Yes, this is my post for Leslie’s coffee chat, but first things first. On last week’s wordless Wednesday post I promised that I would blog in more detail about my iPhone photography. And, really, I had good intentions to write the post or a little series this weekend. But then we realized that David was ready to publish the next part of his story. And to do so he was in need of photos for it. Or rather of images. Because for his story and the time that it is set in, today’s picture perfect photos just won’t do. So instead of writing my own blog post I edited pictures for David’s post. Like in previous parts of the story I ‘digitally aged’ my somewhat too clean photos in Photoshop. I added grain, scratches and funky filters to make them fit the atmosphere of the story. But why do I tell you? Have a look for yourself. Here is my favorite. Oh, and the iPhone post is not forgotten. If you’ve got a specific question, let me know in the comments.

moon, full, blue, vintage

If you like to see more of these vintage like photos and read a tale of adventure while you’re at it, have a look at David’s website. There are seven parts of his story already online and all of them have my vintage photos in them.

coffeechatAnd now finally fast forward to Leslie’s coffee chat. Her question today: Last thing you took a picture of?  Why did you want to capture this image? (Show your work.) Talking about and showing more of my photos? Sure. No problem. So, the last photo I took is actually a series of photos. And – surprise! They were not taken with my iPhone, but with my DSLR. In raw format. Meaning, I definitely need to edit them to even be able to show them to you. But since I am writing this on a Monday and I just came home from work, you can imagine that any editing will be very minimal. Maybe as minimal as converting them from raw file format to jpeg. So, here you go, Saturday it was pretty darn’ cold here and I thought I would venture outside for half an hour or so to get some icy pictures with my macro lens. Which I did not own during last year’s oh so long winter. But first I stumbled across these. I always wanted to shoot ice flowers, but I never had the window or the lens for it. By the way the part of the window in the 1st photo below is only about 3×2 inches. As a home owner I am not happy about them, but as a photographer I love them.

ice, flowers, window

And below is what you get when you zoom into different parts of the very same picture from above. A different world, isn’t it? Compare the pictures below and imagine how small those formations are…

ice, flowers, window

Ice forest

ice, flowers, window

Then it was time to go outside. Our local river had partially frozen over and there were lots of photo opportunities. A lot of macro like shots, some photos quite abstract, a favorite of mine, most taken close up and some, like the one below form a far. But you know what? It is too late now to edit more than this one now. Above photo was the first one I shot on Saturday and this one here was the last one from the almost two hour excursion, of what was supposed to be only half an hour outside. All other photos I will have to edit and show you some other time.

ice, glass river, whippany

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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