The parks and forests around The Hermitage Palace in Copenhagen are clothed in yellow, orange and red foliage each fall. The garden is a popular place for outings and walks. Besides the beautiful nature, you may be lucky and meet a deer or two, as they are crossing an open field. We enjoyed the late afternoon sun the other Sunday, walking across the park to the Hermitage Palace. We did not spot a deer - but I noticed a symmetrical reflection on the lake. The battery of my iPhone was low, so I took this photo with my husbands iPhone 6. I have edited it with my own iPhone 5S - using two photo veils from the mobile collection from Love that Shot.
To start with, I cropped the photo in Snapseed photo application. I opened also the shadows slighgtly, and sharpened the tree in the middle.
Thereafter I opened the photo in Enlight photo application, and edited the grain and noise in the lake using the Denoise 40% -effect. After these slight basic edits, I opened the photo in Filterstorm application, and added two photo veils from The Mobile Collection. This is how I proceeded - Photo recipe:
I opened the photo in Filterstorm photo application in my iPhone.
Choosing the "Edit"-option, and thereafter tapping the "+Image" icon, I was able to choose a photo veil called Belladonna, fromthe Mobile Veil Collection. Having saved the Mobile Veil Collection on my photo library of my iPhone, I easily can add the veils to my mobile photos. Filterstorm has a "Fit Image" option, that automatically fits the veil to your photo. So you do not need to worry, if you have a square veil and a rectangular photo - the app makes the veil fit perfectly your photo.
I tried different blending modes - blending mode "Hue" would give a bright orange tone to the photo.
Going for a more natural look, I chose blending mode "Soft Light".
Filterstorm allows you to choose both the size of the brush both when masking and brushing.
I added the veil using blending mode Soft Light, with 20 % opacity.
Thereafter I brushed the veil effect from the tiny tree in the middle, using brush with 40 % opacity.
After this, I added the mobile photo veil Privet, also from the Mobile Collection, using blending mode Soft Light with 15% opacity - brushing the veil again from the little tree in the middle.
Photo veils make soft changes to your photos, when using blending mode Soft Light. I like the natural vivid effect to the saturation and colors the veils have added to my photo above.
I like to take photos with my mobile phone, and edit them as well with the photo apps and veils. My parents and family back in Finland do like to receive photos via e-mail and social media apps - "A picture is worth a thousand words".
Photo veils are available also in larger sizes - you'll find them by clicking this link to Photo Veil Collections by Love that Shot.
Small and everyday'ishphotos - meaningful moments - from my week.
I take my rings off when doing things in the kitchen - to keep them safe and clean. The other day I noticed the pretty light, they reflected, and the contrast between the metal and the soft cotton towel.
The very old tradition in Denmark has been that you have one ring for both the engagement and for the wedding. That is, when you get engaged, you wear the ring in the ring finger in your left hand. When you get married, you move the ring to the ring finger at your right hand. As my husband told me this, I found the simplicity of the traditionvery charming and special - and wanted to follow it. The ring furthest on the left is my engagement & wedding ring.
The ring in the middle is from our 10th wedding anniversary - it has also 3 small stones, looking like 3 rings but they're melted together.I wear this ring together with the wedding ring on my right ring finger.
The ring with a circle of small stones is from our 20th anniversary (this august), and it sits now in the ring finger in my left hand.
I do not wear a lot jewellery - these rings and earrings, occasionally a simple neck-less I got from my dad on my 14th birthday ... The meaning attached to these jewellery makes them special to me.
Hearing our elder son play piano is something I cherish a lot ... I took a snapshot before dinner in low light as he was rehearsing for his class.
The flu got me in the end ... Tea and warm soup is so soothing for a sore throat. The season for colds has arrived - I hope this one has strengthened my body, building some antibodies to resist any possible virus around.
We had a late Halloween Party for our younger sons class ... A lovely bunch of teenagers! I did some fun photo-editing with the images above (our son & me :) with Pip-camera -, Mirrored- and Koloid Apps.
This fall has been gentle with us - the weather has been warm and dry. The falling leaves have painted the city with yellow, red and orange - Such a magnificient sight!
I especially cherish the sound of the leaves - the sharp and crispy noise - when the wind is whirling them around on the street. I bike to work every morning, and the sight of the morning sun highlighting the orange leaves against the road makes me smile ... Yes, I'm grateful for the autumn season!
We've rediscovered the juicer - our teens get more vegetables when the greens become less visible, disguised as a fresh juice - the mint leaves and a few fruits spices the drink up. And I am learning to use the left over fibers in baking and in soups - freezing it to small portions, ready to be used.
Above a video from the photos from October ... Like I said on Instagram, I haven't quite taken a photo each day, but have captured a bunch of meaningful moments. The Collect Photo App makes it easy to store these moments, journalize a bit, and make cards or photo-videos of the images.
I hope you're enjoying the season at hand ... As it is unfolding in your neighborhood and your part of the world.