Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Secret! I Know A Secret!


'Solarized Cactus' © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

OK, it's really NOT a secret, but if you have an Android phone, your cell phone camera has this little icon that looks like a magic wand. Have you played with that? I have. Perhaps excessively if there is such a thing, but I always like to explore the, 'what would happen if' or the, 'how would this look if...' kind of thing. So, when I saw all the different effects my cell phone camera (Samsung Galaxy III in case you have one and you haven't gone 'exploring' in the camera settings yet) in my world of photography, I consider this to be 'bling'. Big time bling!

The effect you see here is the 'solarizing' effect. There are lots of shadows in this image, but they have been interpreted differently due to the effect. And, I will say, 'me likey'! I've been playing around a lot for the past year and a half with these effects and I often find myself using this one.

Here's another one, but more of a 'big picture' kind of image at the Albuquerque's Bio Park's Japanese pond:

Japanese Pond at the Albuquerque Bio Park © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

I had this one enlarged and printed on metallic paper. It has a pretty good 'cool' factor according to my son!

Hopefully, I've unleashed a fun 'Pandora's Box' for you. Now, get that cell phone camera out and go PLAY!!!

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12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures!! And I can tell that you are having fun with your camera/phone!! Thanks for sharing, Paula!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Ruth Kelly said...

I'll have to try that magic wand. I feel as if I want to run away to Arizona to the warmth of the sun and get out of the freezer in Utah.

robin. said...

awesome camera effects...so fun experimenting!! the second shot is gorgeous!! happy weekend. looking forward to your "light" posting.

Leovi said...

Nice and bright pictures! I love the beauty of these reflexes! Greetings !

Gemma Wiseman said...

Enchanting effects. The cactus looks like barbed wire and the second scene looks so "√°live"with magic. beautiful.

Oman said...

so soothing to the eyes. great find for this sunday chillax. great job.

BLOGitse said...

Nice work.
I take photos with my camera, I'm not yet in shooting with mobiles or iPad...
BLOGitse

Catherine said...

The effects are indeed very cool...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The pond shot is magical!

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Norma Ruttan said...

what a magnificent pond shot! I still haven't gotten the ability to get a worthwhile shot from my new Samsung. I can't seem to hold it still while trying to hit the button!

MyMaracas said...

very cool effect!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love, love, love tat first shot Paula, so artistic!

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