Month: February 2014

Taking and Editing Photos with the “Fotor” App

Taking and Editing Photos with the “Fotor” App

How may photography-related apps exist for computers and mobile devices?

imageBeats me. But there are probably tens of thousands out of the million-plus apps that have been developed for Apple and Android gadgets alone.

Recently the developer of the free “Fotor Photo Editor” app asked me to test and review it. It works on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android devices, Windows and Windows 8 and Mac computers.

Here’s what I discovered using Fotor on my iPhone 5.

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Travel Photo Thursday: Seagulls by The Seashore

Travel Photo Thursday: Seagulls by The Seashore

1,473,981.

That’s probably the number of “seagulls” that I’ve seen during my lifetime.

What’s the easiest way to lure one into range for a “photo op”?

Put human food within their reach.

Gulls will calmly wait for a chance to pounce on your victuals. So don’t leave your picnic table unattended, and bring a baseball bat with you if you’ll be dining al fresco at a seaside restaurant.

But is there a way to make an interesting image our of an otherwise mundane “seagull” photo?

I gave it my best shot altering the above shot taken at Bodega Bay, California, last weekend.

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Only in L.A.: “The Soloist”

Only in L.A.: “The Soloist”

Los Angeles.

El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Angeles. “The town of the Queen of Angels.”

800px-LosAngeles-Plaza-1869
(Wikipedia Photo)

Aka “City of Angels.”

Call it what you will—and what the Spanish called it is in dispute—to tens of thousands of homeless people who live and die there, it’s the “City of Lost Angels.”

LA Homeless
(Ray From L.A. Flickr Photo)

Except for one of those lost angels who was found playing a violin  on the streets of El Pueblo de la Reyna de los Angeles.

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