The Camera ~ short film

on 28.4.12

In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected. ------------------------

The Blossoms of DC

Oh cherry blossoms, who doesn't love cherry blossoms!  Two things I love here, the first being flowering trees, the second being an abundance of flowering trees.  Is there anything more beautiful?

Cherry Blossoms Adrift

Pink petals passing
Scents above so high
Painted porcelain perfection
Blossoms caress the sky

Swaying silent shroud
Suitors strolling by
Pink petals passing
Lover's gentle sigh

Pastel hues falling
Slow fluttering grace
Pink petals passing
Lining streams in lace

Pink petals passing
Smoothest transit by
Soft essence floating
In most subtle lullaby

Inducing springtime slumber
Upon a satin shore
Sailing with the current
Pink petals pass before

Mary Fumento

Time lapse of a girl from birth to age 12

on 23.4.12

Frans Hofmeester took video of his daughter every week for 12 years.  He then edited it into a time lapse video.  What a fabulous project!  It brought tears to my eyes because remembering all those details has always been a big deal to me.  Being able to capture that on film, wow, what a gift!  Love it, it just fascinates me!

Live your Art

on 22.4.12

                         Working on it!

                                                       via workisnotajob

Photo Op 2012 ~ Week 2 Phoneography

The Corn Exchange

Uhhh, I don't even like coffee....

I really want the folks at Gap to give me this, but no can do. So I took a picture.  {sad face}


Window shopping....

Great little vintage store downtown.

Summer favorite

Life in LoFi - iPhoneography

on 21.4.12

This is one of the iphone sites that I really like.  They have a lot of great resources, a gallery, as well as articles, and they out alerts for apps that are available for a limited time for free.  Be sure and check them out!   

Life in LoFi - iPhoneography

Photo Op 2012 Phoneography ~ Week 1

on 19.4.12

On the way home......

Part of a montage I am working on....

Mall of America

Cliche, I know....

My daughter was preparing to go overseas for a missions trip.  We were all very sad.

Good times....

Goodbyes are never easy.....

The view from our hotel in Hawaii.

Street view from hotel.

Not downtown, just tourist hell.

Waiting for everyone to get going......

Photo Op 2012 ~ Month 3 Phoneography

The idea ~ The best camera is the camera you have right now (Chase Jarvis?).  How true is that!

Phoneography ~

With the advent of the camera phone, our culture was changed forever.  They are small, light weight, and always with us.  We can document the mundane moments in our life and share them with the entire world within seconds.  Then came the iphone, and suddenly the camera phone became credible.  From
mundane moments to amazing captures, the camera phone is capable of both. There is still only so much it can do, so knowing how to produce quality photos is that much more important.  Then there are all those amazing apps that make it that much more fun!

I personally do not own an iphone, in fact, in our family of 4, we only have 2 cell phones. My daughter has one, and we have the other one that we share between 3 of us.  When I do have it, I usually forget it in the car.  I hate talking on the phone, so it really only serves me for very practical reasons.  That said I do have another phone that I use only for it's less than stellar camera abilities.  It is an AT&T Eternity II with a 2mp camera.  I would love an iphone for everything it offers except for the phone, but until I can justify buying even a used one at $300-400, I will have to be content with what I have.  If only they would give the ipod the same camera abilities.......

I have found a lot of great phoneography sites, as well as articles and apps.  I have already been working on this challenge as I am posting this very late.  Some of my favorite apps are instagram, lomob, blender, scratchcam, iris suite, pixlrmatic, phototoaster, and camera bag.   Some of my photos are the mundane details of life, and some are taken with specific ideas in mind.  You can find me on instagram @ 22limes.

Old school instagram filters

on 9.4.12

The people at 1000 memories decided to figure out how to recreate the analog filters found on instagram.  Below is the chart they produced of their results.  Click here to read the original article as well as the individual break down of each element.  Very cool, hope to try day.

Poster via 1000 memories

Thought for the day ~

on 3.4.12

                                           Photo via  Blaireadiebee