Bitsy jumped up onto my lap this morning while I had my phone out so I snapped a quick photo. The camera lens on my phone is nearly always smudged with fingerprints, I rarely remember to wipe them off. I managed to reduce the fog somewhat by upping the contrast and running it through a couple of Snapseed filters. I bet there are some good haze reduction filters out there I don’t know about.I was wondering if I could render this through more than one filter in the Prisma app but I didn’t see any way to do it one one step. I did it the long way around.I used the Hunter filter and saved it, and then opened that photo (above) in the app and ran another filter, Gothic, on it:For comparison, here is the same photo rendered straight through the Gothic filter.It’s subtly different, softer looking. I bet there are some combos that result in just a whiff of kitty, more suggestion that representation.
I’ve been playing with that Prisma app on my Android phone, it isn’t much good on close-ups of food on a plate but when there are a couple of well defined objects in a photo it does some interesting things:There is a crop function built into the app, but the different filters do all of the heavy lifting. There is a fair selection of them, I like some better than others but that’s a subjective thing. YMMVI like the mosaic filter a lot.This one, meh. I don’t know why it’s picking up red in the nose on Gabe.I like this one pretty well.
We’re just getting around to potting our patio garden. Bitsy will wait for more foliage to appear so as to have better bedding. In the meantime she makes do with the plain boards of the plant bench.More photo fun, playing with the Nik software plugins for Photoshop. This is a wild plum tree.Sammich prOn! Mrs J really likes the crinkle cut fries so I bought a giant sized bag of them the other day. They do crisp up nicely.More absurdly vibrant colors! The saturation slider goes to 11! Am I having too much photo fun? This is the view one has when turning into our driveway from the Township road. The small rise effectively shields us from casual view, our house is behind the pine trees visible at the vanishing point.More banana blueberry bread. This stuff is so good we buy bananas just to let them get over-ripe. I’ll close this out with another calico kitteh: