Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cloudscapes with the iPhone

On a recent drive home from Winnipeg together with Steve and Kai,we were treated to spectacular cloudscapes.Both Steve and I were bemoaning the fact that our cameras were at home.
Fortunately we had our iPhones handy and still got some good pictures.

It seemed that the storms were going to the north and south of us and,except for a short shower,we were unaffected.I love those huge clouds.

A distant rain shower gives another chance at a picture.

Later that same evening the clouds parted long enough to light up the sky.

The sunset was a good one as well.

This was a day to learn again the lesson that we should make the best of every situation.

A camera doesn't make a great picture,anymore than a typewriter writes a great story.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Easy Edits With Apps

I have three pictures to share today.

This first one was created in the the SuperPhoto App. I really like how this particular picture looks with this treatment.

The next two pictures are made with the App called Photo Collage.
The first one shows some of the stormy skies we had on Wednesday,July 20,2016.

This picture,created in the same app shows the same photo as the one in the first picture and some others.The flowers were all taken on my yard.
Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Trip to Red Deer,Alberta

I will combine my phone photos with my trip to Red Deer,Alberta.I did take pictures with my other camera,but often the iPhone was the easiest to use.
On a side note,all pictures of the clouds were taken while I was in the passenger seat.

These were the friends I traveled with.Pictured are Susan Harder,Ruth Hiebert,Doreen Bergstresser,Gwen Macdonald.This one picture was taken with Susan's iPad.

Our drive was amazing.The clouds put on a spectacular display for us.

The reason for this trip was to attend Canada's Gospel Music Celebration.Of course I had to get pictures with many of the groups.They all insisted that I be in the picture as well,so I handed my phone to someone else. This is Triumphant Quartet,L-R Clayton Inman,Scotty Inman,Eric Bennet,David Sutton. These guys are great and definitely one of my many favourites.

Tribute Quartet is another group I really enjoy.
L-R Riley Harrison Clark,Anthony Davis,Josh Singletary,Gary Casto.

 Ernie Haase and Signature Sound put on a fantastic concert.This was my first time to get a decent picture of them.
L-R  Tyler Vestal,pianist,David Griffith,guitarist,Ernie Haase,Dustin Dolye,Devin McGlamery,Paul Harkey.

Here is a shot from where I was sitting.This is Tribute on stage.

A fairly new group is this one.This is the Jim Brady Trio.
L-R Layke Jones,Melissa Brady,Jim Brady.They have wonderful sound.

One evening I left my seat to walk around and looked outside.This is what I saw.

On the way home the sky continued to bring amazing scenes.

Yes,we did experience torrential rain a time or two and even saw a distant funnel cloud,but mostly we were treated to scenes like this.

It was a beautiful week,filled with loads of blessing.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

God Bless Our Land

July 1st was Canada Day and July 4th our neighbours to the south,the USA,celebrate Independence Day. Both of theses days are marked by fireworks. We are very thankful for the freedom in both of these countries and I think the beautiful fireworks are a great way to end a day of celebration.
Over the last few years,I have found that my iPhone works great to capture some of that beauty.

Enjoy a few shots from my phone taken on July 1.

The fireworks display is held on the shore of our lake with a boat on the water from which they launch a few more shots.

 O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. 

O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?