Cellpic Sunday — 09/18/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

Yes, I know it’s Monday and I’m late again for Cellpic Sunday. Well, my excuse for being late is that we had rain here in Northern California yesterday, which is highly unusual in September, and I was preoccupied by that and never got around to responding to this prompt. But better late than never, right?

This photo was taken the night of September 10th with my iPhone. I had just stepped into my backyard after having taken my dog out for her final walk of the day when I looked up and saw the full moon and decided to snap this photo.

I haven’t yet figured out how to get any details (i.e., craters) of the moon on my iPhone. It always comes out like a circle of light. But nonetheless, I thought this was an interesting photo.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 09/11/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

This photo was taken using my iPhone the night before last while I was taking my dog out for her final walk of the day.

This time of year is mating season for tarantulas in my neck of the woods. That means it’s not uncommon to see those scary looking, enormous, hairy spiders crawling around as the male tarantulas are out looking love. They can sniff out female tarantulas who are burrowed in holes in the ground.

So far this year we have come across five tarantulas in our back yard. My dog spotted this one before I did and she stopped and just stared at it. I shined my headlamp at the big spider and whipped out my iPhone and snapped that picture.

Then we proceeded with her walk and by the time we got back to our yard, the tarantula was gone. Maybe he got lucky and found his mate.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 09/04/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

Let me start out by saying that I know today is not Sunday and it is also not September 4th. That said, I ran out of time and/or bandwidth yesterday, but I figured better late than never, so here is my Cellpic Sunday Monday — 09/0405/22.

This photo was taken using my iPhone two days ago. It is a part of the waterfall I installed in my backyard in 2020.

The reason I took this photo is because I noticed that there are green, grass-like thingies growing right from the large stone in the center of the picture. Below is a blow up to help you see them better.

Do you see those grasses growing from the rock? Cool, huh? Well, I found it fascinating, anyway.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

One-To-Three Photo Processing Challenge — September, 2022

For this monthly prompt from Kate at The Squirrel Chase, the idea is pick a photo you want to play with and process it using three different methods. The photo I’m featuring today is of the fire pit in my backyard.

All processed photos were made using apps available for the iPhone at Apple’s App Store. Also, all images, including the original, were resized (shrunk) to make them quicker to load (and to take up less space in my WordPress media folder).

Original photo
Processed using the Prisma app
Processed using the Glaze app
Processed using the BeCasso app

Which image do you like best?

My Last Photo — August ‘22

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly Last on the Card prompt, where he asks us to…

  • Post the last photo from your camera’s SD card or the last photo from your phone taken in August.
  • No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  • No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  • Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  • Tag “The Last Photo.”

So here’s the last photo I took on my iPhone in August.

I took this photo last night at around dusk. A quarter moon is in the sky on the left, the pinkish-orangish sky of the setting sun can be seen on the right side, and my landscape lighting had just turned on, lighting up some of the trees in my yard.