Friday, July 2, 2010

(Day 183) Phriday Phun

I've been meaning to take part in Scott's Phriday Phun for a while now, but events always seemed to conspire against me. But today I set a goal to participate, and I think I achieved it - at least, I had phun, and that's the objective. I haven't learned to use any sophisticated photo tools yet, so I just went out and played a bit with the camera - you never know really what you have till you download and have a look. I call the first one 'hurricane' and the second one 'wet paint'.

(18-55mm  f22  1/5 sec  ISO100)















(18-55mm  f36  1/5 sec  ISO100)


31 comments:

Julia said...

Very cool pictures. My guess is you took a picture of trees.

Katherine said...
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Scott said...

Wow and those are both beyond perfect for Phun Phriday! Many of mine have been camera manipulation as well as the ones which are done in Photoshop. These are AWESOME! I'm going to have to try that. THANKS FOR PLAYING RICK!!! I do hope you're planning on leaving a comment with a link on today's Phun Phriday! post.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are neat shots.

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness...I really shouldn't start writing comments on peoples blogs until I am well & truly awake. I just reread my comment... and what I meant to write was that Scott will be very pleased & that these are very befitting names for these photos.Great Phun!

CarreraCaballo said...

This not Phun, THIS IS ART :-) :-) :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

imac said...

Quite nifty Rick.

S. Etole said...

The bottom one has a bit of a rain forest look to it ...

Rick said...

@Julia - thanks Julia; you're right - an elm tree, in case you couldn't make that out! ;-)

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you Scott - means a lot coming from the Phun Phriday master himself! I'll be coming by your blog in a bit to have a look.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth; a bit of a departure from the 'normal'.

Rick said...

@Katherine - I never saw your original comment so I couldn't really tell if you were awake ;-)

Thanks Katherine - hope your weekend is going well and you're enjoying it. wide awake!

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - ha ha - should art be phun or serious ? Thanks Joseph!

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - now that I look at it again, I can see that. Thanks Susan.

marty said...

I love such images ! it's like a dream -
the light is so beautiful and it seems to move ! have a nice week end Rick

darlin said...

Wow, these are fantastic shots Rick! I can't even guess what the "Hurricane" is but the "Wet Paint" I could make out. Totally phun!

Jeanne Klaver said...

These are great photos. You definitely have an artist's touch!

M. Hassan said...

Hi, I don't know how you did it, but its an amazing job.

They're more like art to me.. Love both of them!

chasity said...

these are so cool rick.
i especially like the 2nd one...
it's reminds me of a cool rain in the forest.

very creative.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh but now you made me curious about the original one. Show it to us tomorrow?
;-)

Karen said...

Your experimentation is a success! I especially love the first photo. Amazing what a little creativity and phun will produce!!

Rick said...

@marty - thank you Marty - for your comments, and for following. I hope your weekend was superb!

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you Darlene. I had a lot of phun making these, especially the first one.

psst - don't tell anyone else, but it's a frog in a blender! ;-)

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - thank you Jeanne; now I'll have to tell that to my wife - she was really wondering what I was doing!

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - thank you M! Just a little 'fooling around' with the camera.

Rick said...

@chasity - thanks Chas! It's amazing how you can draw and paint with light using the camera.

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - ha ha - these ARE the originals Dag. These are SOOC (sorry, I haven't graduated to sophisticated tools like Photoshop yet).

Rick said...

@Karen - thank you Karen. You're right - I think I'm going to order up some more experimentation ;-)

Krista said...

Rick, I really like both of these! They are phun to sit back and look at, too! :o)

Rick said...

@Krista - I took a break from somewhat more 'conventional' photography - and it was phun! Thanks Krista.