Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's kinda froggy out here

Typical May morning again – dense fog, birdsong, multiple cups of coffee, new photo app on the phone.

I'm so happy I got an Android when it was time to replace my BlackBerry. The only advantage of the BB is the keyboard – I'm an excellent typist on a computer, typewriter or BB keyboard, but my skills are CRAP on a touchscreen. It's not just the size of the keyboard, either. My typing skills are equally atrocious on the Nook Color.

This photo of distant fog and close-up peonies was taken using an app called One Man With A Camera. When you start with this app you first select a camera and then select a filter and then take your shot. I'd prefer taking the shot first and then running through the various effects, like Instagram, but this is fun, too. (I tried searching for an image to alter after I opened the app but didn't see how to accomplish it.)

In this picture, I love how the flowers mimics the treeline. I did NOT plan that, in fact I just now noticed it, after looking at the photo for the last 10 minutes trying to figure out something to say about it. Pretty cool, though, huh?

We all know by now what Jon Stewart thinks of Instagram (and, I assume, similar retro photo apps). I really don't care what you think, Jon Stewart! I'm having fun, damn it (and seriously, I could use a little fun, doncha think?), it's not breaking the bank and it hurts no one. What's not to love?


Kathy said...

Cool shot!


a.eye said...

Love this shot! Reminds me of something that could be in a horror film.

Winnie said...

Awesome shot! Such a cool look. Glad you are enjoying it... Life is to short for anything less!