I spotted this old stake-bed Dodge workhorse in Twentynine Palms, California while walking around with my trusty iPhone 4s, five years ago. I came across it again, on my computer, last evening, and decided to have a go at it with Snapseed. A little caressing, massaging, and fine tuning with the sliders and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it. Prints available.
Let’s go Mexico! Now accepting just two students, first come, first served, for an intensive five day iPhoneography WalkandShoot workshop/tour of Mexico City, the Day of the Dead Parade and more in Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. See details at johnfarnsworthphotographer.com.
I had a great time, on Saturday, at Cowboy Camp on Clint Mortenson's ranch south of Santa Fe, shooting with friends @Steve Immel and @Steve Bundy. This found still life, so typical of ranch life was something I just couldn't pass up.
Here's one from the archives, a still life I found while wandering the back streets of Pisac, Peru.
Thea was making her famous tortilla soup. Over her shoulder I saw this still life. Sorry, no picture of the soup. We ate it!
After breakfast this morning, I was sitting on the equipale sofa in the kitchen, checking my email on my iPad. I just glanced up, and there he was, our polychromed wooden Mexican burro centerpiece, peeking over a chair back.
My iPhone was in the office, charging. Oh, well. The best camera is the one you have with you, right? So, I switched to the native camera app on the iPad and fired away.
I'm glad I did. I like this one.
We took a day off! We went for a drive in Thea's new car, a 2012 Jeep Liberty, over to Mora, to Las Vegas (the New Mexico version), on to Santa Fe for dinner, and home. Along the way, we came across this young fellow playing King of the Mountain on top of some parted out vehicles.
See you tomorrow…
I haven't shared a found still life in a while, so I thought today might be a good time for this Mexican Still Life of Palomitas de Maiz, little doves of corn, that I've been itching to show you.
This candid, or found, as opposed to formal, still life is from the Mercado San Juan de Pugibet, scene of several of my interior street photos.
From Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, hasta mañana.
Titanium / on panel / 5 x 7 inches / unframed
As I was scrolling through my research today, looking for something to paint, I happened to glance over to my painting table, and there was a found still life, all full of interesting angles and curves and light, saying paint me. So I did. An empty tube of Titanium white, Alkyd, on top of my traveling paint kit.
This one just needed to be five by seven instead of six by six, and because today was the day I had chosen to make some changes to my blog, notably a new way of bidding, I decided to start the bidding at $100 rather than the usual $200. So jump in, have some fun, and good luck.
- Enter your bid in comments, above
- Opening bid: $100
- Bidding increments $25
- Auction to end at Noon on June 30, 2014.
- High bid wins.
Gallery retail price = $600.