1000 Words Showcase, Week 55
This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from E.Caves, lindquist6 and petyrc.
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.
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Somewhere in my thoughts by E.Caves
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We store memories in our minds and hearts everyday. Some good while others not much. Sometimes it’s difficult to recall those memories mostly because we just a busy society in general. When we take the time to slow down and reflect the memories come rushing back like the flood waters of a major rain storm. We can choose to embrace the moment or let it pass us on by. This a total set up shot and mostly a fluke outcome. What I mean by fluke is that the technique used is one I haven’t really experimented with while a using a particular app. I’ve know about the Hipatamatic multiexposure feature since its release but have never paid it any mind to it until my good friend Ginger Lucero showed me a killer shot she took using the technique a little over a month ago.I had to try out for myself! The results were astonishing. I thought this was much easier than using other apps like Blender or Superimpose to create this dxp effect I had been trying to replicate for some time now without it looking so forced or unnatural. I’ve found that placing your human subject against a positive or negative space will help render a better exposed layer. Pictured above is just one of many trail and error results. Apps used. Hipstamatic’s Multiexposure + VSCOcam
Farm Dinner by lindquist6
The real beauty of this image resides in the human souls who envisioned the purpose for, and mastered the creation of this lovely table. This photo was taken moments before 150 kind folks sat down to break bread together at a magical dinner in the field of St. Brigid’s Farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. My friends Bob Fry and Judy Gifford recently hosted this 6th annual Field to Fork Dinner, an exquisite five course feast of local food which raised funds for the Maryland and Capital Area Food banks. This photo was taken with an iPhone5 and edited on an iPad with Snapseed, Glaze, Image Blender, and Blur Fx.
Fishing for Sharks by petyrc
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The image was shot on a foggy morning at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA. I shot the image with the Mpro app and deliberately overexposed for the background so it would be white and I would good silhouette figures. Next I brought the image into Rainy Daze and selected one of the Romantic rain filters that had a nice cloud pattern. Next, I removed the rain effects, and pulled back on all the other effects under “Adjust” (i.e. saturation, vignette strength, romantic strength, contrast, tone, etc.). I really just wanted the cloud effect from app. I finally brought the image into Filterstorm, brought up the exposure slightly and did some spot contrast and highlighting. The original title of the image was suppose to be “fishing for answers” but my wife nixed that idea. I then came up with the title ”Fishing for Sharks” because the people in the background are running from the water. I thought the title just played to the what the subjects were doing in the image.
Tender Is The Night by Veronica Hassel
I’ve been exploring more of the poetic side of photography lately. Some are experiments with light and movement and how very expressive the human body can actually be in a photograph. This was shot early evening in very low light with an HD app. Vsco has been quite interesting to use in my editing for that certain film effect I’m always searching for.
Untitled by RobinLDN
The picture is untitled and was taken on my way to work at Trafalgar Square. You often get street performers in this area surrounded by tourists but on this occasion this street performer had no one for what ever reason. I waited for a little while and this guy did not move and then thought it would make an interesting portrait.
Dallas by MahoganyTurtle
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This image was taken on a Sunday. The night before, my older children had been physically attacked by a drunk on their way to their grandparent’s house. I was travelling in to see them and the only seat available was next to this gentleman. He introduced himself as Dallas and spent the journey telling me stories of his youth and of his family. I was very grateful for the distraction for the stresses that had been filling my thoughts. He had stories of such an interesting life. I felt compelled to take his photograph, so much character and expression in his face. For this image I used the native camera of the iPhone 5S. I edited it in Snapseed and Paintfx.
Untitled by masaxxpay
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The model is my brother. My brother is nature lover. I made him look like a “forest man.” I used the iPhone4S native cam to take the portrait and a forest pic and used Artstudio, VSCO, KitCam, Deco Sketch, and Mextures to process them.
Street art by Roa by MartinaP.
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I discovered Roa and his huge animal paintings while I was in Ghent (Belgium) at the end of September. He began his street art there in Ghent (that’s where he’s from), but has now artworks in many different places in Europe, Australia, the USA, and Africa. As for the little girl, she’s the daughter of friends of mine, and when she saw that I was taking pictures of the artwork, she just ran and stood before it (I must admit that by then, I had already taken many pictures with her in it, so I guess she was getting used to it, and even enjoying it). I kept shooting to please her, thinking at that moment that I would want for myself the photos of the artwork alone. But when later I saw this picture, I realized that her presence actually created a lively scene that made the photo far more interesting than the ones with the artwork alone. I also really liked her expression and her pose, which I thought were perfect. The post-processing was quite simple. I took the picture with oggl, and tried to find the right combo for the image. I like the BlacKeys XF film (I use it a lot), because it doesn’t have a frame (so you don’t lose parts of the image). I chose the G2 lens for the high contrasts it produced ; the artwork is actually in black and white (as most of Roa’s works are), and is very contrasted, so it stands out well with the G2 lens.
Shirts vs Skins by Fixit inPost
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When you live in a city, you most likely will come across very interesting and unusual people or situations. On this particular day, I was waiting in front of a coffee shop. I saw this guy a little further away walking towards me. As you can see in the photo, he is the only person not wearing a shirt. Well for some crazy reason or another, it reminded me of my childhood of playing weekend pickup games like football or basketball with my friends. It was a time when you couldn’t afford uniforms so you improvised. One side would wear shirts and the other side no shirts (skins), so you could tell who was or wasn’t on your team. I thought to myself, maybe this guy was on his way to a game or just came back from one. That is what I wanted to believe. SIGH. The good old days…. I miss my old friends. I shot the image using ProCamera and did very little to it. What editing I did do was in Snapseed, BigLens and FilterStorm.
The Reader: St Paul, Paris by Lumilyon
We passed by the bookshop whilst window shopping in St. Paul. Of course, I longed to know: What were the papers in that box, the focus of such deep concentration? Perhaps a ledger of his life? An account of lost dreams? Shot with Hipstamatic (Claunch 72 Monochrome film, John S lens) Frame cropped and levels slightly adjusted in Snapseed.
Untitled by louisefryer
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The photo is of Klaus, he is a street entertainer who frequents Brighton regularly, I’ve watched his performance a few times and he is always quite outlandish and different. Taken with Hipstamatic, Film: BlacKeys Extra Fine. Lens: John S.