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1000 Words Flickr Showcase, Week 65

This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from patty.larson, xxfromneptune and librarymook.

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 our other showcases:

1000 Words Facebook curated by Jennifer Bracewell and Josh St. Germain; 1000 Words IG, curated by Dave T and Holly T; and 1000 Words IPA, curated by Mike Hill. If you have any questions about any of these platforms please contact the Juxters who curate for those platforms.

Juxt thanks you for your contributions!

 

Soul drops by patty.larson

Flickr // FB // IPA // IG // EyeEm

This photo is part of a series titled My Soul,show how it can get in and out love to my soul, enters the soul with passion red goes with blue tears, it’s a matter of feeling so that it can capture. Everything is white in the photograph to feel the peace that we have, but sometimes we lose that peace and we have to go back.

Untitled by xxfromneptune
Flickr // Web // IG // FB // EyeEm

I took this photo with SlowShutter Camera and used the BWLab, Blender, FaceTune and Snapseed to process it.

urban sprawl by librarymook
Flickr // IG // EyeEm // Twitter

This photo was taken one October afternoon while waiting for a friend outside Mong Kok station in Hong Kong. Where I was standing was just before a busy intersection and there was a nice patch of light that had evaded the buildings and had reached street level. I found the scene interesting because of several giant billboards above the crowds. What also appealed to me were the contrasting expressions on the faces of the two women in the foreground.

Und ruhig fließt der Rhein by _N_X_
Flickr

A few years ago, my father has digitized all our family photo albums and sent them to me. I started looking at them recently and I was very moved by the older photos, which often represented people who no longer exist, who I have not even known. This image began with an old photo of my maternal grandfather (who died the year I was born).

I had two problems with this image. First, to create a space that did not exist. Second, to maintain or create a certain emotion. In terms of space, the editing work started with a white image I textured with ScratchCam. After unsuccessful attempts I used Pixlrexpress + to divide the image into 3 parts, with the yellow stripe in the middle. I edited the silhouette of my grandfather in Decim8 and obtained an image duplicating the silhouette. I removed one of these repetitions: I had three silhouettes, which could fit in the three parts of the image created by Pixlrexpress +. Then I used Tangent to find a shape that would structure the picture and I found the diagonal lines with the copper color went well with the yellow of the central part. At this point the picture seemed interesting, but a little too far to the left, leaving a gap on the right. With LoryStripes I added four gold stripes: the color combined well with the rest, and they structured the picture while creating some balance on the right.

I liked the structure of the picture but it lacked, perhaps, a little emotion. Without knowing exactly why, I decided to add text and the first lines of Heine’s “Lorelei” came to mind. I wrote them with TitleFx and I found a font that looked like handwriting. With Superimpose, I added them to the picture. I tried to put these lines in several places and finally I chose a diagonal that reminded me of the diagonals created by Tangent. The black and white of my grandfather’s silhouettes and the writing helped to create the emotion I wanted. And the mix between the old (the writing and the black & white) and the contemporary (the processing of the image as a whole) also created an interesting effect.

Finally, the title of the picture is from another verse of “Lorelei,” which evoked the indifferent sustainability of nature while humans, fragile and ephemeral, are just passing through.

Untitled by Lee Redfern
Flickr

I love old, burnt out cars and trucks and if it’s raining, even better. I try to take shots that relay a sense of the melancholy in a moment. I’d seen this car parked a few places around my neighborhood and was waiting on the perfect scenario to shoot it. It rained and I found it all by itself. I like what I shot and my wife says it’s my best to date. I trust her opinion. I created this image using my iPhone and Snapseed to convert it to B/W. Upped the contrast. Then softened it a bit.

Untitled by la_ma_rie
Flickr // Oggl // FB

When I have enough time on my way to work I stop at this lovely place in Winterberg, between Winterthur and Zurich, Switzerland, to take a deep breath of fresh air and a picture or two. I love the friendly cows with their gentle eyes!   I used Oggl, Libatique73 and Sussex. No edits in other apps.

I Can’t Control Myself 2 by cj hawkins
Flickr // IPA

The shot was taken at the Beaufort Street Festival held in my home city of Perth, Western Australia in mid-November. I came across a group of street performers who were doing the motionless thing, so I decided to get right in their faces and shoot. A couple of seconds later, they all went berserk and this is one of three images that I obtained at that time.

I’d accidentally left the iPhone camera on the “Process” setting and I was shooting into the sun too, so the image I started with was not ideal.

I cropped the image in Snapseed and played with the ambience and contrast settings in an attempt to reduce the haze in the original image.

I then took the cropped image into BlurFX and apply a median blur and a motion blur. The resulting image is then painted upon with a variety of different brush strokes in Photo Viva.

Next, the original cropped image is layered with the first Snapseed image, using Superimpose. I masked out all the distracting elements in the image, leaving just the performers. The image was all about their expressions and movement and I felt that the amused onlookers made the image too cluttered and reduced the impact of the performers in the image. I felt the distortion of the space around the performers added something to the feel of the image.

Then, back to Snapseed for some final tonal adjustments. I really wasn’t happy with the final color tones in the image, so I took it into Oggl and used my favourite lens+film combo, John S + D-Type Plate.

Tiny Church, Ontario Canada – Iphoneography by Michael Beresin
Flickr

This particular photo was taken with my iPhone 4s in August 2012 while on vacation in Ontario, Canada.  My wife and I were staying in Niagara on the Lake and took a long bike ride where we encountered a small roadside open market.  There in the parking lot sat the “tiny church”.  It couldn’t have been much larger than 6×8 feet.  A fully equipped church, I was awed by it and immediately knew it would make a great photo.  I normally don’t care for centered photography but in this particular case it just seemed to be the best point of view.  I processed it with Snapseed alone.

5 Comments

  1. Seriously fabulous images. Congrats all!

  2. Blasi

  3. Such great photos! Love this Flickr/Facebook group and It’s always nice to get a glimpse of the process…Congrats all!

  4. Lovely Images… Congrats all! :)

  5. great set of images!

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