Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day and we remember all those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Picture was taken with the Camera+ app and Clarity was applied as the scene; the FX effect was Miniaturize, which gives a tilt-shift look and then a vintage border was added.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The Hernandez Gonzmart family has operated this historic restaurant since 1905 when they opened in Tampa's Historic Ybor City, which today is Florida's Oldest restaurant, and the World's Largest Spanish restaurant. Today, 4th & 5th generation family members work hard to preserve the family's legacy that their great-grandfather Casimiro Hernandez Sr. created over 100 years ago when he opened the Columbia as a corner café frequented by local cigar workers. They have a fantastic 1905 salad, which is a favorite of mine. This photo was taken with the HDR Pro app and then fine tuned in PS Express by making exposure and saturation adjustments. The lower photo is a three exposure HDR taken with the Nikon 7000 and processed in Photomatix Pro using tonemapping with a grunge effect.
In Florida, the plumeria are blooming. I took two photos into the Iris Photo Suite and blended them together and applied several surface textures. Finally I added the 50% candy filter in the Best Camera app plus a white border.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Camera+ is a fantastic app for taking pictures with the iPhone. That app took this photo of a computer mouse and what is cool about it is that you can adjust the focal point and white balance before you take the shot. Next the photo was processed in Lo-Mob using the Ho-Mob Reloaded filter. Then I went back into Camera+ and applied the black border.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Bellair Causeway Bridge has metal sculptures on either end. This one is part of a set of three sail-like columns at the west end. Photo was taken with an iPhone. Next it was processed in the Photo Copier app two times. The first time I applied the movie effect " Back to the Future," which gave the screening the blue look. I adjusted the color and texture sliders. The second time I applied the process effect of Gum Bichonate, which gave the rich copper texture. I adjusted the color and texture sliders. Then I used PhotoWizard to blend the two images by masking the copper in the "BTTF" image and using the normal blend mode. Finally I masked the copper part of this combined image and applied the Blueprint effect and then, in Best Camera app, I applied the border. The Impression app is an easy way to add the watermark.
This is a Hipstamatic photo of glass block walls at an old Verizon building. I used the Watts lens with Big Up film and no flash. Photo was further procesed in PhotoStudio by applying Monterey and Rippled Glass 2.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A rare moment when these two were sitting so close to one another. Processed in PS Express adjusting crop, exposure, contrast and saturation. Next in PhotoStudio, I applied the Napa effect and a border.
Pink Magnolia was created in SketchBook by layering the photo with a color layer in which pink and green paint were applied. Then in PS Express it was cropped with saturation and sharpening applied. I don't think they really grow them pink but would be beautiful if they did.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Beautiful sunset was reflecting on the clouds to the East under the Bellair Causeway Bridge on the West side. There were many shore birds there as people were net fishing. The birds appeared to be so tame and unafraid of people. IPhone photo was created in Photostudio app which contains over 180 effects that may be applied in combination. Unfortunately I did not keep track of the 4-5 effects that were applied to this photo as I was overwhelmed with so many possibilities.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Located in St. Petersburg, Derby Lane was built in 1925 and is the oldest greyhound track in the USA. It has dog racing 6 days a week, simulcast racing, poker room and a club restaurant overlooking the track that serves a fabulous buffet with rime rib, shrimp and crab legs. Photo was tweaked in PS Express by straightening, adjusting exposure, saturation and contrast. Finally a soft edge border was applied.
Florida is surrounded by water so the Coast Guard has a large presence here. This plane was located at the St. Pete/Clearwater airport. PhotoWizard was used to crop the photo and cross process using mixer 4 and applied vignette. Next the photo was further cropped in Paintme using 32 layers, crazy colors, beginning with highlights, highest detail,precise strokes, and thinner paint. Finally Best Camera applied a 50% yellow filter.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|Johnson Building front entrance|
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Cottage Cafe and Tea Room in Largo is a quaint cottage in a heavily wooded lot. It's the perfect place for tea and scones, bridal showers, Red Hat Lady lunches and little girl birthday tea parties. Photo was processed in Mill Colour and PhotoWizard apps.
|Elephant Ear Plant|
Friday, May 13, 2011
This old oak tree is probably about 200 years old and has huge limbs that stretch out and almost touch the ground. It is located in the beautiful South Tampa neighborhood of Beach Park. The photo was processed in PhotoShow with the vintage khaki effect using the worn frame, light leak 1, and the smoke light filters.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
What could be better than sharing your favorite beverage, with another, while basking in the glow of a tropical sunset at the Don? This cozy spot overlooks the pool and powdery white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. This iPhone photo was cropped in Crop'n'Frame and then created in PhotoWizard adjusting the shadow/highlights slider, the exposure/brightness/contrast sliders and then the application of the cross process filter using mixer #4, adding a border and the soften effect.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
This bridge connects Largo and Belleair Beach. It is high enough for boats to sail beneath it. Sunsets are quite spectacular in FL as we are right at sea level and can see the sun meet the edge of the horizon. This photo was slightly processed in Mill Colour app.
Friday, May 6, 2011
This is a roadhouse dinner in Tarpon Springs FL. They serve great pork chops and you get to throw peanut shells on the floor. It's a fun place to eat and drink and the food is very good. Picture was proceesed in PhotoWizard using the pseudo HDR filter.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
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