Sometimes, you only need to walk twenty feet, out into your own back yard, point your camera and snap the shutter.
Sometimes, you get a pretty good picture.
This picture, in its original form, seemed like a pretty good shot to me. But, I am biased of course.
I like experimenting with different effects, though. Right now, since I really am an amateur, I keep my experimenting very simple. Since my camera is broken, all the pictures I take are with my phone. Since I have the phone on an electronic, wi-fi, cyberspace tether to my Google+ account, all the photos automatically upload to the account. I view them, select the one I want to work with, and use the built-in editing tools to get the effect I want.
After I am satisfied with the changes I’ve made, I download the photo to my PC. I then open the file up in another product I own. CoffeeCup Software created it. It is called Web Image Studio. With this program, I can add more effects to the file. In the case of this photo, I applied a filter called “Toy Camera” and achieved the result you see.
As I said earlier, I am an amateur, with no real training in composition or color. All I do is shoot what I see and try to turn it in to something I really like – maybe even something special. Maybe you like it too!