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Made in the Shade

At the AVCS back to school picnic.


The Back of the Bus

20120904-195945.jpgEveryone made it through the first day back. Now we just have to wade through all the paperwork.

I went back to the drawing board in my app arsenal for this one. I used Touch Retouch to remove a trash can, then Snapseed to crop and add filters. Here was the original:

I used this picture because frankly it was the only one I took with my phone today. All the others of the kids were taken with my DSLR. However, I just learned from another iPhone photographer/editer/blogger, Painted By the Sun, about theĀ Eye-Fi card, which sends photos from her Nikon straight to her iPad, iPhone or computer! The bus ride may be long and slow, but I’ll get there eventually.

The Fountain of…


This fountain resides in a courtyard at the private school where the kids’ swim practice takes place. Buildings of unremarkable architecture surround it. The fountain struck me as rather the same, until I began to look at this picture. I became mesmerized. I began to wonder what purpose this fountain really serves.

I’m curious if I’m the only one. Please do me a favor. Stare at this picture for 20 seconds.

Now kindly respond to this poll:

I edited this picture in Photoshop Express from the original below. I sharpened and saturated and overexposed it. I hope the same didn’t happen to me.20120416-200830.jpg