Saturday, June 5, 2010

Round Robin: Garden Portraits

It's been a while since I participated in the Round Robin Photo Challenge.
For you Robins who have not been here since my last challenge from April of 2009, I was a little busy being pregnant and having the most wonderful baby ever.

Now that the dust has settled and we are all finding our footing together (and now that he sleeps eight to 10 hours a night), I want to get back into doing some of my favorite things, including participating in the photo challenges.

It is nice to be back here.

That said, when it came time to pick a garden for the Garden Portraits challenge, I did not look far. I went to my own garden. Or lack thereof.

We are in the process of redoing the yards, front and back, so there isn't much there. But one thing that is left, and that I love, is the bear's breeches.

Maybe I just like it because of the name. Anyway, the plant is pretty cool these days. It used to just be a messy tangle of big leaves. Then suddenly, after years of not blooming, it flowered.
And they are pretty cool blooms.

Once I got my regular shots, I decided to play with the iPhone app, Hipstamatic.
All shots are taken with the John S. lens and the Dreampop flash. I used three different "films."

The next two are with the Ina's 1969 "film." This has been my favorite of the film options so far. But there are some others I have not tried yet since I have not bought all the paks.

These next two are take with the Alfred's Infrared "film." Pretty cool, old-school film look.

These last two were taken using the Blackey's "film." It is very contrasty, which I like. Though I don't think it really works with this subject.

Anyway, as I said, it is nice to be back in the land of the Robins. If you want to see who else played along on this challenge, go to the Round Robin site and check them out.


Carly said...

Hi Jill :)

Welcome Back Sweetie! I have missed you. Congratulation on the new baby!! ((HUGS)) to all! :)

You're right, that is a pretty nifty plant. Love soft pink color, and it's great that you got a little creative with the filters. Neat, neat neat!!! :) Once again, welcome back. I hope you will continue to join us again!



Linda said...

What an interesting plant! I love the texture of it. Isn't it fun to manipulate pictures with filters and actions, etc.?

ellen b said...

That is a really great plant. I like it's height and all the petals...
Happy Challenge to you!

Rich said...

Hi Jill,

Some nice play there, I think it can be a challenge to photograph plants in black and white...

I think shot 5 is my favourite, the post processing works nicely.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Ooh, I love the unusual shape and name of the flowers, and the way you put the app through its pages. The blue-green ones are my favorites!

Welcome back, and congrats on the best baby ever! :)

Jama said...

So beautiful and unique! I don't think I've seen them before.