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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Road to Red Barn


This red barn is from an old Florida homestead in Pinellas County that is being preserved for use in a county park. The photo was taken in Qbro. Photogene2 was used to crop, apply the Lomo filter and the Fade In filter. In Stream Zoo I applied Toy Hipster and Tiltshift. Additional effects were added in Film Lab and Scratchcam. Finally, FX PhotoStudio was used to adjust Gamma, Brightness and Contrast.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Doggie in the Window


This scene is located on the front of a doggie daycare. Shot was taken in Qbro. Post processing started in Halftone to give the cartoonist effect; this effect was further refined in Photo4Phone. Finally FX PhotoStudio was used to apply Color Stars to the background and the Glendale filter to saturate the colors.

Monday, November 28, 2011



What a great place for kids imaginations to run wild. This great treehouse was snapped with Qbro wherein the Sawyer effect was applied. Further post processing took place in Scratchcam and FX PhotoStudio FX, where the Frost 1 filter was used.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lamb Troll


These trolls were very popular in the late 60's and early 70's. Photo was post processed in Photo Wizard, Big Lens and PhotoStudio FX applying the Red Hue filter to get just the right amount of pink in that fabulous hair.

3 Maidens on Cleveland


Cleveland St. In Clearwater has outdoor sculptures that they swap out every so often. It's fun to go there as you never know what you may see. This photo was post processed in Luminance, Big Lens and finally in PhotoStudio FX using the Napa and Pencil Paint 2 filters.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Publix Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers with the Lil Grims. Post processed in Photogene2.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011



This photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app using the John S (lens) and BlacKeys B+W/Ultrachome (film); no flash. Post processing occurred in PhotoStudio Fx using Brush Strokes Vivid.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Soft Petals


Beautiful soft pink petals from the FL Botanical Gardens. This is another photo that was taken for a challenge on with Hipstamatic using combo B which is: Bettie XL (lens), BigUp (film), Cherry Shine (flash optional.) I did not use the flash. Again there were soft muted colors produced by this combination. Check out the other challenge entries at



I do not know the name of this lovely plant from the FL Botanical Gardens. This photo was taken for a challenge on with Hipstamatic using combo B which is: Bettie XL (lens), BigUp (film), Cherry Shine (flash optional.) I did not use the flash as this was in bright sunlight outdoors. I love the soft muted colors that this combination produced. Check out the other challenge entries at

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Rays


The FL Botanical Garden always has a huge Holiday Light Show that starts after Thanksgiving. Tonight, they were testing the lights. This photo was taken and post processed with the King Camera app.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fire Monkey


Food Truck Rallies are all the rage now. This was one of the trucks at a rally in Largo. This photo was processed in Squara and further post processed in Halftone.

Red Light


Beautiful stained glass windows bathed in red light from St. John's Greek Church in Tampa. Photo was taken with slow shutter. It was first processed in Photoforge 2 using pop cam. Next the lindale effect was applied in PhotoStudio FX.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh That Man!


These women were waiting to have their picture taken. I noticed that they had interesting looks on their faces like awe, disgust, despair, concern and apathy, so I started snapping away to catch this photo. I honestly do not know what they were looking at, but one can imagine all kinds of things. Photoforge 2 applied the sepia look and PhotoStudio FX was used to apply Old Age to give it that antique look.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Church of Many Colors


St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa has beautiful murals painted on the walls and ceiling. Almost anywhere you look. This scene is the front of the church showing the Mother Mary and Baby Jesus. Photo was post processed in Photoforge 2 applying the pop cam, followed by FX PhotoStudio using the burnt Colors and Ancient Canvas filters.

Mosaic Lights


This beautiful stained glass window and wall mural is located at St John's Greek Church in Tampa. Photo was taken with Slow Shutter app. Post processing occurred in FX PhotoStudio using the Derby, Turin and Mosaic filters.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Primaries in the wind


Ikea flags, in their bright primary colors, flapping in the wind. This pic was taken with iPhone. Post processed in FX PhotoStudio using crop, color charcoal sketch and noir blue.

Greek Dancers


St Johns in Tampa has a Greek Festival every November. There is dancing, food and drink, and delicious pastries. Here the dancers are wearing their native costumes from various parts of Greece. Photo was taken with Camera +, post processed in Film Lab, with the frame coming from e Wilner Frames.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bark Place Dog


This cute little guy was found on the steps of a dog hotel. Photo taken with iPhone and processed in FX PhotoStudio app using the Linocut 2 effect by masking it in.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dreampop Violets


Hipstamatic Pic of African Violets in my office. Photo was entered in challenge at
Lens: Lucifer VI
Film: Kodot XGrizzled
Flash: Dreampop

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glass Trees


This is another glass door that I shot with the iPhone Camera. I post processed in the all new Photogene 2 app, which I love. I applied many adjustments, but the primary ones were hue and saturation, along with a comic effect.

Moon over Palm

A rising moon over a palm tree is one of the most beautiful things in life. This photo was taken with the iPhone camera and first processes in the Shnap app where I applied some tilt shift. Then I used the photo lab within that app to use the shatter filter, medium format edge and the slide light. Finally, I used the fabulous PhotoStudio FX app to apply the Monterey filter and the Brush Strokes Vivid to the more painterly of the two. Which one do you like better? Please let me know.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



Downtown Largo has a glass shop on its main street with lots of beautiful etched doors and windows. Photo was taken with iPhone and processed in Photo Studio Fx using quad symmetry effect and the color sunlight spot effect painted in.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What the Gnome saw


This photo was taken with iPhone using slow shutter app on automatic, which allows you to take photos at night. Next, I used the Dynamic light app to apply mysterious light fx effect. Finally, PhotoStudio FX was used to paint in the Conley effect. I am not sure what he saw, but I am hoping that he doesn't see it again.

Monday, November 7, 2011

West Bay Auto


I love old gas stations and this one is found in the downtown area of Largo. The red, white and blue paint job is fantastic. Photo was taken with slow shutter on automatic. FX PhotoStudio was used for post processing by cropping, applying old sketch and the vintage filter.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bark Place Hotel


Even the dogs have it good in Largo. They can stay at the colorful Bark Place Hotel. Photo was taken with Simply HDR using the dark contrast filter. Color Splash was used to turn it B&W and allow the color to come through.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

By the Bayshore


Bayshore Blvd is a beautiful road in Tampa that runs along Tampa Bay. There are gorgeous homes and condos along this road that overlooks the bay. This road goes for miles and is the perfect place for walkers, joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers. Photo was taken with iPhone and processed in PS Express.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Purple Grasses


In Florida, the grasses are beautiful this time of year. Gold, purple and green gently blowing in the wind. Shot with the iPhone camera app and post processed in Shnap.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Berry Sunshine


This unusual plant with clumps of purple berries was found in Eagle Lake Park. Photo was taken with Big Lens app. Next I brought the photo into the Interlacer app and laced it with solid purple. Finally, Qbro was used to apply the flora filter and a thin black frame.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rooster and a Fence

City Daily Photo Theme Day is Fences. I wasn't sure how I was going to get a picture of a fence today. It was a co-worker's birthday today and we went to Ybor City for lunch. This rooster was running along a wire fence (perfect!); perhaps a chicken wire fence. Shot was taken with iPhone camera app and post processed in Instagram using the early bird filter. Ha!

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