All posts tagged: iPhoneography

Weekly Photos 2/52 2017

I missed week one of weekly photos this year because I was deciding whether to carry on with weekly photos.  I decided, no I was not going to and it threw off my whole blogging week, so I thought I would reinstate the weeklies! 1. I spotted this Old Man’s Beard fungi on a fallen tree this week, apparently they are edible, but even if I was super sure I could eat a wild mushroom, I don’t think I could. 2. The roses on this bush are still pretty even when they are dry and crispy. 3. We had a small ice storm on Friday and lots of schools and businesses were closed.  The trees were coated in a layer of clear ice and these bracket mushrooms also had an ice coat. 4. These berries look dramatic in their frozen cluster. 5. This sculpture on the Delmar Loop looks ready for some ice! 6. Coffee sacks at Blueprint coffee in The Loop.  I had a latte and it was one of the best I have …

Weekly Photos 24/52.

1. I planted a mixed seed pack from Seedgeeks in the Spring and they are growing very nicely.  This bright red poppy is a fabulous thing! 2. I keep spotting these pretty flowers when I am out walking the dog, there is a tree full along the trail and they are all over the ground under the tree. 3. When I take the dog for a walk at 7am to try and beat the heat, I always take my mug of tea with me.  On Friday when I had finished my drink, I gathered various natural bits and bobs.  Flowers, leaves, seed pods, bark and a small branch of bamboo!  Once I got home I laid it all out to take a photo or two and do some sketches and painting.  A productive morning was had. 4-7. At the weekend we visited our friends who lives out in the sticks and I enjoyed having a poke around in their garden.  The boys got to ride on the old tractor and we made a bonfire to …

Weekly Photos 8/52 2015

1. It has been a freezing cold week.  All furry scarves are being deployed! 2. I drew my first postcard this week and mailed it off to the UK. 3. Our vintage globe. 4. Resting toy soldiers. 5. Detail from a building in the Japanese Garden, part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  It was freezing! 6. One of the sheep (Moutons sculpture) at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. 7. Canada Geese take a break on the lake at the Gardens. 8. Waterfalls seem more dramatic when it is super chilly out! 9. Cactus close up in the greenhouse. 10. Ices Plain and Fancy where they make ice cream with liquid nitrogen as you order.  So cool (ha, see what I did there!).  I had the coffee soft serve and it was fab. A few more photos this week, some taken with my Canon Rebel and some on my iPhone 6. The sun is out today which is a wonderful thing although it is still below freezing.  I am going to plant some chili pepper seeds to …

10 Tips for taking a photo a day, every day.

I started to participate in  a ‘photo a day’ project back in September 2012,  I followed prompts from Fat Mum Slim and Hipstamatic and I used so many filters!  Good grief, enough with the filters!  But, I did it, I completed a month and then I carried on and I got into the habit of taking a photo a day.  I suppose I really ‘posted’ a photo a day, some days I take a ton of photos and some days it is only the one for my photo a day project. I settled on the Fat Mum Slim prompts, but every so often I add in a month of other prompts if I find them appealing, so I will end up with two photos posted per day!  Here are a few 365 project originators to choose from. Fat Mum Slim Albums Co Your Daily Snap Click it Up a Notch 365 Grateful Clickin Moms Hipstamatic And these are some weekly projects if that seems more reasonable. Weekend Hashtag Project from Instagram Through the Lens Thursday …

Photo a Day December 2014

1.  Fruit 2.  Grass 3. Pop! 4. Free 5. Me. 6.  Joy is… 7.  Weekends are for… 8.  Simple Pleasure 9. Decoration 10.  Closed Door. 11.  Something Red. 12. Skyline 13.  Much Loved 14. Drink.  15.  Super! 16.  Beautiful. 17.  Sunshine. 18.  Sign. 19.  Something to be happy about. 20.  Food. 21.  This is Interesting. 22. Tis the Season to.. 23.  Tree. 24.  Colour. 25. Celebration. 26.  Animal. 27.  I like.. 28.  Book. 29.  I need less of this. 30.  Us. 31.  My Best Bit of 2014. Happy New Year’s Eve! Another year of Photo A Day complete, thanks to prompts from Fat Mum Slim for every single day of 2014.  For December I decided at the beginning of the month to make the photos all black and white.  This kind of worked, kind of didn’t!  It is rather difficult to take a ‘Red’ photo in black and white and sometimes, I just forgot. Are you doing a photo a day in 2015?  You won’t regret it, great memories, captured and shared (if you like).

An Afternoon in the Woods taken with Hipstamatic.

  Do you still use Hipstamatic on your phone to take photos with an instant funky look?  Hipstamatic was one of the first photo apps I got for my phone and I still really like it.  You never quite know what you are going to get, but it usually a fun photo.   I love all the films and lenses to mess about with. I downloaded the new Dalston Hipstapak this weekend and used it to take some photos while we were exploring in the woods today.  We donned our wellies and trudged about in the undergrowth and the creek, we made a dam and picked up some old creek glass and pottery shards which have been worn smooth by the water over many years. We stood and watched a little woodpecker make his way up a tree pecking out bugs as he went. I hope you managed to get outside for a while this weekend.      

Photo a Day September 2014

1.  In my cup.  Soft serve and sprinkles, the best! 2.  Stripes.  My phone case is a toddler mitten!  It works very well. 3.  Button.  Lucky Day pearl button. 4. DIY.  I bought this necklace from Goodwill to DIY into something else, but decided to keep it as it is, I like it so much. 5.  Upside Down.  I am sure I thought this was a very good idea at the time.  #worstselfieideaever 6. I need….  the weather to cool down so that I can wear my boots! 7.  Father. 8.  Broken. 9.  Orange.  First Autumn leaves are falling. 10.  Repetition.  Mushroom gills. 11.  How I Feel Today.  Like a reflection in a dark window.  Nice buttons though! 12.  Spring/Fall.  Autumn treasures. 13.  Out of Place.  The cookie was supposed to be the ‘out of place’ object, but I think my shoes are more out of place! 14.  Healthy.  Farm stand watermelons for sale. 15.  Remember.  The lovely sunflower is now turning to birdseed.  Still cool. 16.  I don’t like.  Trying to figure out how …