Sunday, 14 September 2014

Unforged Rhythms of Grace



Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? 
Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. 
I’ll show you how to take a real rest. 
Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. 

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. 
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. 
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

Matthew 11:28 The Message

He's Always Been Faithful To Me by Sara Groves


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Blessings to your week, 

Nina

of Matthew 11:28 for you 


Sharing with: 
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Sunday Stillness , Give Me Grace

Texture Faded Crinkle 9 by 2 Lil Owl's
Photo veil High Spotlight Left from the Illumination Collection by Love That Shot

Friday, 12 September 2014

A Tribute to My Bike



It is Friday - 4 pm. 
I'm parking my bike ...



My bike is my faithful compagnion,
taking me to work from Monday to Friday.



I enjoy the rides each way,
being outside and having time of my own...
Just biking.


Now my bike is in the cellar -
The weekend is about to start.
I'm having a glass of cold milk with chocolate
- my Friday's treat. 

 
... Weekend greetings,

Nina

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Photos with iPhone5, Hipstamatic App: Rijks film Vincent lens -
Crisp, Clean Color preset by Cole's Classroom

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tangled FX [App Happy Wednesday]


I spotted this pretty flower as I was walking in the neighbourhood. I fell for the round, high top of the flower - and the orange - green color-combination. I wanted to highlight the sharp structure of the flower top, and chose therefore to edit the photo in Tangled Fx.

Tangled Fx is a creative painterly app. It has 16 different painterly effects, from "Brush Strokes" (which I have used in the photo above) to Fibers, Swirls, Bloom and so forth. Tangled Fz allows you to adjust the strenght of the chosen effect, together with the color boost, contrast, gamma and hue shift.



I edited the photo making the following changes:
  1.  I used Camera+ -app to take the picture with. 
  2. I adjusted the brightness, contrast, warmth and ambiance in Snapseed-app. 
  3. Masking the flower in TadaaSLR-app, I created a blurry background with a bokeh-effect. 
  4. I used Mextures-app to add warm sunlight in the background. 
  5. In Tangled Fx-app I selected the Brush Strokes-effect - that highlights the flower top and also the grass  and leaves, creating a delicate painterly look. 
  6. Finally, I took the photo to PhotoToaster-app, where I chose the White Brush-frames to the photo.

What is your favorite creative photo-app at the moment? 
Share your photos and thoughts at Barb's App Happy Wednesday:


Keeping With The Times

Until next time,

Nina

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Everything beautiful


Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, 
people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 


Sara Groves: Add to the Beauty

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Blessings to your week, 

Nina

of Ecclesiastes 3:11 for you 


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Monday, 1 September 2014

Add a warm glow to your food photography with photo veils [Photo Recipe]



A culinary experience consists of tastes, scents, visual inputs, sounds and sensory experiences ... like
  • Enjoying the sight of a beautifully set table, 
  • Hearing the crispy top of a cake crack as you cut it, 
  • Smelling the sweet cinnamon and apples, 
  • Seeing the colours and feeling the crispiness of the cake blending with the soft and airy cream, and
  • Experiencing a symphony of taste as you take the first bite ...
Is your mouth watering by now? All of our five senses are being activated when we eat. Therefore it is worth going an extra mile when taking pictures of the dishes being prepared, served and enjoyed.

We are eating with out eyes, so you want to focus especially on the details in food photography.
I added a tiny branch with flowers to the corner of the plate to give a feeling of festive coziness. I had the colour play in mind as well: The white and yellow flowers, and the green needles, go together with the green marzipan and the colours in the lemon slice. 

In editing I wanted to create an overall warm glow to the photo. To achieve a natural look, I decided to use photo veils from Love That Shot, since they blend softly and seamlessly to the image.


Photo recipe:
  • I started with increasing slightly the brightness and the contrast of the original image.
  • Thereafter I added the following 2 photo veils:
    • Lychee photo veil from the Botanical Collection  blending mode soft light with 100 % opacity. I used a soft brush with 50 % opacity and removed some of the veil from the cake and the plate.
    • Serendipity photo veil from Simplicity Collection, using blending mode soft light with 30 % opacity.
And that's it - easy and delicious - Ain't it!

Why don't you give it a go and try photo veils: You can download a FREE sample by following this link to Love That Shot-website.

... With Scrumptious greetings,

Nina

Sunday, 31 August 2014

What do you say?



He then asked, “And you—what are you saying about me? Who am I?” 
Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.
Mark 8:29  (The Messenger)



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Blessings to your week, 

Nina

of Mark 8:29 for you 


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Sunday Stillness , Give Me Grace


Photo: iPhone 5, Snapseed, VSCOcam & Filterstorm Apps. 
Photo veil Privet from the mobile collection by Love That Shot.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Taste the World- Street Festival in Copenhagen [Wordless Wednesday]




































Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Nina

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