Friday, May 25, 2012
Took this with my iPhone. Did post in almost everything I could think of but couldn't overcome the graininess that comes with such a large image taken with so few pixels. Oh well.
Topaz Adjust helped out quite a bit. So did Elements 9. I love the blue elements in the sky, the trash bin, and the little bit in the funnel looking thingy. I also like that the power lines run kind of opposite the top of the buildings.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Shot this with my pocket camera, Panasonic Lumix LX3.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Took a drive to Hillsboro a couple of days ago to see a guy about a lawnmower. This is what we found: Red clover fields surrounding his entire farm on Minter Bridge Road. Stunning!
Took this with my iPhone; post in Topaz Adjust sliding my own sliders after trying every preset and thinking I could keep track of what I liked better if I got behind the wheel myself. Decided to go for a painter-like look, pushing the contrast and strengthening the red/green complimentary colors. I especially liked how the discoloration on the metal shed turned into watercolors and how the rusty roof punched up to be very similar in color to the clover. Stepping back, the photo turns into three basic color bands--green, red, blue. Cool!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Was on the train to Seattle yesterday for orthodontia. It was a smooth and direct trip, very crowded in the two cars with the PDX-SEA connection. The rest of the train was empty. Why must they cram everyone into only those two cars? I've heard their explanations; they don't make sense to me. It's not like they provide any services to us passengers other than the ride so why must we all sit crammed together?
Train officials say other passengers are getting on at other stops so they have to keep those cars open for seating them. Right. Four or five people get on in Kelso or Lacy or Tukwila. Maybe six at most. That still leaves most of the train empty except for the PDX cars. So, what gives?
Perhaps I should do what my seat-mate on the ride to Seattle did. I watched him drop his ticket stub and seat assignment in his assigned ticket slot on the crammed Portlanders car then head off to sit elsewhere for the duration. In comfort and quiet and space. I never saw him after our brief encounter in the aisle at the start of the trip. Hmmm....
Took this with my iPhone in ProCamera app. Did some post in iPhone, too. But then I had uploading issues when it came to eBlogger. So I finished the pic in Elements when I got home.
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