Sunday, June 03, 2012

Marilyn in Palm Springs

 The 25-foot high statue of Marilyn Monroe arrived from Chicago last month; she'll reside in Palm Springs for a year. We were driving by on the way back from the Aerial Tramway so I was able to get
2 photographs of her before the signal turned green. 
Digital Camera > iPhone > Camera+ > portrait. 2nd photo, Photo Noir. 3rd photo ?. 4th photo same as first.
 Earlier in the month, May 14th, downtown Palm Springs, Lulu's for lunch, outdoors. The misters were on, 109 temp, which makes for interesting photos.  Below, taken from same spot.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

 Memorial Day Weekend seemed the perfect time to finally take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to San Jacinto State Park; World's largest rotating tram cars. It was 85 degrees in the parking lot and when we traveled 2.5 miles in 10 minutes the temp plummeted to 35 degrees. It's been way too long since both of my daughters, son-in-law and 2 grandsons did something like this; it felt like a mini-vacation.
 We had an early dinner at the Peaks Restaurant and then ventured out onto the decks to take in the view and of course photograph.
Unfortunately, it wasn't a  very clear evening; the digital camera wasn't able to capture the images
I hoped for. I uploaded a quite a few photos to the iPhone and used Camera+ to improve the photos
with filters, mostly the clarity one.

 Lovely alpine mountains at the summit.
 The photo below: PhotoArtista > Impressionism.
It's Still Life begins June 3rd on The Pulse . I believe the Still Life I created will be posted 6/3. Thanks Seth!