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1000 Words Showcase, Week 36

This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from aproudlove, Sarah Jarrett and maktub77 – street dog.

Big thanks for contributing to our Flickr group, 1000 Words. We hope to showcase the great diversity and beauty of the work shown to continue to inspire other mobile (connected) photographers/ artists within our community. 1000 Words is titled under the premise that “a photograph says a 1000 words.” We Are Juxt believes that mobile photographers/ artists tell stories through the photographs/ images and art that represents their families, their environment, themselves. This is important because of the level of communication that is portrayed in imaging today. We look forward to you and your art. We thank you for your contribution to the mobile photography/ arts community.

To view the 1000 Words gallery go here and feel free to add your own images.

This gallery is curated by Ryan V.  To see the Showcases by week click here.

Also please visit out 1000 Words IPA monthly showcase, recently started by Mike Hill.

Juxt thanks you for your contributions!

The Bridges of Prague by aproudlove
Flickr

I belong to a group here in Prague called The Rush Society (Opojeni in Czech), the name comes from the feeling that art/photography/creating gives you; that it’s totally intoxicating or like an adrenaline rush. The reason I am mentioning all of this is because we met up for a photowalk and this was one of the pictures that I took as part of the walk, from a park that overlooks Prague.

I did most of the work on this image in Snapseed. First of all I started off with a crop and got rid of all of the extra stuff that didn’t help the image. Next I applied drama but toned it down a lot, to something like 15-20%. From there I went into detail and pumped up the detail a little, again around 20%. Then into Tune Image, where I modified the ambience, saturation and white balance slightly.

Once I get this basic look, I always save the image so I have a starting point to come back to if I don’t like my edits.

Then I went into center focus and used the preset Portrait 1 and moved the focus to the bridge in the distance. Next I went into Retrolux and applied one of the styles, I think style 4, made some slight tweaks and saved the image. I then went back to my starting point image, loaded it back into snapseed, back into retrolux and applied style6 and made some slight tweaks.

So now I had the base image and two snapseed edited versions. I took the first edit into Pixlromatic and applied the light style Carbon and saved. Then I took the second edited version into Pixlromatic and applied the light style Gavril to it and then added a frame, I think it was Blackehit and saved.

I then took those two new edits and blended them together using SuperImpose, at about a 50% setting and saved.

The Rush Society is planning to hold an exhibition in Prague this year and we are looking for international artists to join us. You can find more information on about the exhibition by following TheRushSociety or on Facebook or iPhoneArt.

Roses by Sarah Jarrett
Flickr

This is one of a new series of still life images I have been working on recently to launch a new card and print range at Surtex . I used to make very similar images using cut paper collage but now I am able to do this digitally. I use lots of textures, old papers, old bits of writing to make a crude picture image in Superimpose and then I digitally paint on top using Procreate. The colours are really key to making the picture ‘sing’. I used Glaze to dissolve the lines a little bit and give a more painterly feel, you can see this most clearly on the roses. I made final tweaks using Laminar. I really enjoy working in this way so much, I get completely absorbed in the colour palette and moving the arrangements of objects around. I added the little bits of type at the very end using Superimpose. I love overlaying little bits of handwritten type into parts of the picture.

The Untouchables by maktub77 – street dog
Flickr

I’m a big big fan of old mafia movies like Casino, Godfather… When I saw this man coming out of a bank with his worn trench coat, I just stood still with my phone in my hand and waited to see what happens. When he took his cigar out of his pocket, I knew this is a bargain. I used Hipstamatic, with the Lucifer Lens and Claunch Monochrome film. I isolated my subject with BlurFX, added contrast with Snapseed, PhotoToaster for the old grunge effect, b&w in PhotoCopier and a frame from Lo-Mob. Ready.

Siren Aglaope by Devine1225a
Flickr // IPA

I’m Greek and Greek mythology was my inspiration to make this portrait “Siren Aglaope”. Sirens were beautiful half-woman, half-birdlike creatures who sang such sweet songs that listeners forgot everything and died of hunger. The Sirens are sisters who lure sailors to their death. The song of the Sirens is irresistible but they reside beyond impassable reefs which destroy the sailors’ boat when they try to reach the Sirens. Among those tempted were Jason on the Argo and Odysseus. Odysseus escaped from them by filling his crew’s ears with wax while he tied himself to the ship’s mast. The Argonauts were saved by Orpheus’ music. Aglaope was the siren with the beautiful face and here it is using a portrait of a beloved friend cropped  in Snapseed, making it black and white. Then I opened the pic with Filterstorm Pro and used a layer for making her face look like a bird as the mythology describes, and that’s it.

Happy hour by Albion Harrison-Naish
Flickr // Twitter // IG

Lately I’ve been taking quite a few photos in Martin Place, Sydney. It is a major pedestrianised street that has the New South Wales parliament at one end along with the Reserve Bank of Australia and George Street (Sydney’s main drag) at the other. For most of the 20th Century it was also where banks usually had their headquarters in Sydney. And whilst that is less the case nowadays, it still has that sorta feel to it, with lots of grand old buildings. And as such has always been a classic location for street photography in Sydney, with some all time classic images taken amongst it. Getting great light and being full of people at the times I have a moment when in town, I’ve been drawn to it lately. I was there taking a little while before catching my train home after work one afternoon recently, snapping away. Wandering along shooting from the hip, I noticed this great whopping shadow. Now I love a good shadow, primarily composing by the forms of shadow and light most of the time. As I came alongside it, this guy walked right in and it was one of those joyous moments where you get exactly what you want first time and instantly. No need to stay still, I could wander on and find more shots. Love it when that happens.

The shot was taken on an iPhone 4 with Hipstamatic using the John S lens and BlacKeys SuperGrain film and is unedited.

The Show Is Over by iSnob
Flickr

The lights were already dim. The actors were removing their make up. Dispaired shoes, hair brushes, empty water bottles and dirty cups of coffee everywhere, the smell of perfume in the air slowly fading. The show was over! She left, her dreams intact, casting her shadow.

Taken with ProCamera and processed with Snapseed.

One Comment

  1. Thank you Ryan, it´s a great honor for me to have my picture in this showcase with so awesome artists!!!!

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