I thought this was a funny photo. I was in a church in Gorham, New Hampshire on a fall workshop and was experimenting with a fisheye lens on my iPhone. One of the photographers in the group walked in to the image as I was shooting. I love the expression on his face when he realized he was going to interfere with my shot.
On one of my good days a few weeks ago, I went into Morristown to do some errands and then decided to take the long way back home driving out toward Lewis Morris Park. I decided to go to walk around Sunrise Lake. I know there are benches around the lake, so I could sit down if I needed a rest, but I was fine. It was a little windy, so I decided to take some slow shutter speed photos using the App Slow Cam on my iPhone. All my shots seemed to be saving to my camera roll but all I got were blank images. WARNING: I just upgraded to OS8 on my iPhone and iPad and have noticed some of my Apps aren’t working properly if at all. It’s no big deal for me since I found another app that does work, Long Exp, but I haven’t shot anything exciting with it yet. If you do have an iPhone or iPad, and are thinking of upgrading, make sure you back them up first. This way if you are having problems with OS8, you can go back very easily. This image was shot straight from the camera App, so at least I came away with something.
Warren and I were walking through the Waldorf Astoria in NYC last week. The hotel is famous for its art deco decor. This is a photo of a small part of the huge art deco heating wall vents in the lobby on Park Ave. To make the photo a little more interesting, I used an oil painting filter in Topaz Labs.
Warren and I took a drive on Sunday to drop off 3 of my photos which were accepted into a show opening Friday evening at Gallery 14 in Hopewell, NJ. On the way back we stopped at the Duke Gardens in Bridgewater, NJ, where Doris Duke grew up and lived part-time as an adult. There is a greenhouse where they grow orchids and other plants. Misters spray water every few minutes to keep the plants moist so there are a lot of water drops on all the plants.
This isn’t an artistic image but I wanted to share it anyway.
Many of you are probably too young to know about Jon Gnagy. He had a TV show where he taught drawing and painting. I came across this paint box when I was roaming around The Art Factory. I had a least one of these growing up. It wasn’t until I opened it up and remembered painting with one and trying to keep the paint from spreading on to the white metal that divided the different colors. The inside is what it looked like when you used up all the paint.