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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bridge to the Heavens


181/366 Bridge to the Heavens. iPhoto Week continues. This is a shot of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway toward downtown Clearwater. When the rainy season comes to FL, there are massive, billowy white clouds and the late afternoon sun and this bridge were the perfect setting to showcase them. Photo was taken with 645 Pro and processed in iPhoto.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fact on Blue Door


180/366 Fact on Blue Door. iPhoto Week. This scene is located in Ybor City. Not sure whether this blue door leads to a home or a business. Whatever it was, it was surrounded by tons of beautiful flowering bushes.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Micro Moss


179/366 Micro Moss. B&W Wednesday in iPhoto Week. This tiny little moss was shot with an iPhone and Olloclip. Post processing occurred in iPhoto.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Little Red Lady


178/366 Little Red Lady. iPhoto week. After one of the feeder bands of rain from Debby today, this little ladybug was hiding in some leaves and maybe taking a drink of water that collected on the leaf. Shot with iPhone camera and Olloclip. Processed in iPhoto.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby


177/366 Tropical Storm Debby. iPhoto week. This week all my 366 photos will be processed in iPhoto. When there is a hurricane or tropical storm in Florida, the clouds are unusual in the you will see multiple layers of clouds, including puffy white ones against a brilliant blue sky and dark ominous black ones that are traveling quickly in a circular direction. Yesterday, it rained all day with the rain blowing in sheets. Today, there is flooding in low areas and very windy. Photo was sharpened, saturated, exposure adjusted and an art effect applied.

Razor Beak 2


176/366 Razor Beak 2. Jazz Week.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Purple Pixies


175/366 Purple Pixies. Jazz Week. This photo was taken and processed with the Jazz app using an Olloclip on the iPhone. These rink little flowers, less than a quarter inch wide, grow at the end of a stem from a landscape shrub that is related to the chive family.

Friday, June 22, 2012



174/366 Ronald. Jazz Week. My employer Liberty Mutual is celebrating its 100th anniversary and to celebrate, they are giving back to the community. Yesterday and today, employees were encouraged to volunteer at local charities. I chose to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. We brought and fixed lunch for the families that are staying there. I wanted a pic of Ronald, but had to settle for this pic of a textured wall hanging. Photo was jazzed up in the Jazz app.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

She's So Bashful


173/366 She's So Bashful! Jazz Week. This lovely sunflower appears to be shy as her lower petals are tipped toward her face as if to say, "Oh, excuse me!" photo processed with Jazz which applied spot focus and vignetting, among other things.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Branching Out


172/366 Branching Out. Jazz Week. B&W Wednesday. This banyan tree is a fig tree and is located at Bay Pines National Cemetery. The tree seeds germinate and send down roots towards the ground, and may envelop part of the host tree with their roots, giving them the casual name of "strangler fig." this B&W photo was taken with 645 Pro and apped up in the Jazz app.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Morning Light


171/366 Jazz Week. Morning Light. I am usually sharing evening light, so today I am showing you the light from the beginning of my day. Jazz did a great job of bringing out the highlights in these morning colors.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pop Art


169/366 Pop Art. Last day of instaweek. Soda Pops for all the Pops out there. Photo of soda pops lined up in a cooler at a New York style deli. Photo taken with Instagram, using the Walden filter. Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flying in a Mini


168/366 Flying in a Mini. Instaweek. Test drove the Mini today and loved it. See one in my future very soon. Once through the amero filter and then the early bird filter.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Freeda the Fun Fish


167/366 Instaweek. Freeda the Fun Fish. One of my coworkers brought in to work this fabulous ornament since we had been talking about the concept of someone putting lipstick and mascara on a fish. Photo was taken with Instagram with the X-Pro 2 filter applied.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tree Top View


166/366 Instaweek. Tree Top View. View of Tampa office park from up high in a parking garage. Taken with Instagram using the Rise filter.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012



165/366 Rays. Instaweek. B&W Wednesday. This is an Instagram photo of schefflera leaves in front of blind shadows on the wall. One shot was processed with the B&W filter and another was a vintage type color filter. I then superimposed them in Superimpose.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Big Puffy Clouds


