from your archives?

Click here for more information on The Daily Post weekly photo challenge.

My “models” are Charlie (sleeping) and Freckles (wide awake)!

OH, STEWARDESS, COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME A HAND HERE?

HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT A TIME LIKE THIS??

I HATE FLYING COACH...

MAN, I HATE FLYING COACH…