This mysterious image, also from the Silver Diner, is the effect of the sunlight coming through the blinds onto the deep red Naugahyde booth bench. I rather like the vaguely suggestive apparent forms, although the surface was only gently curved. I also rather like the retro aspects of diner, booth, and naugahyde being transformed by smartphone camera, computer, and spread by internet. I even like the word "naugahyde".
Brunch at the Silver Diner. The sun was coming through the blinds and reflecting off the marbleized counter top. I love taking blind pictures, there's something about the alternating stripes of light and shadow playing with all they fall on. This was made with several different filters and four layers.
The iris are so spectacular, but bloom for such a short time. I try to resist taking more pictures (I have about 20,000 from last year that I haven't even processed the first time), but there's something about iris that just gets to me. Maybe it's all those ruffles. Maybe it's the beards. This one has been fractured and reconstructed.
House fire in the night, only two doors away. After calling 911, we dashed up to the roof deck to watch the leaping flames. Firefighters came quickly, and just cut open the metal roof and pealed it back like a sardine can. The two intersecting beams are a jet of water coming from inside the house and light coming from the huge ladder on the right.
Camera: iPhone 4S Apps: Camera 360
Good use for the dream filter.
Panorama taken with Photosynth. Seven fire trucks!
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.