Saturday, April 04, 2015

Back at the Cottage

I don't know why, but I never did post photos from our week at the cottage a month ago.

Not having a computer at my disposal, I made a little purchase before we set off. It was a little gizmo to connect my camera to my iPad. I was able to choose photos to upload to the iPad, and then I used the Snapseed app to process them. While the small-screened iPad is not about to replace my large desktop monitor when it is handy, it worked well enough for that week.

Not only do I enjoy taking pictures, but I also like processing them or at least checking to see whether they require a little processing. Usually they do because if you shoot in RAW format, you usually need to do some tweaking. So I was happy to be able to use the tools at my disposal.

From there, I used wireless to continue posting to Flickr for that week. On the whole, I kept expensive wireless uploading to a minimum, but it was fun to continue to post my daily photo, especially as they were current and not a month old as they are now.

So ... here are a few of the photos that I processed on my iPad using Snapseed.

I took this on the afternoon of our arrival. Brian had already broken snowshoe paths for us. The snow was a lot deeper than it looks; if we happened to step off the path, which we did on occasion, we went right down.

The morning sun was coming up behind the cottage after I hauled the trash out to the road.

We are looking downstream along the frozen Crowe River. We didn't walk on it this time,
but we could have.The wire that you see strung across the river is the
last remnant of an old footbridge.
We snowshoed daily. I took this picture of Sue through the branch of a beech tree, the only species that had hung onto its leaves through the winter.

Another photo of Sue on her snowshoes. I liked the diverging paths. I happened to have my wide angle lens on that walk; otherwise, I would not have been able to take this photo — just a part of the scene.
I made use of Snapseed's filters to process this photo of Sue and her sister walking
toward the road on a snowy day.

Brian is the happy forest hiker in all seasons, including bug season because the pests don't prefer him. On this day, he went out snowshoeing long before Sue and I, but he was happy to see us and cut through the woods to join us. Notice the ever present items:  coffee mug and camera.
I could go on, but I will leave it there for today. Next time, I may post some that I processed in the normal way once we got back home. But I was quite satisfied with the iPad/Snapseed results.

4 comments:

Tabor said...

I have no clue how people can drink coffee and take photos at the same time!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i love the shot of sue thru the leaves. such a pretty, snowy place. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice place to go to get away from everyday life. Lucky Brian that the bugs don't like him. He must not have Type O blood. ;)

Stubblejumpin Gal said...

Fabulous photos! Next best thing to "being there."