iPhone Thursday

Is it weird that I sometimes go to the cemetery to clear my head?  Hanging out with the spirits can be pretty peaceful, and quiet too.  Besides that, here in Cincinnati we have one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country, Spring Grove Cemetery.

Spring Grove consists of  733 acres of gorgeous landscape surrounded by  12 ponds, beautiful flowers and trees, wildlife, and tons of  breathtaking gravestones and mausoleums.  I don't mind that I get lost almost every time I am there,  I always run into something new to fall in love with.  When I was reading about Spring Grove's history I found out that many generals from the civil war are buried there, as well as 3 state governors and also the guy who gave us the honey dew melon, pretty cool.

BTW today has been declared by someone as World Photography Day. Go celebrate by taking a picture of something that catches your eye.  If you don't have a camera, use the camera on your phone. :)

iPhone art

I don't really enjoy talking on my phone as much as I love to take pictures with it.    I am addicted to it, seriously addicted.  I have had it for about 9 months and I have managed to save over 400o pictures that I refuse to erase.  I am sure I have probably taken double that,  if not more.  I have about 25 photo apps, and about 10 I really want to get.  It's kinda crazy.  But it is also nice to always have a camera with me, because I see something I want to take a picture of everywhere I go.

I snapped a picture of these statues with my Nikon and my iPhone.  I like my phone pictures best.  I have always been drawn to grain and contrast.  This phone and it's apps are great for creating images that are grainy or noisy.   I don't mind if things aren't perfectly in focus.  It reminds me of using my Holga, but I get the instant gratification of digital.

These are all captured and processed with my iPhone.  I get lots of emails about what apps I use, I will try to start including them in my posts when I can remember.  Sometimes I just go crazy with a ton of apps on top of each other until I get something I like.   I used the Mill Color App on the color photos and PS Mobile on the black and white.

The first two were taken at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

This was taken at the entrance of a horse farm in Kentucky .

This is one of my favorite iPhone photos I have captured.  I stumbled upon this beauty after I intentionally got myself lost in Boone County.  This one was magic.