For this Augmented Reality Saturday I give you a picture of a flower that is almost too small to see without some micro capabilities. I found it on a stalk of our indoor spider plant and took it with my new Sony RX 10 IV camera.
I think all you semi-serious photographers out there know how this augmented Reality was formed. It is a quick snap of my display shelves using a fish eye lens. I wonder if that is how fish really see? 🙂
The shelves used to be “book shelves” but since all those now reside in my e-book reader they have been repurposed to display all the artifacts from my uRV trips and “InSearchOfAmerica” wanderings along with my collection of cars.
I was recently at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and came across a fabulous collection of glass. If I remember right it was on loan from the New York Museum of Modern Art. I have always been fascinated by glass art and this was the best I have seen.
I can’t leave you with just one example so here is a gallery of other pieces. Click on any pic to see a larger view.
This is an easy one. It is from New York City.
Care to Guess??
I suspect some of you will know, even in its augmented mode, what this is and where it was taken.
Answer coming soon.
Now that summer is almost over (where did it go??) I am moving my artsy/augmented photos to Saturday again, and using Friday for more “Having My Say” topics. 😉
I didn’t have to put these pictures through any app in order to make them augmented realities as they are already in that mode. These full size Lego statues were found in a Peoria Illinois museum a few weeks ago. I have always been fascinated by how creative some folks are with these small building blocks
I don’t think I have to tell you where the source for this augmented Reality came from. It was taken in 1999 during our last visit there while residing in New Jersey.
I found this picture on a wall in Nauvoo Village in Carthage, Illinois. You history buffs out there might know that Carthage was at one time dominated by Mormons. They were rather abruptly driven out and then moved to Salt Lake City. There leader Joseph Smith died at the hands of a mob there in 1844. Ironically, the Mormans have now taken over the village once again.Read more
I met this old guy in a Acadian Village in Nova Scotia a few years ago. It is one of my favorite pictures and Augmented Realities.
Here is to you my friend. I hope you have survived the Canadian winters since we met.
Anyone care to guess what this is a picture of?
In reality, this picture is more real than augmented. One of the things I really loved about Canada’s national capital is the reflection of the old on the new. That is, glass buildings next to the historical structures. It makes for some very interesting shots.
On a side note, when I renamed this “Special Project” to Augmented realities I didn’t know that that was already a defined term.
But it does fit perfectly doesn’t it?
I will start off this post with my decision to rename “Alternate Reflections” to “Augmented Realities”. If you have been around RJsCorner much you know that I am a wordsmith. I am constantly searching for the “right” words to express what I am saying. Augmented realities seems to better describe what I have in mind for these type posts.
Now don’t confuse this new title with “Alternate Truths” as promoted by the lies of the current Oval Office Occupant. All the pictures here are from actual photos I have taken. But then I use one of my numerous photo editing apps to give them a different twist.
Browsing my 30,000 photos to find candidates brings back a lot of memories of past adventures, and using these very artistic tools seems to satisfy my creative urge for at least the time being. Someday I may try to do all this stuff from scratch like a real artist would.
Enough talk, let’ get to the subject at hand…
One of my favorite retirement vacations was a month long visit to our northern neighbors. The people there just seem so friendly and interesting. The core of the trip was along the St. Lawerence Seaway, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The picture for this Augmented Reality post was taken on the St. Lawrence River at sunrise one morning. I am working on a “Painting in Words” post about the story behind the picture. But, I just couldn’t wait to show you the picture.
Anyone care to guess where this one was taken?
Augmented Realities #2 is based on a photo of the Westcott home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is near Columbus Ohio. It was built in 1908. In the 1940s it was converted to apartments. Finally in 2004 it underwent a complete restoration to take it back to the original design.
I give you my “Alternative Reflection” of what it is today.
Augmented Realitiesis a new category for me here at RJsCorner. It is meant to allow my creative side a little more leeway in my life. Most of the posts in this category will be where I take some of my favorite photos and expose them to artistic apps to turn them into “art”. Of course art is in the eye of the beholder, so I will wait for your judgement on whether I am doing a good job.
The first installment is a picture of me taken at a cafe attached to the Westside Market in Cleveland. It was taken last year during our trip to see Punxsutawney Phil. A full post on that soon. 🙂