I’ve just started playing around with a new (to me at least) fractal generating program called Mandelbulb 3D or MB3D. It’s been awhile since I worked with fractals and this program has a lot of features and controls that I’m not familiar with. So I’m sort of following some online tutorials and sort of jumping right in and trying stuff as I go. I’m not in a rush and this kind of “playing” is like getting lost down the rabbit hole. But it’s fun and engrossing. Here are a few of my first images.
Well I really tried to keep up with the photo-a-day, but life had some different ideas and I realized that it’s been 4 months since I posted anything on this blog. Spring is trying to gain a foothold and although we actually had snow today, I believe it’s going to get warmer soon. I took this several weeks ago with my iPhone. I think these buildings are pretty from both the front and the back. This picture I took earlier is the front and the above is the back.
I’ve been honored by several bloggers over the past couple of months to be nominated for awards, and I wanted to send out a Thank You to all of you. I don’t have the time to pay them forward properly so will have to excuse myself from the process. I appreciate the thoughts though. I also appreciate everyone who has read, liked, and followed my random thoughts and images.
Hubby and I are going on vacation in a few days, and I won’t be posting my photo challenge pictures as much as I have so far. I’ll be taking the pictures but won’t have regular access to a computer for awhile. I’m honestly feeling a little burned out from social media. It’s time for a break and I’m looking forward to reassessing my goals for the New Year. Have a happy holiday season everyone and hopefully, I’ll be back in January.
Daughter #1 has been looking for a new place to live. When we stopped by this condo unit, these beauties were watching us from the 2nd floor balcony and I caught them with my phone.
Along with an oil change for my car this morning, I got a free automatic car wash. This may be a weird place to take pictures, but I had my camera with me as always. And then this rainbow appeared as I started into the wash.
Taking the “path less traveled” today in my neighborhood, I found an old rusty gate with this lock and chain attached. There are a lot of nice contrasting textures here.
I stopped by Smith’s Woods in Eastampton this morning after getting my car inspected (I was only 8 days late this time, which is a record for me). I didn’t spend much time there since I have many errands to do as we head into the holiday season. The sun was shining and it’s not that cold, especially for December in New Jersey. These leaves looked especially pretty in the light. I’ll have to go back sometime next spring to hike the trails and check out the historic Smithville Mansion.
This stand of trees was almost devoid of color anyway, so I went with the black and white image. I over processed it to give it a stark, high contrast look. It became another semi-abstract texture, which I like.
Every year, we put up the same tree with the same ornaments and take a picture of it. Seems silly since it’s the same year to year, but we do it anyway. Tradition I guess. On Christmas Eve, I’ll take a picture of it with the presents under it, same as last year… again. 🙂
Admittedly, this isn’t a great picture, but I’ve been trying to shoot in digital RAW format with my Nikon. In the editing software, I found that I could make this cool vignette with either white or black.