Monday, September 30, 2013

Sun Circle - 2013-272

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Did the Walk to End Alzheimer's as a virtual member of the Greater Boston team today with two other local team members. We saw this along our walk route.

Thanks to all who sponsored me for being so generous!

This image was edited in Snapseed, Squaready, Instaframe, and Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, September 29, 2013

TBG Visit - 2013-271 (Saturday)

Shed window, desert rose, and cactus blossom at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Peace to all,
Judi

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vegan Banana Bread - 2013-270

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A slightly modified version of the recipe found on www.theppk.com since my brown sugar was like a rock! Came out yummy.

Will catch up next week.

Peace to all, Judi

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tiatro Carmen - 2013-269

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This is a shot I took on Sunday with my DSLR. I had trouble with Lightroom tonight so processed this in The GIMP first, then squared it up on my iPhone in Squaready, and posted via Instagram.

Have a wonderful night or morning or whatever time of day it is where you are!

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fabric fiesta - 2013-268 and Lightroom Madness

Here is fabric hung in a closet-edited with PicGram and Instagram. Colors have been inverted, just for fun.

On another note:
Thank the Goddess for backups - my Lightroom 5 catalog was corrupt today, although OK on 9/22.

The backup from 9/18 was also corrupt (strange since the catalog was OK on 9/22,) but the previous one from 9/9 was A-OK.

I've restored (a very simple process) but now must import all images created since then - as well as try to recreate how some of them were processed since that info was kept inside the catalog.

At least it's only a couple of weeks, but much work to be recreated!

I think I will have to start backing up every time I exit LR, rather than just once a week.

Now off to recreate 2 weeks' worth of work.

Peace to all,
Judi

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Grandad - 2013-267

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A rather aged saguaro cactus as seen at the top of Sunset Rd., Tucson, AZ, USA.

Another 3-image HDR merged in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. Further edits applied in LR5.

Peace to all,
Judi

Desert Vista - 2013-266

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At the top of Sunset Road, it is a dead-end with a turn-around place. I shot this from that location.

This 3 image HDR was created with a B&W preset in HDR Efex Pro 2.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome to Autumn - 2013-265

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This slate holds the only colorful leaves around my neighborhood right now. Temps are still in the high 90s.

Today, I took a trip to some places in town I had not previously visited - a park with a lake, a very difficult road with huge ups and downs on its way to the top - a dead end that gave a decent view of the city, and lastly another city park which holds a mountain with spectacular views of the city and all the surrounding mountain ranges. I hope to start processing the pictures this week.

Happy Equinox!

and peace to all,
Judi

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wavy - 2013-264


Wavy - 2013-264, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Agave processed in AltPhoto, Squaready, Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Aloe Bowiea Flowering Again - 2013-263

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Two more flower stalks are shooting up - very exciting (it doesn't take much!)

I'm loving my 60mm macro lens!

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, September 19, 2013

G is for Giraffe - 2013-262

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A couple of giraffes from my vast collection.

Cropped and texture applied in PicGram app. Filter applied in Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mural Wall - 2013-261

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Very large mural on the wall of a furniture store in Tucson, Arizona.

Edited with iPhone app Snapseed, squared up and watermark added by PC app Instasize. This app is available here and is free.

The Instasize app could be especially helpful to Lightroom users - as you export a photo to the folder being monitored, the app would automatically create an Instagram ready photo which could then be posted to Instagram.

Thanks, BG, for allowing me to help you test this fun new app!

Happy Wall Wednesday!

Peace to all,
Judi

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tree-lined Street - 2013-260

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This street is in Tucson, AZ. What do you suppose is down that road?

Processed in VSCOcam iPhone app.

Peace to all, Judi

Old Door, New Floor - 2013-259

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At the Buddhist center where I attend yoga they just installed new red carpet.

Namaste and peace to all,
Judi

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stacked Up - 2013-258

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Some hard labor helping with this today.

My daughter and son-in-law are removing all flooring and will be replacing it in the near future. These tiles came up whole - some only held down by the grout that was between them! It was a very bad installation, for sure.

I didn't help remove them from the floor, but did help move the salvaged tiles from inside to outside where they are now stacked and waiting for a future yard sale!

A dip in the pool really felt good to me, I can only imagine how it must have helped DD and SIL!

Peace to all,
Judi

Friday, September 13, 2013

Which Witch - 2013-256

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Elpheba was misunderstood!

Taken with Hipstamatic, rotated and toned with Photo Editor, filtered and shared with Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hipsta Sky - 2013-255

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Just installed the free version of Hipstamatic on my iPhone. Having fun playing with the lenses and films.

Peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wall Visitor - 2013-254

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I've got another wall shot that I took over the weekend that I was going to use today, but then this little guy visited my back wall.

I am not sure if this is a squirrel or a chipmunk or something else entirely. Where I come from we had mainly grey squirrels so they were easy to recognize. Here in the desert, I just don't know.

Does anyone know? Thanks in advance if you'd let us know in the comments.

Happy Wall Wednesday!

and Peace to All,
Judi

Fisheye Sky - 2013-253 (Tuesday)

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60% chance of rain today, then forecasting dry the rest of the week. #photojojofisheye

Of course, by the time I am posting this here on the blog (due to Flickr issues last night), the forecast has changed. Some chance of rain through the rest of the week - but here in the desert, that is A-OK!

Peace to all,
Judi

Monday, September 9, 2013

Macro Abstract B&W - 2013-252

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This is a 3-shot HDR processed in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and LR5.

Any guesses as to what this is?

If this works, here's a color version of the same:
Macro Abstract Color

Which do you prefer?

Peace to all,
Judi

Fountain and Fowl - 2013-251

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This fountain and pond are in Ft. Lowell Park in Tucson, AZ.

Today was my first visit to this park. Old military buildings, or what remains of them, are on display and somewhat under the protection of a ramada. There is also a small museum which was not open today.

I was so happy to see this pond and fountain, a nice treat in this desert city. The water was very green, however; swimming, wading, and fishing are not allowed. It is filled with "reclaimed water".

Peace to all,
Judi

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Look To The Western Sky - 2013-250

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This 3-shot HDR image was taken looking west in late afternoon. If you look just at the horizon, you can see the Tucson Mountains in the distance.

Peace to all,
Judi

Future Guacamole - 2013-249

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Veg and hot sauce ready to work with to make guacamole, one of my favorite things!

Have a great weekend!

Peace to all,
Judi

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sunset Reflection - 2013-248

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Another beauty, reflected in glass doors.

Edited with Pixlr Express +, squared in Squaready, posted via Instagram (no filter).

Peace to all,
Judi

Retaining Wall - 2013-247

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A wooden retaining wall as part of a downhill wash. I love all the layers of different elements; hope you do, too.

Peace to all,
Judi

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Painted Clouds - 2013-246

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Monsoon season is winding down, please forgive me a few cloud pics as soon there'll be no clouds to photograph.

Peace to all,
Judi

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Angled - 2013-245

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As seen at a stop light this evening, edited in AltPhoto, squared in Squaready. No Instagram filter.

Peace to all,
Judi

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Selfie - 2013-244

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The obligatory monthly selfie.
Edited with Alt Photo, then Instagram.

Peace to all,
Judi

Shadow Shot - 2013-243

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Boring day cleaning and moving furniture around so this is all I've got.

Peace!
Judi

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