Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Peacefully perched, Lomo effect and ladybug redux

- If you look closely, you can see a blue bird sitting on a limb, passing the time of day.  There on the right - slightly above center, below the blue sky.  The park was full of them on Sunday.  What I liked most was that friend Laura stood there with me patiently at the end of our walk, while I photographed the peacefully perched bird with my phone.

- Look at the difference in these two photos.  This one has the rather drab colors of winter, so I applied the "Lomo" effect that can be found in my Picasa editing program.  The Lomo analog camera is produced in Russia and in 1992, a group of Viennese students discovered it and were "charmed by the unique, colorful, and sometimes blurry" images that the camera produced.  It made a more exciting photo, for sure.  :)

- Here's the ladybug photo from Monday, using the Lomo effect.  :)  Fun.


Leonora said...

I like how certain colors really "pop" with the Lomo effect added. I'll have to show these to my daughter.
Bluebirds are my favorite birds- they have a very sweet nature.

happygirl said...

That's a cool effect. I really need to learn to play with the camera in my phone more. There are so many great ways to enhance photos now. :)

Riot Kitty said...

Neat! Mr. RK got some photo software for his, I wonder if he has used this.

LL Cool Joe said...

I always think lomo effect looks like the view I have when my reading glasses need cleaning. :D

Sara said...

I also like the colors popped. It's fun using filters on photos. It's amazing the results you can get.

Seeing all those blue birds is good luck, you know!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the pooped colors - have no idea what that lomo effect is.

Fireblossom said...

I like the Lomo effect!

Ileana said...

That LOMO effect is awesome. The first pic is so much more vibrant, full of life...and yes, I saw the bird, the cutie! Great shot!

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Someone put bluebird houses all along that Greenway trail, so I suspect they are year around residents.

happygirl -

The best thing about Picasa is that it is free! Just download it - it's easy to use.

Riot Kitty -

Photo effects are so much fun - I love to play around with photos, but sometimes they are fine just on their own. I mainly use the "straighten" feature. :)

Joe -

Same here. Ha!

Lynn said...

Sara -

I didn't know bluebirds were good luck, but I like the thought!

Sandie -

It's a type of camera manufactured in Russia which has these effects on the photos from it.

FB -

Thank you. Me too. :)

Ily -

I love how those deadish leaves turned orange. Thanks!

Snaggle Tooth said...

So tough to get bird pics without them flying away! They are pretty- haven't ever seen any bluebirds up here.

Never heard of "Lomo" effect cam before either- was a '92 college grad- that's why it wasn't in my photo courses.

Maybe more colorful Ladybugs are luckier!

TALON said...

Ladybugs are lucky omens (or so my Mom always said) so every time I see one (especially if they manage to show up in the house in winter), I'm delighted...just like I'm delighted to be back on the blog and seeing you, Lynn! :)

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Let's hope they are luckier. :)

Talon -

Yay - you're back! I love that your mom said that and I love that you are back with us on the blogs! xoxoxo

Jannie Funster said...

Yes, it looks great in LoMo. Now... is there a slo-mo Lomo? :) xoox

Betty Manousos said...

love the first photo. the lomo processing is really great!
great job!:)

big hugs~

Lynn said...

Jannie -

Ha! Good idea.


Betty -

Thank you - loved doing that.

Big hugs to you!

Granny Annie said...

I have had to realize that any camera in my hands will not take a good picture because I am a horrible photographer. Can you believe I have missed three of your posts? How did this happen?

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

It's all in the editing. :)

I don't know - that's why I emailed you yesterday - I was a little concerned. So glad to see you back, but I understand the absence, too - lots going on up there.