Still experimenting with my iPad. This time I made some images of a begonia. The plant is predominantly colour and texture unlike the tulips I posted earlier, which have in addition to colour interesting, strong shapes. Using a few different apps I ended with an almost abstract interpretation of this plant.
Enjoying my early coffee, I noticed the beautiful light on a vase with tulips on the table. I made a few images then transferred these to my iPAD and started to play with these pictures using a few apps. I then again I copied them to my computer and using my favourite program OnOne prefect photosuite made some refinements. The final result looks like an old 17 or 18 century still life painting.
Looking at a very simple mundane subject, you see how the different elements combine to give you an image with strong visual stopping power. The scene here is almost a monochrome blue picture because of the colour of the sky and the bus. The horizontal lines of the window shades and the vertical lines of the metal window frames are the other elements, which are important to the overall design.
A few weeks ago I showed an old portfolio with pictures I made in 1976 at the weekly cattle auction in Sturgeon Falls. My friends enjoyed the images and urged me to scan the negatives, which I started doing. It is a tedious job but I ended up with a great collection of over four hundred pictures. Now before people write me and ask where and when this auction takes place i am sorry to say. The auction has become the victim of the computer and internet. It simply does not exist any more. Al;l that is left are the memories and these pictures.
Today I just like to add some colour to my posting. Spring has not arrived yet. I took this picture last Sunday. I liked the abstract quality of the image accentuated by the strong primary colours. It actually looks more like a street you would expect in South American town rather than cold Northern Ontario.