Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celebrating with Joy & Gratitude......

I am happy to announce that I am writing this blog post from my new iMac! I am still not completely set up on this beautiful new machine, but I am getting close.

I was thrilled to discover that all of my iPhone photos will now automatically show up in iPhoto! No more selecting images on my phone to email to myself or move via "Dropbox".

This will probably mean the posting of even more "phone" photos, but like I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I am not going to worry or apologize for that anymore.

That whole discussion prompted me to come up with a brand new tag line for my blog. In many ways this is my mission statement and my reason for even having a blog at all (and has nothing to do with equipment).

"Celebrating photography with joy and gratitude......"

It may seem like a very simple statement, but it sums up perfectly how I feel. Photography is my passion and I am sooooo grateful that I have a way to express myself that brings me so much joy!

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Daisy from a grocery store bouquet.................

This passion however, also increases my tendency to exhibit ADD behaviors. During the last couple of weeks while I was working through my "computer issues", I found myself grabbing items that were in my yard or kitchen to photograph using the window light in my home office.

These were welcome breaks away from my desk, and even though the original intention was to take a few photos with my iPhone for my Project 365,  I found myself getting out the tripod and photographing the same scene with my Nikon. This definitely slowed down my progress with the computer, but once I got started, I couldn't stop................

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Pears from the fruit bowl....................

Knowing that it would still be awhile before I would have Photoshop on the new computer, having the ability to play with and process my phone images brought me instant satisfaction. Ideas about how I will treat the images from the Nikon were also generated.

©2012 Dianne Poinski  - Apple from our worm infested apple tree.........

I also want to share the names of some of the new apps I have been using on my iPhone photos. (Thanks again to Dewitt Jones and his generous sharing of info...........I am just paying it forward.)

In addition to Snapseed, my new favorite iPhone apps are "Pic Grunger", "FocalLab" and "OldPhotoPro". I have added other apps, but these are the ones I keep going back to.

©2012 Dianne Poinski  - Series of Black-eyed Susans from the Co-op
(I used the app "Diptic" to create the montage of images.)

I just installed Photoshop CS6  and am going to spend the next couple of days bonding with my new iMac and then summon the courage to see what I can do with the raw images off of the Nikon. It will be fun to compare. Stay tuned............................


  1. Your thrill-dom is coming through loud & clear, Dianne! And the new tag line is nothing short of a leap towards the future. So, so happy for you....

  2. beautiful! i cant wait to see what else you'll be able to do with the iphone! and i lovelove your new tagline!

  3. Thanks for the "tag line" love, the encouragement, and for taking the time to comment!

  4. Diane, your joy and gratitude really come through your photography, so it is a perfect tagline for you. Sounds like you've been having fun. Snapseed is my go to app, but you've mentioned a few others I haven't tried. It's amazing how quickly we develop favorites.

  5. Dianne your enthusiam is infectuous. My wish list now has iphone on the top. I fell like I am a traitor to my trustee Canon Power Shot camera. Oh well... that's progress.

  6. Thank you Kim and Therese! Kim - have fun with the new apps. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Therese - trust me, you may never use your Canon Power Shot again if you get an iPhone, but don't feel bad about it, just enjoy!!