Brother and I have taken to walking along the river, before I head in to work each week. This week, we found an entrance to a portion next to the local highway, and were able to see bits that we never have before.
There were some really shallow bits and some really deep bits. At some points, we could see the water’s flow by how the settlement at the bottom seemed to be raked in one direction or another.
We were also amazed by the variety of life we saw. For years people called this one a dead river, but that isn’t the case at all. There were all sorts of fish from tiny black fish to things that looked like giant bass/koi hybrids! I think I even saw a crayfish!
All in all, it was a rather nice outing.
The greens are eating the fence…
For this week’s Filter Friday, let’s look at my favorite filter on my phone’s editing app: posterize.
This filter reduces the image down to its most basic shapes and colors, creating an image that looks very vector in nature.
Posterize can also be used with color images to make some cool stuff.
Everyone says cacti are prickly creatures, but I’ve always thought them quite sweet. I’ll stop with the puns now…
Welcome to the first Filter Friday. Every Friday this month, I will be showing you photographs (taken by me) which I have edited in either Photoshop or via my phone’s built in editing app. This week we have (Rye) Playland Boardwalk.
Since today is July Fourth, I’ll keep it brief and hope you have a day of fun (those of you also living in the states).
So it’s the final Monochrome Monday (for a while at least). This week’s subject is tree leaves and we have quite a few shots. These were taken by the Fleetwood train station, which is an elevated platform, made mostly of plexiglass, and surrounded by trees. It has a tree-house feel during the summer.
As you can see, there are quite a few reflections that were caught on the glass, but I think they kind of add to the pieces. That’s the cool thing about black and white photography.
When I showed these to my brother, we complained that some of the brighter shots reminded him too much of snow. Since we had a really harsh winter, he was not pleased.
For some reason, when I look at these, I feel like I’m exploring a hidden jungle through some old 40s black and white movie. It makes me want to explore.
In the above shot, I ninja’d my way in via a reflection of my bag and part of my sweater.
I really love the greys in the above and the high contrast in the below.
And this wraps up June’s Monochrome Monday challenge. I look forward to seeing you all next time!