July 31, 2013

Faded Love

Faded Love. David Hayes, 2013.

The last in my Passion series. I used Camera Bag 2, Jazz, and Snapseed to create Faded Love...and the same rose as in the first two of this series. 

July 30, 2013

Love Is Blue

Love Is Blue. David Hayes, 2013.

Love Is Blue is the second in my "Passion" series that I'm posting this week. A bit of visual storytelling if you would...

Recipe for Love Is Blue:

PS Touch: crop/rotate
Color Splash
FX PhotoStudio HD: Noir Blue with mask
Mextures: Painterly (Soft Light @ 100)

July 29, 2013


Passion. David Hayes, 2013.

A new series this week...one I did using the same single rose. A bit of story telling...

Recipe for Passion:
Tangled: Small details
PS Express: crop and rotate
Paint FX: B&W; Color - black

July 26, 2013

Friday Grunge

297. David Hayes, 2013

Last of my latest grunge series. It's been fun to look at these images again. Hope you've liked them.

Today is another beautiful summer day...low humidity, reasonable temperatures. Perfect. Took my motorcycle out for a spin earlier. Absolutely the way to spend a Friday morning!! Everyone have a great weekend!!

Recipe for 297:
PS Touch
crop & straighten
Laminar Pro
Bleach Bypass
Lighting Engine

July 25, 2013

The App-ter Project. #28

One image. Forty Different apps. Simple as that...

#28. David Hayes, 2013

Featured App: PhotoTropedelic
Detail Level: 5
Colors: Tropedelic
Number of colors: 20
Rays: off

July 24, 2013

More Grunge!

Ca3., David Hayes, 2013

More grunge! This is another one of my "forgotten" images....created awhile ago and tucked away. Looking at it now...I like it a whole lot better than I first did!! Funny how that works...

Recipe: Modern Grunge HD, Pic Grunger, Etching. (The details do remain forgotten...all I have is what apps I used. You can go from there...

July 23, 2013

The App-ter Project. #27

One image. Forty Different Apps. Simple as That.

#27. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Retromatic
Papyrus #1
Pattern 1
Florish 3
Florish 4

July 22, 2013


Corruption. David Hayes, 2013.

I've been sitting on this Grunge series for awhile now...waiting until a time I felt particularly "grungy"...and I think this week is it. Corruption is the first of three images. 

I also have a set of three still-lives based on a single red rose. Next week...

Recipe for Corruption:
1.) LomoScanner
2.) PS Touch
3.) FX Photo Studio: Black & White, Glendale, Dirty Picture 2 (Version 1)
4.) FX Photo Studio: Pencil Paint 2, Posterize (Version 2)
5.) Image Blender: Version 1 + Version 2 @ Soft Light
6.) Scratchcam
7.) Iris: Grunge

July 20, 2013

The App-ter Project - A Double Header!

Take one image of a flower...use forty different apps...one at a time. End result: forty different perspectives. Simple as that!

I normally would have posted these two images separately...today I  thought I'd post two! Enjoy!!

#25. David Hayes, 2013
Featured App: Filmlab
Filter: HardEdge 32 Colors; Tag: Color, Filter, Special with adjustments to Sharpness

#26, David Hayes, 2013.
Featured App: Image Blender
Source image + Source image @ Exclusion

July 19, 2013

Study #5

Study #5. David Hayes, 2013.

The final Study in my series of five. As with the others, these were taken using my iPhone5 with a macro lens and the Hipstamatic duo Q-SQUAD/D-Type Plate. 

Happy Friday everyone!!

Study #5(A). David Hayes, 2013.

Study #5(B). David Hayes, 2013.

Study #5(C). David Hayes, 2013.

July 18, 2013

Study #4

Study #4. David Hayes, 2013.

This is the fourth in the series of five macro studies I made using Hipstamatic's duo G-SQUAD/D-Type Plate. One more to go. Once again my  thanks goes to Mary Galloway and Christiane Bäcker for their inspiration.

I played around with the images in this series in iMovie last night. Might be something to this...stay tuned!!

Series #4(A). David Hayes, 2013.

Series #4(B). David Hayes, 2013.

Series #4(C). David Hayes, 2013.

July 17, 2013

Study #3

Study #3. David Hayes, 2013.

This is the third in a series of five studies I completed recently using a macro lens on my iPhone5 and the Hipstamatic duo Q-SQUAD/D-Type Plate. As with the first two Studies, this study was inspired and influenced by the work of Mary Galloway and Christiane Bäcker.

Series #3(A). David Hayes, 2013

Series #3(B). David Hayes, 2013.

Series #3(C). David Hayes, 2013.

Series #3(D). David Hayes, 2013.

July 16, 2013

Study #2

Study #2. David Hayes, 2013.

This is the second diptych in my macro series...as influenced by Mary Galloway and Christiane Bäcker. I shot both of the images using the Hipstamatic combo GSQUAD/D-Type Plate. 

Study #2(A). David Hayes, 2013.

Study #2(B). David Hayes, 2013.

