In early May, we visited the Volcano House at the Volcano National Park (both now closed because of the ongoing oozing of toxic gasses and lava). Whenever I’m there, I stop right outside the entrance and snap a few photos. This time, it was of ferns. Macros, mostly.
Again, I’m impressed with the Note 8 camera. It was cloudy and misty and the light was less than optimal. Given all that, these are pretty good (if I say so myself because others might not).
Some of the photos were taken with the on-phone flash, but I’m not sure it helped.
You might be able to tell because the colors are slightly different. Not better or worse . . . different.
I had my P900 with me, but I didn’t bother using it because the Note 8 does at least as good a job — if not better — with shooting macros. It’s also easier to deploy.
So, ferns change in color as they mature . . . they are also rather interesting as far as going through their stages of development. For them who haven’t seen many ferns . . .
They also manage to amaze (me) when past their prime . . .
I mentioned drawings . . .
So, I’ve been playing around with drawing stuff using Infinite painter on the Note 8. Here’s the thing . . . what I am about to show you is the third iteration of this drawing. I thought I had saved the other two but it turns out that I misunderstood how projects are saved and I only have the third iteration . . .
So, the scene I had in mind was the Monument Valley view from that great scene when Forest Gump stops running and decides to head back home.
The first iteration had a crappy representation of the road. The above is not perfect (far from it) but it’s better than the initial try.
The second iteration had wagons I had drawn directly on the canvas. The problem is that the tools to draw things like that are not very good. Basically, a brush is not good for detail work and it looked like decrepit wagons pulled by misshapen dogs. So, I opened up a new drawing and drew the wagon and ox (yes, it’s supposed to be an ox) based on a photo I saw. Not traced (that would be cheating) but using the photo as reference.
I then copied the above three times and resized each of them for scale after individually coloring them. They didn’t look quite right so I added a shadow under each . . . and it still doesn’t look quite right since they appear to be floating as opposed to contacting terra firma.
I have some ideas as to how I might improve it . . . I mean both the bringing the wagons into the picture and other details like the clouds and birds. I like the Smoke Signals and I’m reasonably happy with the shading and textures (not enough, but I’m still learning).
I happen to have a photo from that spot, so I was drawing from memory . . . as it turns out, I wasn’t very close. But, hey, I’m just starting out.
I need to also include different shading and layers in the sky; too uniform, I made it. The original post of my trip there is HERE.
Here’s the gallery of the above.
That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.
Note: if you are not reading this blog post at DisperserTracks.com, know that it has been copied without permission, and likely is being used by someone with nefarious intention, like attracting you to a malware-infested website. Could be they also torture small mammals.
Please, if you are considering bestowing me recognition beyond commenting below, refrain from doing so. I will decline blogger-to-blogger awards. I appreciate the intent behind it, but I prefer a comment thanking me for turning you away from a life of crime, religion, or making you a better person in some other way. That would mean something to me.
If you wish to know more, please read below.
About awards: Blogger Awards
About “likes”: Of “Likes”, Subscriptions, and Stuff
Note: to those who may click on “like”, or rate the post; if you do not hear from me, know that I am sincerely appreciative, and I thank you for noticing what I do.
. . . my FP ward . . . chieken shit.
Finally, if you interpret anything on this blog as me asking or wanting pity, sympathy, or complaining about my life, or asking for help and advice, know you’re likely missing my subtle mix of irony, sarcasm, and humor.