I love playing with different applications when processing my photos. I generally try to keep close to the original picture, usually just cropping extraneous space off and maybe warming the pic up a bit. Then there are times I like to use applications like Prisma to create something that looks like a "work of art" or "painting". Just fun, not trying to fool anyone. This is one such picture. It is of a bicycle propped up against a tree. It almost looks like a water color! I really want to take up water colors and oil painting...maybe these type of images will motivated me to do the "real thing".
Anyone whose lived in Riverside should know this bridge over the Tequesquite Arroyo on Victoria Avenue. It crosses from the east side into what's called Victoria Woods. I like to capture details because it is the details of things we often miss. Built in 1928, they really paid attention to making it not only structurally sound, but esthetically pleasing, don't you think?
This seagull looked my straight in the eye on the wharf at Goleta Beach in few months ago. He either was thinking, "What are you looking at?" or "I'm beautiful and I've got it made. Don't you wish you were me?" Most likely he was wondering if I had anything for him to eat. In the latter, I'm thinking he is a lot like me.
It is important to eat a colorful palette of food. Bright colors from various parts of the rainbow mean you are getting nutritious fuel from nature's bounty. Plus, I just love this close up meditation on a vegetable casserole I captured with my cell phone. I feast for the body and the eye.
Graduation centerpiece. Celebrate! Kinda symbolic of what a graduate's mind must be like after so many years of working toward this goal. Cell phone pic.
Alleys have so much character, like this one in downtown Riverside between University Ave and Ninth. That's the Mission Inn arch in over the car and Dragon Marsh, a well known spiritual mecca. I look and wonder about that steel framework and the screened room(?) atop it. Alleys do fascinate me.
I captured this image at a sale last year of artifacts collected from around the world. This mask was magnificent. I wanted to preserve this image since I couldn't afford to purchase the original. The mask itself is definitely a work of art. My photograph? There is lots of discussion around that to be had. Is a photo of someone else's work also art? I could probably argue both sides. In the meantime, I love this picture and that's why it is art to me.
I give you my first tomato! I know a lot of people grow tomatoes...and quite successfully. I have tried before myself with limited success...actually more epic fails. But this year...this year I planted in containers five little plants right where I will see them every day. And I have been watering and feeding and look! It seems to be paying off! Will wonders never cease? It rings true here that what you give your attention to, prospers.
Many of you may know I take pictures of the items to be included in estate sales for two different estate sales companies. Sometimes an image just catches my imagination as did this one. Each of these pieces has a story behind it. What do you suppose those stories were?