Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tweaked, And More Fun With Pictures

This stop and go - one or two inches of snowfall - every now and again - pattern of snowfall has wreaked havoc on my free time this weekend since I have to remain on standby and keep a couple of driveways, parking lots and their attendant sidewalks clear. So unfortunately a window of opportunity to get out for some good exploring the past couple of days didn't present itself.

But we did venture out for a quick ride Sunday afternoon, and in conjunction with my new-found internet mobility I was able to twitter-out a couple of shots while simultaneously rolling through Northampton...





Amazing, these times we live in. The iPhone, while only equipped a 3.1 mega pixel camera, can be endowed with multiple photography 'apps' to handsomely edit and enhance otherwise tepid pics with some old fashioned or other artsy treatments. To wit:



And best of all, the pics can be immediately sent from the phone to Flickr or Twitter, and (I haven't tried yet), but Facebook too, I think. Freedom of movement, bloggified.

On the way back from Northampton, we did a quick stop atop a Mt. Tom lookout for a January viewing of Easthampton, generously tweaked with a tilt-shift effect: another new edit that I've become obsessed with:



How obsessed..? Let's say a few wee-hours of the weekend were spent rifling through my archives to retouch a few otherwise innocent landscape shots...



(Some more of the weekend's tilt-shifting madness can be found here...)



...at any rate, it should be good having a few more blogging options to cast into the pot of swirling stew that is 'in the valley'...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tilt-Shift? That is nothing new. That's the way I walk. Guess I could use a little "Tweaking".

Tony said...

Larry, is that you? Hope all is well, and Happy New Year to you and the family!

mgeorgieva said...

Love the soft glow!

Radar Check said...

Cool pic of main street and hipodrome, looks like mr rogers neighborhood.

jpo said...

Sweet! Tilt-shift is fun. The diagonal roadway in the foreground in the last shot detracts from the effect, though - maybe a tighter crop would help.

Jeffrey Byrnes said...

ooooooo someone has gotten a hole of tilt shift photography! Great to see you trying new things like that! Awesome photos Tony!

Tony said...

Glad you guys like the 'mr rodgers' effect, I,ll be experimenting with more of that, for sure..!

Mary E.Carey said...

Love the pic that looks like a miniature village! Facebook, you say? OK, I've got to get one of these gadgets.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

I love that "Mr. Rogers Effect". Amazing.

Tony said...

Cool stuff, aye ladies..?