The Unexpected

Always be ready to capture an image! This morning the bright morning sun was casting an interesting shadow on my floor. Quick, grab the iPhone 6s and capture the moment. I chose to use my favorite black and white App, LenkaCam. I like the image so much, I uploaded to Instagram, applied minimal edits, and posted it. You never know what Instagram folks will like, but this image was a winner! There are 84 Likes in 26 minutes! A new record for me. Here is the Morning Sun Shadows image:

Morning Sun Shadows

Views from the BeachFront Hotel Balcony

We stayed last week at the Beachfront Hotel on the south shore of Houghton Lake, MI and had a balcony room.  Several days, I enjoyed capturing the sunrise or sunset from the balcony.  It was a beautiful view of the lake where I grew up. Days were spent on the west shore helping family with updating computers.

 

Pleased to have images selected for LenkaGRID

I enjoy using my iPhone 5s as one of my photography tools.  One App I enjoy using is LenkaCam, which captures black and white images with great clarity and depth.  I often post some of these images to my Instagram and Twitter feeds.  Two of my images have recently been selected for LenkaGRID, a collection of LenkaCam’s favorite images that have been shared on social media. In this case, both are part of a series I call Construction As Art.  You’ll see more images soon, but here are the two selected by LenkaCam.

Dragonfruit

One thing I enjoyed about China was having Dragonfruit every morning. We can find it here in the Chicago suburbs, but not often. My husband likes buying one for me when he finds them, and I enjoy eating them! But I also enjoy capturing the form, color, shape, texture and nature of this unique fruit, as well as capturing the eating of it! Here are a few Instagrams I did of the process of thoroughly enjoying this fruit:

Daffodil Glade at Morton Arboretum

Sunset at Daffodil Glade seen through Impressionism
Sunset at Daffodil Glade seen through Impressionism

Every spring, fields on the west side of Morton Arboretum burst forth with thousands of daffodils, and other spring flowers. It is a photographer’s dream come true, especially if the weather cooperates. This year, I was anxious to use the impressionist techniques to see what splashes of yellow amongst the trees would look like. I went at sunset and the orange glow added to the ambience. Then I pulled out my iPhone 5s I with a new app, SlowShutter, to see what would happen. Pretty impressive!

I have a gallery on Twenty20 where you can get canvas prints, framed prints, prisms, and more from the Instagram photos I create. So I ordered a print to see what the quality was like. I’m impressed! I’m looking forward to matting and framing it!