Friday, August 30, 2013

Hawk - 2013-242


Hawk - 2013-242, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Sometimes it just happens that you luck out. I noticed a gila monster on my back wall, so went to get my camera.

When I returned, the creature was heading for cover under the pyracantha because this hawk, and two others, had started flying around looking for lunch. So instead of the venomous lizard, the hawk was the capture of the day.

I did get a shot of the lizard, hiding in the shrubbery; I'll see what I can do with that later.

Peace to all,
Judi

Vista - 2013-241


Vista - 2013-241, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Desert landscape with saguaro and a monsoon sky.

All editing performed in iPhone app Snapseed.

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Little Wall - 2013-240

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Nothing very exciting, just a low wall enclosing a parking lot.

Cropped then edited with VSCOcam, then on to Instagram for further processing!

Happy Wall Wednesday!

And peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Abby Stract - 2013-239

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Cropped in Squaready, edited in PicCam, filter applied in Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aloe Bowiea Flowering - 2013-238

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The flowers are opening, bottom up. They are very unassuming as you can see.

Peace, Judi

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saved by the Casserole - 2013-237

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I tried making vegan raw eggplant "bacon". I screwed up and it stuck to the pans badly. (although considered "raw" it did cook in the oven at about 165F because I don't own a dehydrator.)

So I used the rest of the eggplant and marinade, some tomato, onion, garlic, chickpeas, and spices to make a baked dish. This came out quite tasty.

Peace to all,
Judi

Bells, Bricks, and Sky - 2013-236 (Saturday)

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Snapseed edit of a shot I took while at a stop light between events this evening.

Peace to all,
Judi

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sewing Helper - 2013-235

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This cute little stuffed dog is actually a sewing helper. With thimble on its tail, tape measure in its mouth, and a body designed as a pin cushion (although I could never bring myself to put pins in it) it sits right next to my machine. Best of all, no hair to clean up and no allergic reaction!

BTW, I've had this little cutie so long I can't remember when i first got it - but probably over 50 years ago (yes, I am that old!)

Shot with Canon EOS-60D, all post-processing performed in Lightroom 5.

Peace to all,
Judi

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aloe Bowiea - 2013-232

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Took this potted aloe outside to photograph it.

I was told it would flower in the spring - guess it is a little confused. ;-)

This species is from South Africa.

Peace to all,
Judi

Looking East - 2013-231

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Sky before yoga - after class it was already dark.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Backyard Beauty - 2013-230

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Mexican Bird of Paradise and what is likely arborvitae as seen @ DD2's place.

Happy Sunday!

and Peace to all,
Judi

Salt & Peppa Shoes - 2013-229 (Saturday)

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DD2 collects shoes of all kinds. These s&p shakers were on her table today - so cute!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Peace to all, Judi

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Desert Water


Desert Water, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Another from yesterday evening.

Monsoon storm brings raindrops to the car windows.

The palm and other items on the landscape are reflected upside-down in these drops. Not bad for an iPhone pic, and I didn't even use my macro lens.

Peace to all, Judi

Lightning - 2013-228

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From my covered/screened back patio I lucked out and was able to capture this lightning tonight.

As I write, the storm continues but alas, I have other things I must do, so no more attempts tonight.

Peace (and fun weather) for all,
Judi

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tres - 2013-227


Tres - 2013-227, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Left - the sky at 3:00 PM.
Top - the Cordials playing at Twilight Third Thursday @ Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Bottom - and the storm rolled in.

I guess while I was out enjoying this music, the part of town where I live had about 2 inches of rain fall; pretty good for only a 20-30% chance.

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, August 15, 2013

On The Corner - 2013-226

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Mayfair and Lord Kelvin filters with extras make for an interesting Wall Wednesday entry.

HWW!

Peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blue Shoes - 2013-225

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Earlier this year, I made a donation to the Surfrider Foundation. As a thank you gift, the shoe company, Teva, sent me a coupon good for a free pair of sandals. There were several models to choose from and this pair is what I selected. Cool, huh?

Blue Teva sandals shot with a Canon EOS-60D as seen on the viewfinder of an Anscoflex II.

Peace to all,
Judi

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mini Mill - 2013-224

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In a small garden.

Peace to all,
Judi

View from Tangerine - 2013-223 (Sunday)

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Just off the 10 on Tangerine Rd. was this gorgeous view today.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sparkly - 2013-222

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Water feature found outside the Phoenix Art Museum.

We went to see an exhibit called "From Above" which included aerial photographs from the collection owned by the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography. Some amazing shots were included.

We also wandered through other exhibits at the museum - some of the modern abstract stuff, I just don't get! They did have a couple of small Georgia O'Keefe's and a Frida Kahlo (which was a very bizarre image of someone committing suicide - also not my cup of tea.) But this is what makes the world of art.

Happy weekend everyone!
Peace to all, Judi

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tree Top - 2013-221

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This palm tree is fruiting against a nearly cloudless sky.

Cropped in Squaready, edited with Instaeffect and Instagram.

Happy Friday!

And peace to all,
Judi

Chips and Salsa - 2013-220 (Thursday)

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Delicious snacky food.

Peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bird Bird Fish - 2013-219

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Happy Wall Wednesday!

This wall was next to the one with the Pepsi can from 7/31/20113. This is just a very small portion of it.

Although photographed on 7/31, I am making it my P365 for today as time is limited.

I processed this image entirely in GIMP - cropped, lightened, applied retinex treatment, watermark, and sharpening.

Have a great Wednesday!

Peace to all,
Judi

August Selfie - 2013-218 (Tuesday)

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The obligatory monthly self-portrait. I really kinda like this one for a change; don't usually like photos of myself. Guess it's all the manipulation and grunge and reflections.

Cropped in Squaready. Edited in InstaEffect and Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Monday, August 5, 2013

Records TTV - 2013-217

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Old LPs on a shelf, captured on the viewfinder of an Anscoflex II using a Canon EOS-60D.

Hadn't done one of these type photos in a couple of years. Hope to do more of these in the coming weeks.

Peace to all,
Judi

Pink Oleander - 2013-216

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Many of them are in bloom now.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Low clouds - 2013-215 (Saturday)

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Spent the afternoon browsing antique shops, had a vegan pizza, then to a house concert. Valerie and Don Armstrong are amazing songwriters and musicans!

Peace to all,
Judi

Friday, August 2, 2013

Livin' In The Wild, Wild West - 2013-214

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Never saw one of these signs until I moved here!

Here is Tucson, Arizona.

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yum - 2013-213


Yum - 2013-213, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Homemade stevia sweetened dark chocolate peanut-butter cups. Yum!

Peace to all,
Judi

Wall on 1st - 2013-212

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Happy Wall Wednesday !

Just a potion of a longer wall near a bus stop.

Peace to all,
Judi

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