my week in iPhoneography – 20 April

The creative journey continues this week with a sampling of from beach area I reside, forests in the city and things you can find along the way.

Day 103: Forest in the City, v1.

Forest in the City, v1

Kicking things off with a trip to Seattle’s Lincoln Park, this park offers trails, beaches and some pretty heavily wooded areas. Truly a little something for everyone.

iPhone5s | vscocam

Day 104: the tide is high… and crashing…

the tide is high… and crashing…

Over the sea wall, at Alki Beach. The tide comes and goes, on this day, it was pretty high. When the ferries and water taxi’s pass, the water comes and goes pretty quickly. I love the contrast of the bit of calm and the water in motion coming over the wall.

iPhone5s | vscocam

Day 105: Pier

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This pier leads you to the Seattle Water Taxi. The route goes from downtown Seattle to West Seattle, a fun commute for some or just fun for anyone.

iPhone5s | Hipstamatic

Day 106: blooms

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With the sun going down these blooms where warm and illuminated. Captured with hipstamatic, I did some additional post production in vscocam + mextures to add to the mood.

iPhone5s | Hipstamatic | vscocam | Mextures

Day 107: Yellow Tulip

 Yellow Tulip

Spring is in full swing and there are tulips all around. I opted to do a close up of this one, partially opened up.

iPhone5s | Mextures

Day 108: Architecture, flipped.

Architecture, flipped.

This is a skyscraper somewhere in downtown Seattle. I continually mention to folks to think about perspective and their view on things. Look up, look down, look around and see what you can find.

iPhone5s | vscocam

Day 109: Forest in the City, V2

Forest in the City, V2

It’s actually quite amazing that the week began with a similar image as it’s wrapping. On this day I lead the Seattle Flickr group in a little photo walk about Seward Park. It was my first visit there. There’s a path that runs along the water, and additional paths that go into this wooded area.

It was overcast, so I used the Rays app to achieve what’d I’d hope would happen, rays coming through the trees.

iPhone5s | Rays | Mextures | Snapseed

That’s it for this past week, look for more soon!

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my week in iPhoneography – 13 april

Last week’s images were a wee bit on the moodier side, perhaps a couple of this week’s are as well. This week I feel like spring has really shown it’s true colours and well, sun. Yay!

Winters in Seattle can be pretty dark, with the sun rising after 7 am or so and setting by 4pm on the shortest of days. Now the sun is up at 6:30 or earlier and almost completely set around 8pm, on the longest days there’s just a bit of light until almost 10pm, it’s crazy and cool.

Day 96: A Trio of Trees, West Seattle

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I love trees. even in Winter. Even when they have no leaves. I think they’re actually more interesting, you can see how the branches connect and intertwine.

iPhone5s | Plastic Bullet | Mextures

day 97: sunset.

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I remember this sunset quite well, i’d not been feeling support great over the weekend and hadn’t really been outside all that much. I almost didn’t go out and shoot the sunset this day, but I kept seeing the colours changing outside my windows and I couldn’t resist.

Day 98: seattle skyline

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Somedays on the morning commute I like to take the scenic route, the joy of this one is being able to pause, and capture the moment, so that I can remember it again.

iPhone5s | hipstamatic

Day 99: beach life

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The beach was actually quite busy on this day, so I opted to find a smaller group of people to frame in the image.

iPhone5s | vsco

Day 100: dandelion.

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I consider myself hugely grateful to be able to live where I’m currently living, growing up in a landlocked city, you never think living near the beach could be an option, even if it’s a smaller beach area. One of the things I truly love about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is the varied landscapes, from mountains to bays to parks and an urban environment, it really has a lot to offer. I found saw a handful of dandelions and decided to grab one and shoot it against the sunset.

iPhone5s | vscocam | mextures

Day 101: fabulous clouds + a bird

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This day was a bit more overcast, I rather enjoy the dramatic clouds. I’d taken a few images with the clouds against the water but like this one the most, well timed for sure.

iPhone5s | vscocam

Day 102: simplicity, in branches

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I try to walk daily, even if it’s a little drizzly, just because it’s good for ya. When you walk around your neighbourhood, day after day, it can be challenging to find something new to see, especially when you’re doing a 365 project. This is where looking down, looking up, standing on something, sitting down, etc… come in very handy, change your perspective, look around and then capture what you see.

iPhone5s | vscocam | mextures

That’s it for this week. Look for a blog on Mextures this week, as they’ve just released a new update. Mextures has become a big part of my daily workflow, and now it offers even more!

thanks,
kate

alki beach

So if you follow my 365 project, you may be tired of seeing images of this little area, but I love it! Haha. :)

As someone who’s taken photos longer than they care to admit, I’ve accrued a few cameras. Including my favourite little digital, the Fuji X100s. I tend to love the wide angle option when I’m exploring or traveling and the compact body is easy to carry and it doesn’t feel like it’s weighing me down.

It’s been a while since I posted any images from my lil Fuji and I’ve been wanting to!

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photographer. educator. seattle.