Take 12! August

As some of you know, I have been struggling with a creative block for some time now-this group of pictures is really the first stuff I have done in almost a month. I decided too, to change-up the Take 12! format a bit and instead of fun, useless facts, maybe talk a bit about what was going on that day-

Where I  Was At:

Literally–around the neighborhood, particularly at the Methodist Church grounds, my backyard and street-

Mentally–all over the place. It was very hard to stay focused (no pun intended, but there you go) on this project which is now in its third year. I also struggled with just being in the moment and allowing myself to just *see* what was around me. August is a rough month in the South–most everything has bloomed and is now just trying to survive the summer, the lawns are a bit brown and people are staying inside to beat the heat-which has been intense this year-

Creatively–overall, I cannot say I am thrilled with the pictures I took-but it was a small victory of sorts in that I took pictures. But it took me almost a day to really settle down and start working with them. And in trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I realized that some of these mediocre shots could be used as experiments in photo impressionism. In the end, this does not make them great photos, but perhaps interesting ones and it did get me to thinking about some other possibilities. I know that blocks and burn-out are a part of the process–my great fear is that I will never be able to take a picture again which is crazy-town thinking, but there it is.

This exercise also reminded me that sometimes you just have to press *click* to get going again.

Images taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Formulas, Stackables, iColorama S, Pic-Tap-Go, Photo Toaster and Snapseed

For today: Take 12! August


I remember the first time I saw this barn-it was I think around 2007 when I was out surveying in Currituck County. I kept meaning to go back and get pictures, but just never got around to that part of the county. This last trip, I made a point of driving over there and I was excited to see that the building–and its message–although a little worse for wear, was still standing.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed and Distressed Fx

For today: Saved




Our Work Has Been Stolen


An excellent post from David Pasillas about the ongoing problem of image theft-I remember reading a blog post many months ago from a professional photographer who basically stated that it is a losing battle to protect one’s images-one would have to monitor most everyday searching for their work online, in addition to having work copyrighted-clearly copyrights, watermarks and so forth are not the silver bullet many believe them to be-

Originally posted on iPhone Photographer | David Pasillas:

I think I always knew this was going to happen. In fact, I caught someone a few years ago that had stolen one of my iphone photos and was distributing it to people that wanted to create composites. I wasn’t too upset about that because it wasn’t a great photo, and it probably wouldn’t have been used for anything since it was heavily edited. At any rate, a simple cease and desist worked.

This recent discovery is much more upsetting. It’s a bit of a rabbit hole that myself and other artists have been delving into the last few days. At first it looked like another poster website selling photographs that didn’t belong to them. A bit of research has lead us to believe its much worse.

I actually found some of your work on their site too. I’ll mention the names in a minute, but I honestly don’t want…

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Take 12! July

The 12th almost got away from me today-I am visiting family and was not paying real close attention to the date-but happily, it all worked out.

5 Things I Learned Today

1)  Porcupines float in water.

2)  There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

3) There are 172 days left in the year.

4) Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings, Nebraska in 1927.

5) Nebraska was once called “The Great American Desert.” (I suspect there are still a few folks who have held on to that idea.)

Images taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Pic-Tap-Go, iColoramaS, Stackables, Formulas App, Tangled Fx and Perfect BW

For today: Take 12! July



Reaching for Heaven

Fields of corn near Currituck Sound on a summer evening-

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Tangled Fx, Formulas and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Reaching for Heaven

Reaching for Heaven

Reaching for Heaven


Dry Dock

A row of Currituck skiffs, waiting for repair–they actually have been there for a while and so I do not know if put in the water if they would be very sea-worthy. But I love these boats–their shape, the way they work the water, and the heritage they hold.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Formulas and Pic-Tap-Go

For today: Dry Dock

Currituck Skiffs

Currituck Skiffs

Back Again

Well, six weeks turned more into eight, I know. I think I am just in one of those places where inspiration is elusive now and I am struggling with my photography. But I also know that sometimes you just have to go out and take pictures anyway. I will be posting somewhat erratically through the remaining months of summer; hopefully by the fall I will be back on a more regular posting schedule.

I did manage a very quick trip out to the Sound-the image below was taken at sunset. Such a quiet place; and it never disappoints in my finding new ways of looking at some of my favorite spots.

Image taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Snapseed, Formulas, Stackables, Tangled Fx and Glaze

For today: Sunset

The Sound at Sunset

The Sound at Sunset

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