Today’s iPhoneography Monday theme is Black & White. Two elements of a photograph that I enjoy the most are textures and lines. These can easily be highlighted when an image is converted into monochrome or black and white. This is a photo of a wooden slipper key chain which I bought on my recent trip to the Philippines. I set it on my hardwood floor and used my iPhone’s native camera (set to HDR) to take the shot. It was then converted to black and white using Snapseed. The details that you see were also enhanced using the same iPhone app.
Please check out Sally’s version on Lens and Pens by Sally, and Polly’s black and white photo on Watching the Photo Reels. Of course, you are more than welcome to join the challenge, see the mechanics here.
Art Installation by Provincetown artists Ewa Nogiec and Norma Holt
When I visited Provincetown, MA last year, the photograph of the faces of the women mounted on the side of the Fisherman’s Wharf in Provincetown Harbor caught my attention. I saw the installation in passing when the whale watching boat that I was on was coming back to shore. I remember hearing the tour guide mention something about these photos, but I couldn’t hear the story very well from where I was standing. I later found out that these photos were of Eva Silva, Mary Jason, Bea Cabral and Frances Raymond, all of Portuguese descent. According to what I’ve read, there is a fifth photo, that of Almeda Segura, which unfortunately was destroyed by the weather. These photos were meant as a tribute to the women of this fishing village, who demonstrated strength, courage and composure, keeping the community alive, while waiting for the return of their male seafaring counterparts who sailed and fished the waters of the Cape and the Atlantic.
I know, I know…I’m late for iPhoneography Monday again. I can’t seem to get back into the rhythm. Since I started shooting weddings this year, I have received several requests for family portraits as well, and it has been keeping me really busy. But, I will try to find time to update my blog more often.
Allow me to post my version of Macro for iPhoneography Monday (Tuesday in this case). Shot with my iPhone, of course and edited with Snapseed.
More macro photos can be found on Sally’s Lens & Pens by Sally and Polly’s Watching Photo Reels. You may also join on the challenge, click here for the mechanics.
“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”
- Robert Frost
I shall never get tired of featuring Nature for iPhoneography Monday. It is easy to get lost in the day-to-day chaos, but it is important to find time to admire the beauty that nature provides us, be it a simple and quick walk around the garden or a full on stroll around the nature park.
I hope you enjoyed today’s iPhoneography post. If you want more, please head over to Sally’s Lens & Pens by Sally; and Polly’s Watching the Photo Reels for their very own version of iPhoneography Monday. And as always, feel free to join the challenge, you can find the mechanics on the iPhoneography Monday page of the blog.