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Hipstamatic Roses

Every once in a while I actually “stop to smell the roses” at the local supermarket, but I also love to take pictures of them with the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone.  I especially like to take pictures on the Random mode so I am pleasantly surprised by my photos.  In Random mode, you shake the phone and the “film” and “lenses” automatically change, but you are unable to see which lenses and films are being used until after the photo is processed.  It’s a fun way to get out of a rut if you end up using the same Hipstamatic combinations.

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A Moment in Time at the Steampunk World’s Fair 2014

Photos from THE STEAMPUNK WORLD'S FAIR 2014 © 2010 - 2014 Babette Daniels  All photos taken with subject's permission.

I was fortunate to have my photo taken by Babette Daniels at the Steampunk World’s Fair last weekend. You can view a gallery of more of her photos from that weekend here. I love her vibrant colors and the way the subjects show off their costumes in such creative ways.

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Stronger Than The Storm

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We took a day trip to one of our favorite shore destinations, Asbury Park. This was our first visit since Superstorm Sandy. It was great to see the beach full of sun bathers and colorful umbrellas. The boardwalk was bustling with people and the food stands all had lines. We walked past Madam Marie’s from the Bruce Springsteen song and it reminded me of his lyric “down the shore everything is alright”. There are certain places that are constants in our lives. At different times of my life I have visited different New Jersey shore towns, such as Belmar, Avon, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant and Wildwood. Each town has a unique quality and caters to different age groups and life styles.

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Selfie on the Beach

The advertising campaign for the shore this year is “Stronger Than The Storm”. People from New Jersey, and especially the shore, are known for their resiliency in the face of adversity.

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The Convention Center

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Experimenting with the Glaze App

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After seeing several other iPhone artists on Flickr using the Glaze app I decided to try it out. The app creates various painting textures, from thick impasto to more impressionist styles. You can also mix the different filters to create more personalized textures. I experimented with one of my Hipstamatic photos and two different Inkpad drawings. I also imported an image into Artrage to tweak it and add different brushstrokes and texture. I can already tell that this will be a great app for making app mash ups. Here are some initial experiments:

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A Hipstamatic Still Life with different filters

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An image that was imported into ArtRage onto a “Canvas” texture

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An Inkpad portrait that was imported into Glaze

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An Inkpad Self Portrait that was altered with Glaze

I’m really excited about using this with photos as well as my Inkpad drawings to give the images a more painterly feel. What is the next step-real paintings from the images? If you have any suggestions for other app mash ups please leave them in the comments.

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Hipstamatic Gangster Squad FreePak

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GSQUAD Lens and GS-0 Film

Hipstamatic just released the Gangster Squad FreePak. Their description from their site is:

Our new Gangster Squad FreePak was inspired by the forthcoming Gangster Squad movie, set in the 1940s, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn as notorious mobster Mickey Cohen, with Nick Nolte and Emma Stone.

This Pak includes the GSQUAD Lens, GS-0 Film (which has a circular frame) and a virtual camera case. The FreePak is only available until December 5th so get it while you can.

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GSQUAD lens and Dream Canvas Film

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GSQUAD LENS and DC Film

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Percolated Asbury Park

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I’m not really sure of the name of this building at the Asbury Park, but it really lends itself well to the Percolator app on the iPhone.

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Madame Marie’s in Asbury Park

Madame Marie's, Asbury Park

Did you hear, the cops finally busted Madame Marie,
for tellin’ fortunes better than they do …

Bruce Springsteen, 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

If you grew up in New Jersey this song was a big part of your youth. As you walk around Asbury Park you can’t help but think of some of your favorite summer songs.

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