I dig the convergence of technology and time here in one brief second, now extended to the world and infinity. Here’s a snapshot of one of our modern photographic ancestors I modified with the amazing ToonPaint iPhone app, after shooting with Hipstamtic (a modern-retro simulator, no less). I found the camera at a sweet vintage shop called “Ideas” on Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Original here.
I’ve been meaning to document this doorway for a while. I ride by it at least a few dozen times every month. So it only felt right to work it into a montage. I snapped an image of it using Hipstamatic one day while waiting at a traffic light. Later, I realized it would be more interesting with the door part obscured and replaced with an image of a tree. I snapped the tree photo in the moment, especially for this image. But it still needed at least one more element, so I browsed through my repository of unfettered originals from here and there, and found the perfect complement in this outdoor light from a bar, Single Brothers, a few blocks up from where the door exists.
So, I mix all this together in Photoforge2 with masks, a border, varying levels of curves/levels/clarification adjustments, and here we are: an image to accurately represent my creative vision that also represents a part of my city. There’s even more of Winston-Salem, on Instagram, courtesy the good folks at Airtype and their Winstagram project.
What do you think? Ever seen any interesting doorways in your city? What would you create in a photomontage? Let us hear from you in the comments.
- Belief in the One True Power: Foto Fridays (rsmithing.com)
- At Sunset in November… (benjiinteriors.wordpress.com)
- Woodpecker, blackbird on balcony (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Hipstamatic Urban Astoria (batribune.wordpress.com)
- Traffic (mildlymixed.wordpress.com)
- Hipstamatic Haiku Sunday (blissfuladventurer.wordpress.com)
Photo taken at breakfast, Cloverdale Kitchen, Winston-Salem, NC.
- Poinsettias Make the Perfect Holiday Gift (prweb.com)
- How much do you know about poinsettias? (csmonitor.com)
- How to buy and care for your poinsettia (blogs.vancouversun.com)
- At Sunset in November… (benjiinteriors.wordpress.com)
- Mom’s Poinsettias (hakescafe.com)
- Reynolda House offering candlelight tours (myfox8.com)
- Swingle Bells concert preview in Winston-Salem [Video] (myfox8.com)
- Are Poinsettias Really Poisonous? The Truth Behind These Holiday Flowers (proflowers.com)
Here’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving: discovering the Gobbler Galore at Bob’s Big Gas Subs & Pub. It’s a traditional Thanksgiving meal all in one single, delicious package: turkey, cranberries and mashed sweet potatoes topped with stuffing and gravy. IN A SUB. And it totally works.
It’s only available three days a year, and I’ve consumed one on two of those days. It probably would have been all three if I’d known about it on Monday.
Bob’s Big Gas Subs & Pub
Located in in Winston-Salem, NC in a building from 1938, Bob’s serves up a range of subs and other goodies, all with super-friendly service in a stylishly casual environment. Check them out if you’re in the area. Here’s what folks are saying over at Yelp and Urbanspoon.
Besides the Gobbler Galore, I personally recommend trying the Sassy Kat sub. Or if you’re really hungry, go for Bob’s Big Gastrointestinal Challenge, as made famous (infamous?) by local newscaster, Nicole Ducouer. You can even get a dollar off with this coupon from Carolina podcasters, The Less Desirables.
What do you think? Ever had a meal in a sandwich? Would you try a Gobbler Galore? What are you thankful for this time of year? Let us hear from you in the comments.
- Bob’s Big Gas Subs & Pub Facebook Page (facebook.com)
- Cobbler beating Gobbler in White House Thanksgiving turkey election (politico.com)
- What kind of gobbler are you? (berries.com)
- Thanksgiving Mayhem – B/X and DCC (punverse.blogspot.com)
When an afternoon thunderstorm sends you into the right spot at the right time…
Downtown on a Saturday just after the start of a thunderstorm was the perfect place for this quick snapshot of a peaceful moment, reflecting on the day so far and the future ahead, while anticipating Mooneys‘ excellent shawerma over hummus. In retrospect, I’m grateful for having the technology and inclination to document the moment. It was one of those simple times that’s easy to forget, but worthwhile to remember.
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What do you think? Ever serendipitously documented a moment that you only realized later? Ever wish you’d done that? How do you think you might do that in the future? Let us hear from you in the comments!
Join the Pin Party!
A pin party is where bloggers get together and pin each other’s posts. This is my first time trying one, inspired by Sarah Dawn Designs.
Pin Party Rules:
- Visit at least two other links and pin two projects from the authors’ blog.
- Add Sarah’s button somewhere on your blog, whether it is in the post itself or on the side.
- Link to a specific post and it must be something you wrote or created.
- No give-aways or other link parties.
- Please limit your submissions to 3 or 4 projects.
- Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe (MooneysMedCafe.com)
- Pintastic Monday Link Party #4 (Sarah Dawn Designs)
- Winston-Salem Restaurant Review: Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe (AFoodieStaysFit)
- Winston-Salem Eats: Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe (ForagingFoodies.Blogspot.com)
- Winston-Salem’s Craft Beer Festival: Twin City Taps (wurlitzerprize.com)
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It just so happened that my phone was ready for a quick snapshot when I got up to the bar last night. This bartender’s ace-up-the-sleeve tattoo, literally up a sleeve (though not the typical sleeve tattoo), makes an appropriate background for a highball glass alight with a candle. Shot with an iPhone4, processed using Noir and Dynamic Light. Check out my iPhoneography board for similar stuff. Cheers.
What do you think? Ever seen a cool tattoo at an appropriate moment for a photo opportunity? Do you take photos more often with your phone or with a camera? Let us hear from you in the comments!
- Black and Color (iPhoneography Series) (blakebyers.wordpress.com)
- Sleeve Tattoo Designs Ideas For Men and Women (roomsecret.blogspot.com)
- Samsung Galaxy S III handles drops worse than iPhone 4 (slashgear.com)
- How to be an iPhoneographer: The #Hashtags – Update (paulcahill.net)
- Dream Catcher – Single Image Sundays (rsmithing.com)
A view of some well-traveled old souls from the local antique mall. When people carried their bags, dressed for travel, and wore hats. Shot via iPhone using Hipstamatic with Blanko film & John S. Lens.
Have you ever owned this style of suitcase? Do you have memories of your parents or grandparents having such? Ever find anything cool at an antique mall (and if so, what)? Let us hear from you in the comments!
- Old Train Station Luggage (Brooke’s Photos)
- Suitcase Inspector (briancoatney.com)
- Summer Travel: 10 Chic Suitcases (fabsugar.com)
- 8 Awesome Ways to Repurpose Vintage Suitcases (greenupgrader.com)
- Vintage (Looking) Luggage from Samsonite (fabsugar.com)
- Digital Ancestry: an iPad Forerunner (rsmithing.com)
From today’s afternoon walk around town. Shot via iPhone using Hipstamatic with Libatique 73 lens and Ina’s 1969 film. Full-size version over at Flickr.
- Single Image Sundays: Skull Pendant (rsmithing.com)
- Single Image Sundays: Inch Nail (rsmithing.com)
- Spring In February (gallery32.wordpress.com)
- Get Snap-Happy: Hipstamatic Launches A New Fashion-Inspired Lens (refinery29.com)