Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Necklace with Lime Green and Blue Beads

This is a necklace that I have been working on for the past few days and finally finished it. I  revised the design and re-strung the beads at least three times till I had what I wanted.  I used light and dark wooden beads,  lime green beads, and warm blue beads, which are rolled paper.  I used silver and gold colored beads for accents.  This is strung on cotton cord, and there is no clasp.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Walk (with Prisma filter)

Here's another experiment with the Prisma app. This is another photo from a neighborhood stroll. This was taken on January 10, after we had dug out from a blizzard and freezing temperatures. By the time the conditions were good enough for a walk, the snow near the street wasn't looking so good. But the light was great and I liked the shot, so I tried a Prisma filter and it helped. I had to bring the effect of the filter down quite a bit and also adjust the brightness to make this work. Then I cropped the original photo to get this composition.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Fantasy (with Prisma filter)

A few days ago, I was having trouble getting the Prisma app on my iPhone to access some of my photos. In trying to figure out what the problem was, I did some trial and error images, using whatever photos and filters would still work. I never did diagnose the problem with the Prisma app, but the problem had disappeared by the next day. Meanwhile, I made some interesting images through my efforts to solve the problem.  Here is one of them.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fantasy in the Fog (with Prisma filter) Revised

This is a revised version of the image that I posted here yesterday. After a week in the deep-freeze here north of Boston, temperatures suddenly rose to the 60s, creating an unusual combination of snow and fog.  This image began as one of the photos that I took while walking around the neighborhood.  The fog was very photogenic, but the snow was now longer clean and white.  I thought maybe a Prisma filter would help make the image presentable, but in this case the results knocked my socks off. I have been thinking about the composition and today I decided to try a closer crop on yesterday's image, and I think I like it better.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Fantasy in the Fog (with Prisma Filter)

For the past couple of days, I have been having trouble getting my Prisma app to "talk to" my photos in the iCloud.  Well, the problem is now solved.  But in the process of trying to get everything to work smoothly, I made a lot of "trial runs" just to verify that everything was working. Some of the resulting images were pretty interesting, just as this one, with pink fog.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow and Fog (With Prisma Filter)

Today the temperature rose to nearly 60 degrees, with snow still on the ground. So we had fog.  I love taking pictures in the fog because it really makes you look.  This was an interesting image but the old, melting snow just looked dirty.  So I decided to try using a Prisma filter with it and I like it better.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hedges in Snow (with Woodcut Effect)

This image began with a photo that I took yesterday during a walk around the block.  I liked the patterns of leaves and branches against the snow, so i took a picture.  At the time, I thought it might look good as a "digital woodcut" so tonight I opened the image in Painter, posterized it, and then added the "woodcut effect," adjusting the controls to get the amount of black outline that I wanted.