The Bridal Art

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

Bangkok | 2014

I went to the World Watermedia Exposition Exhibition at Ratchadamnnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok in July this year. The art centre also had another event at the same time; the 5th Young Artists Talent Art Exhibition where I saw this painting. It was painted in black and white which I think it was intriguing, haunting yet delicately beautiful. I just used filter in VSCOcam to alter the whole photo to be black and white as same as the painting.

This work was painted by Kameelah I-Lala which details were as below picture.

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

Bangkok | Thailand | 2014

 

Behind the picture of the bridal art:

– iPhone 5s’s native camera

– VSCO Cam

– Phoenix

– Phonto

 

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White

Travel theme: Close-up

This week’s travel theme can accompany with the last week one as they were from the same trip that I went to USA in April, 2012. For this week’s theme, I thought of the time when I visited Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) I would like to see the works of Monet and Van Gogh especially the latter as I love his style. I appreciated that this museum allowed us to take photos inside. So I grasped this opportunity to snap a few close-up shots of his nifty works.

Wheat Field with Cypresses

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

Another one was “Women Picking Olives“.

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

New York | USA | 2012

The artworks at the museum were remarkable and I truly had a wonderful time there.

Travel theme: Glow

One of the things that I liked when I traveled in Washington, D.C. was the Smithsonian institution where we could enter various museums for free. I spent one day visiting three museums of the institution which one of them was American Art Museum.

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

There was an installation of art called “Electronic Superhighway” created by Nam June Paik as a tribute to USA.

Fifty-one channel video installation (including one closed-circuit television feed), custom electronics, neon lighting, steel and wood; color, sound. – Source

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012


I was amazed by the glowing lights and those televisions. It was the intriguing piece, and it certainly captured the eyes of visitors.

I also snapped photos of other interesting arts. Like this one that the glittering parts of the picture worked well with the overall picture.

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

This “Woman Eating” remarkably pull me in to stare at her quite a while.

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

There was an extra exhibition during our visit named “The Art of Video Games”. They showed and let people play some games in the past such as Pacman and Mario Brothers.

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

There were variety of arts which I thought that they were profoundly worth the visit. Photography, Painting, and installation.

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington D.C. | USA | 2012

Washington, D.C. | USA | 2012

I truly enjoyed a trip there even though we didn’t have much time looking around all of the arts. Hopefully, I will have chances to be in Washington, D.C. again.

Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge Week 7 – Turn your photo into a Sketch

Sketching isn’t my thing when it comes to photo apps on my phone. I rarely apply the sketching filter to photos. So I was kind of intrigued how I could approach this week’s challenge from weliveinaflat and firebonnet for Snappy H’appy which is a Sketch. I tried using the sketch filters in Camera 360 but I wasn’t satisfied with their results. I then searched for other apps in App store, and I came across this app called ‘SketchGuRu’ which I’m kind of alright with its output after testing some photos in it.

SketchGuru is a free app providing around 18 filters ranging from pencil sketching to crayon, color pencils or even water colour. However, the water colour effect doesn’t come out that good comparing with the sketching effect.

I had tried many photos with different sketching filters in this app. I finally made up my mind to use a photo of a tree that I also applied B&W filter to it before changing it to pencil sketching.

Here’s the result.

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And this is the B&W version of an original photo.

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I think that a tree’s trunks and branches are suitable for sketching style. That was why I’ve chosen this image as a respond to the Snappy H’appy Photo challenge week 7.

 

Travel theme: Gardens

Kyoto | Japan | Dec - 2013

Kyoto | Japan | Dec – 2013

You might wonder why did I choose to post this panorama picture of Water Lilies for this week’s travel theme. Did I want to bend a rule by selecting this image for imitation of a lilies pond in the garden. Nope, I didn’t want to do that.

I was certain that I followed the theme because this piece of art was the 1st work at the Garden of Fine Arts  in Kyoto, Japan. This outdoor museum was designed by Tadao Ando. The garden holds  well-known masterpieces on porcelain panels. The admission fee is only 100 yen and free for children age 0 – 15 years old.

The work of arts are near-life sized recreation. You could see how grand of ‘The Last Judgement’ was by comparing with me on the front.

Kyoto | Japan | Dec - 2013

Kyoto | Japan | Dec – 2013

Besides the amazing works, the architecture is also impressive. It shows how considerable the architect thought and designed this place for art exhibition.

And because of the thoughtful design of the Garden of Fine Arts, I thought this place was really great for photography. We spent time taking a lot of photos while we were walking along the path leading us to each panel. We immensely enjoyed our time there even though the garden didn’t have a vast area holding only 8 pieces of art.

If you have a chance to go to Kyoto and you like art and photography, I certainly recommend this place to you to explore. I believe you won’t be disappointed. Anyway, please choose the day that is bright with sunshine because you will be able to see light and shadow that play around the place.

More information: Garden of Fine Arts, Kyoto.

Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge Week 3 – Watercolour apps

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This week’s theme for Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge (co-hosted by weliveinaflat and firebonnet) is quite challenging for me because I didn’t own any mobile apps that could provide photos with the water colour effect. I heard about WaterLogue app from a few bloggers around here as well as the hosts’ suggestion which I was impressed with its outputs. However, it is a paid app with 2.99 USD so it’s a hard decision because I’m not sure how many times I would use it.

As a result, I tried to find free apps in the Apple store which I found a few apps. But I wasn’t satisfied with their results that much. Fortunately, I noticed this apps called ‘LINE Brush‘. At first, I thought it just lets us draw and paint pictures. However, I found that we could import photos and use photo brush to create painting effects. Our photos will not be automatically changed to paintings but we need to use our fingers touch the screen for changing the part of photo to look like painting. We could also choose sizes of brush for each part of our photos.

The 1st photo of this post was the result of water colour brush effect. The original photo taken in Hipstamatic app on my old iPhone was the below image.

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The LINE Brush app provides many interesting brush effects which I tried applying other effects to the same photo, and I really liked this one which was painted by the Impress effect (I believe that this effect is meant to imitate the Impressionism art: Oil Paintings).

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One downside of this app was that it seemed to automatically crop my image without asking me. Nevertheless, I think this free app was quite fulfilled my need for Painting effect.