July 15, 2013

Study #1

Study #1. David Hayes, 2013

A recent trend I'm noticing amongst the photographers I follow is to present their work in the form of "studies" where they will group a series of images together as a diptic or triptych. In particular I've been very impressed with the works of Mary Galloway and Christiane Bäcker whose groupings are always quite fascinating!

I thought I'd try my hand at this so this week I will be posting a number of my own "studies" where I've used my macro lens ala Christiane Bäcker. I'm quite pleased with how these studies came out...I do hope you like them as well!

Study #1(A). David Hayes, 2013. 

(Alt Photo: crop, Daguerreotype)

Study #2 (B). David Hayes, 2013.

(Hipstamatic: GSquad/RTV; Alt Photo: crop, Daguerreotype)

July 12, 2013

One of Those Afternoons.

One of Those Afternoons. David Hayes, 2013.

Today's image is from my archives...a color slide that I shot and processed many, many years ago. I guess this isn't "iphoneography" as it wasn't shot with my iPhone. I did scan and transfer the digital image to my iPad for post processing. So...hybrid-ography? Cross-opgraphy? How about photography? Now that's a novel idea!

Recipe for One of Those Afternoons:

Scanned color slide - scanner utility - transferred to iPad
Tangled FX
Cartoon with adjustments
Drama (Dark 2)
Frame 17

July 11, 2013

The App-ter Project #24

Forty times. One image. Forty different apps...one at a time.
Forty different images.
Simple as that.

#24. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Blur FX
Blur Type: Median
Filter: "white" bird

July 10, 2013

Ode To My "Health Coach"...

Avocado. David Hayes, 2013.

My "health coach", Sarina. If it's not kale that she preaches...it's things like avocado. Kale takes some getting used to...but avocados I could eat everyday. And I do! So this still life is dedicated to her. (Now if I could only get her to go along with the idea that avocados are best as a dip to be eaten with chips and margaritas. Maybe if I added kale to the blend...)

Recipe for Avocado:
Laminar Pro
Lighting Engine
Bleach Bypass @ 11%
Mummify (Screen @29%)
Springtime (Overlay @38%)

Margaritas are optional...but highly recommended...

July 9, 2013

The App-ter Project. #23

Forty Times...the same image, forty different apps. Forty different images. Simple as that...

#23. David Hayes, 2013

Featured App: Twistcam

July 8, 2013

In the Style of...

Such A Cut Up. David Hayes, 2013

I belong to a Face Book group that calls itself "The New Era Museum" or NEM. A recent challenge put forth to its members was to create an image in the style of another one of the members. Taking up this challenge, I created my image Such A Cut-Up in the style of an image by Lisa Waddell. Hers was a much more formal take on the tomato...but you know me. Can't take things seriously...

While I don't know Lisa's recipe...here's what I used:

PS Touch
crop; adjust shadows and highlights
remove the distratctions
Edison (Screen @35)
Mummify (Overlay @ 35)
Tune Image for Brightness and Saturation

July 5, 2013

The 5th of July.

Star. David Hayes, 2013

My back screen porch is the perfect place for quiet morning contemplations, this morning being no exception. Sitting out there earlier this morning with my cup of coffee listening to the rain...and the quiet. What little traffic noise there was dampened by the sounds of the rain...perfect.

The 5th of July. The frenzy of the 4th over...now we can all settle into what summer really is about. Yes, heat and humidity but also the celebration of life. I've always "fought" past summers...not being a lover of heat and humidity...but I think this summer I'll give into the full celebration. As it should be.

Recipe for Star:
PS Touch
adjust for brightness, contrast, and exposure
adjust sharpening
take out any distractions.

July 4, 2013

The App-ter Project #22

One image...
Forty Different Apps.
Simple as that.

#22. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Percolator
Extra Fine: tiny, inky edges
Charmed: 1/2 pic, lightest blend
Black: Rise & shine, smooth

July 3, 2013

I'm Drawing A Blank...

Late Frost. David Hayes, 2013

I really am drawing a blank...and not just today. Last couple of weeks seem to have been a struggle to do anything! Too early for the summer doldrums to set in. One wonders sometimes...

Recipe for Late Frost:
blue filter
Tiles 3/5
Lomo 9/10 @ Multiply (50%)
Border 6/17 (Blur 29, Radius 78, Opacity 76)
Texture 22/31

July 2, 2013

The App-ter Project. #21

You know the drill...take one image. Pick 40 different apps. Use them 40 different times on the one image. Simple as that...

#21. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Posterize

July 1, 2013

What is it about today?

Glamour. David Hayes, 2013

I know it's Monday. July 1st. The beginning of a holiday week and all of that. I woke up this morning feeling groggy and a step behind...but was able to shake this off before leaving the house to run my errands... but I tell you what....it seemed that everyone I came across was acting the same way...a step behind. I can only image what next Monday will be like after a long 4th of July week-end. My goodness gracious!

Recipe for Glamour:
Photo Toaster
- Light: Soft Light
- FX: B&W Contrast
- Vignette: Deeper Focus
- Texture: Paper
- Frame: Brushed II
Laminar Pro
- 3-strip Technicolor