164/366 Big Puffy Clouds. Instaweek. In Florida this time of year, it is the rainy season and, the clouds get very tall and puffy. I loved how these were towering between the palm trees. Shot was taken with Instagram with the Sutro filter applied and lux. Then I applied lux one more time to make the clouds pop.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Birthday Blooms


163/366 Birthday Blooms. This is Instaweek. All photos will be taken and processed in Instagram only this week. My secretary received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for her BD from her family. They were arranged by The Arrangement Florist of Tampa. The photo had Lux and tilt-shift applied along with the Sierra filter.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Home on the Water


162/366 Home on the Water. This pelican is quite content to make his home on the water and temporarily on this boat. The photo was taken with 645 Pro with the 6x9 back and C42 film. PhotoSlice HD was used to break the picture apart and create the framing.

Tintype Me


161/366 Tintype Me. Photojojo did an article on the Instagram blog about how to make digital tintypes. Photo taken in Instagram with tilt- shift applied near the eyes, the Inkwell filter for B&W and Lux to increase the contrast. Sierra filter was then applied to increase the warmth. In Picfx, the Olden filter was used to add scratch effects. Finally, the border was applied in Snapseed. I always thought I belonged in the 1800's.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Violets Under Cover


160/366 FFF ( Filter Free Friday ) Violets Under Cover. It's been so rainy lately that the flowers need to take cover. I don't think it will ever stop raining and it seems like it is happening all over the world. This photo of pink African Violets was taken with the native iPhone camera, with no filters applied, and was cropped.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wet Leaves


159/366 Wet Leaves. This shot was taken with Hipstamatic after a tropical rain using the Watts Lens, Ina's 1969 and no flash.

Bloomin Out


158/366 Bloomin Out. B&W Wednesday. These Indian Blanket flowers are native to Flower and can be found just about anywhere. Very pretty for a wildflower. This was shot with native iPhone and post processed in Fotor Camerabag.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Royal Pair

157/366 Royal Pair. Week 23's theme of my 52/2012 is Royal, in honor of the Queen's Jubilee. I am a big collector of salt and pepper shakers. This pair was shot with HalfCamera. A warming filter and frame were applied therein. Scratchcam grunged it up a bit.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Green Lib


156/366 Green Lib. This photo collage of palm frond was shot with the native iPhone camera. Two different photos from the original were created in Addlib. Then they were brought into Poly Frame for the framing. Finally, Scratchcam was used for the grunge effect.

Bird Bath

155/366 Bird Bath. This is a combination of two photos that were both taken with the native iPhone camera. The background photo is of a bird that was painted graffiti on a warehouse wall in Ybor City. The foreground photo is of a pool waterfall at the Vinoy Hotel in St. Pete. They were blended together in Superimpose using the darken only blending mode. Square cropping was done in PSExpress. The combined photo was imported into Iris Photo Studio to add polarizing filter, grunge and black frame.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Red Fahrvergnugen (driving enjoyment)


154/366 Red Ride. This photo of an old VW Bus was created using the Mane Effect from I believe the photo was taken with the Native iPhone camera. Next a B&W version was created in Snapseed with frame and detail applied. This version and the original version were then brought into Scratchcam to be grunged up. The color version was then opened in PhotoWizard to have texture, hue and a frame applied. Finally, both were brought into Superimpose for the final effect. Thanks to MANE for his great tutorial on Mobitog.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Photographer and His Sunset


153/366 FFF (Filter Free Friday) A Photographer and His Sunset. City Daily Photo's theme for June is tranquility. Nothing seems more tranquil than a photographer watching a beautiful sunset and waiting for the perfect light to take the shot. This is a shot of a photographer taking a photo of a Tampa Bay sunset taken toward Rocky Point. Photo was taken with the native iPhone and no filters have been applied. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Ready For the Jubilee


152/366 Ready For the Jubilee. Hipsta Thursday. Shot was taken with Hipstamatic using the Helga Viking lens and Blanko Noir film with no flash. All hail to the Queen!
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