Mobile Monday…Android Style

A different kind of android photo app today…for post-processing to remove unwanted items in a photograph. The app is called TouchRetouch. I came across it through an excellent photography video at Skillshare which you can watch here(after joining). This app lets you remove an item and then clone back in some filler if necessary.

Four before and after photo collages are shown below. These collages only have the item removed..I didn’t do any cloning steps yet. The app does a remarkable job of figuring out what might have been there! Maybe next week’s post will include some cloning steps…..

A reasonable job of removing the metal barn. Some cloning steps could help smooth it out:
barn gone collage

A great job removing the stop-light from the sky. More work would be necessary to remove the base and a bit of the stalk that I missed…but I don’t care about that part of the photo:
lamp 2 removed collage

Great job removing the chimney:  chimney gone

A pretty good job of removing a telephone pole and wires. A little bit of detail work is needed at the base of where the pole was and also in the clouds to remove the hard edge:telephone gone collage

This app is very easy to use..and the instructions from the video cited above really help too.

I wonder what app Jill is working with today for her Mobile Monday post…check it out here.


October is Shibori Month- Week 3

October is Shibori Month over at the blog “…And Then We Set it on Fire”. Seven textile artists/enthusiasts from around the world(including me!!) are posting about shibori all month long. The posts include instructions and hints on fabric dyeing and stitched shibori on a variety of fabrics. Each of us contributes a blog post once a week and my day is today(Saturday).

Some of the sample pieces using parallel stitching that I worked on for this week’s post are shown below:

week 3 collage

So please come visit us every day…or just check out my posts each Saturday!!!!My blog post for today can be found here.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Refraction….So that to me suggests “Science Experiment”. I hated physics in high school but I do remember reflection and refraction… especially since I failed my first physics test in grade 12 because I mixed up these 2 concepts!

Refraction: The images that are witnessed through glass/see-through objects are a result of refraction(from difference

I then googled images about refraction and decided to try to create one I found.

This is my very scientific(!!) set-up here, using plexiglass balanced on a kleenex box, drops of glycerin and some dried flowers:

set-up for bog

I used one dried yellow flower and got refracted images of the flower:


This was so cool to play with and deserves playing with some more!!

Linking to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge here.