Friday, July 18, 2014

Miscellaneous Photos

My goodness, our first kid-less week is coming to an end. We've just been puttering around a little. I've done a little outside work, read a novel, and taken a few photos. We have two more weeks  of down time before we are on deck again; perhaps we will get a little more accomplished.

This first photo ↓ was actually taken when we were still with the kids last week. It's of the Old Town Hall in Almonte. It's a fine building, and decided just to shoot a bit of it on that day.



↑ Sue and I took a Tims Maple Biscuit breakfast sandwich to the park, and I saw these pretty flowers blooming by the bank. I went back in the evening with my camera and took this photo.

As I was leaving the park, I passed the eastern edge, which is more of a beach than a park and spied a nice sunset developing, so I walked over to near the shore and took this photo. ↓  It's difficult to get good sightlines for photos around here. This is about as good as it gets, it seems.


The next evening, I could see another nice sunset developing, so I looked on Google Earth for a local spot. This photo ↓ was about the best I could come up with after searching. It's a spot just outside of town. Must. Keep. Trying.


Sue has been shifting her photography to her iPod (sorry we're behind the times when in comes to cellphonography), so I will try to make it a point to carry her point-and-shoot around. My thought is to experiment Snapseed as my processor for these images rather than my usual workflow in Lightroom etc. I will have to use the computer version, which is accessible through Google+ but only on the Chrome browser. In fact, I am linking it here from G+ rather than uploading from my computer.


It's a well photographed barn in the Stittsville area of west Ottawa. ↑ It's a remnant on a strip that is becoming commercial, and it will soon be gone. I played with various Snapseed filters. Interestingly, Google/Snapseed keeps a copy of your original, and you can also change your mind and re-edit the edited version. For example, I could go back and remove or change the border on this photo.

I don't know whether I will keep on with Sue's old camera or whether I will keep using Snapseed, but it's something to try for now.


18 comments:

Regenia said...

They look like wonderful photographs to me! What a shame that building will soon be gone.

Mara said...

Bit of catching up here! Love the dresses of those Irish dancers. So pretty! I do love Irish music and dance, but living in Norway I don't often get the chance to hear/see it.

Are those heart shaped goggles Danica is wearing in her swimming class? Those are really fun!

Love your photos of sunsets and the old barn. Always so jealous of you. I guess I will have to put it on next year's wish list: get better camera!

Tabor said...

Terrific photos and I love playing around with filters and lighting on scenes that I have captured. You have some nice landscapes.

TexWisGirl said...

nice edit on that last shot. i love the lake photos!

ADRIAN said...

I am lost for words.
Just as well.

jeannettestgermain said...

Sometimes it takes a while before deciding on a camera:) Love your second shot!

Hilary said...

I think they're lovely shots.. you sun chaser. :) I am a sucker for sunrises and sets.

Gail Dixon said...

The flowers by the bank shot is beautiful. And the one below it is incredibly gorgeous. Snapseed is a fun little app. Haven't used it in ages, but may have to give it a try again.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's amazing the beauty of nature that can be captured without the use of filters or post processing. These are all lovely shots, John, even using the small point & shoot. It's the person behind the camera that makes the difference.

troutbirder said...

Nice shots indeed. You seem to be setting a well modulated and restful pace in your downtime from grandparenting...:)

Shammickite said...

Snapseed...hmmm... haven't heard of that. I'm so out of date. Will launch an investigation.
Meanwhile, which novel did you read on your kid-free week off?
I think the flowers might be purple loosestrife?

EG CameraGirl said...

I know nothing about Snapseed but think I'll have to investigate it!

Ginnie said...

That shot of the colorful flowers near the bank is amazing. It would make a wonderful painting.

Lady Lilith said...

Nice photographs.
I love the colors you have going on in the second photograph with the deep purple flowers and the rich blue water.

Mage said...

My husband and I use Canons. Mine is kind of heavy for a point and shoot, but it is a very good camera. We download to our hard drive, process using Photoshop Elements, and save online using Snapfish. Snapfish is HP but it isn't the best. Flickr saves photos the best quality. That's the one the experts use.

Have a great week off.

Hena Tayeb said...

love the ones of the water

Donna said...

Love ALL the photos but the flowers at dusk is Gorgeous!
hughugs

Jimmie Earl said...

As usual, wonderful photos. Makes me think that I need to get out the Canon and get out of the house. Keep up the good "shooting."