Project 365 Week 2

Look to The North 8/365

Chapter 2 of Project 365, we begin with “Look to The North” a message that was calling to me while I was editing Vida to make her look like a tribal warrior princess. The titles of this is image is about me looking for some hope and optimism, just like sailors would look at the stars to guide them out in the vast oceans and seas. The north star is the brightest of all stars, so you are always looking to the north guidance. I’m always seeking for some kind of guidance or sign to give me a clue if I’m going the right direction.

Look to The North and the apps used were ProCamera 7, Dynamic Light, Glaze, Tangled FX, InstaFusion, Fragment, PicFrame and Photo Forge 2 (n/a).

Epic Discovery 9/365

Life is all about the quest, what we seek in making the epic journey through a difficult path. I’m finding out as a I get older that it’s the simple things in life we take for granted. They give us the simple but lasting pleasures the most, to me that is an “Epic Discovery” and finding those discoveries are profound.

Epic Discovery and the apps used were ProCamera 7, Photo Forge 2 (n/a), Alien Sky, LensLight and Paint FX.

Sledgehammer 2014 10/365

I was listening to 80’s music on iTunes Radio and the song Sledgehammer came on while I was editing. I was thinking about how visually stunning the video was and still is today. It’s one of my favorite music video of all time and watched so many times I could not keep count. So if Peter Gabriel were to do and update video, this would me my version of “Sledgehammer 2014”. Other iconic things I loved from the 80’s were Swatch and United Colors of Benetton for their colorful and visual commercials and products.

Sledgehammer 2014 and the apps that were used Crazy Camera, PicFrame, Glaze, Repix, InstaFusion and Color Lake.

Masking and Hiding 11/354

Today people seem to always want to hide behind a mask of some kind and try not to show their true colors. If you paint a fence with a pretty picture will it dull the ugliness that surrounds you ? People seem to think if they are “Masking and Hiding” the truth or who they really are. The problem with that is the mess is always there and so is the truth.

Masking and Hiding and the apps used were ProCamera 7, Dynamic Light, PicFrame and Paint FX.

Underneath The Sycamore Tree 12/365

Vida and I like to do our little walks around the neighborhood. She knows it’s important that I take pictures. So when I was walking I was amazed in out the Sycamore Tree looked at the sun was going down, I also liked how the trucked was parked. I took a picture. When I got home I had to edit this photo and was listening to Death Cab for Cutie and the song “Under The Sycamore Tree”.

Under The Sycamore Tree and the apps used were ProCamera 7, LoryStripes, Dynamic Light, Popsicolor and DXP.

Caught In The Stars 13/365

Pushing Stars is one of my best known editing styles that I created with Percolator, Rays and DXP. You only need those 3 apps to be able to push stars on your edit. I came across the edit by accident with playing with Rays and DXP. This is where I took my blending and layers skills to another level. I’m in the works of version 2 of this editing and adding masking to the mix. Yes, there will be a blog tutorial in how to do Pushing Stars 2. But for now I’m “Caught In The Stars” with Vida and Boyce. I know I had to add Pushing Stars in Project 365. There is a slideshow collection on You Tube if you want to “watch it here.”

Caught In The Stars and the apps used were ProCamera 7, Percolator, Rays, DXP, InstaFusion, iColorama S and Photo Forge 2 (n/a).

Letting Go Of Old Demons 14/365

Now this is one of my dark edits compared to the more “happy, go lucky” with tons of colors. Like most people you acquire a lot of emotional baggage or demons (so to speak) over the years. It’s time for me to start “Letting Go Of Old Demons” and move on. All this does for me is make live with this pain inside of me and not being able to go forward with my life. It has blinded me from a lot of opportunities and experiences in my life. It’s time to let go and this is what 2014 is about for me. Is letting go of the “PAST” and learn to live in the “NOW” so I can have a happy “FUTURE” !!!

Letting Go Of Old Demons and the apps used were Hipstamatic, Dynamic Light, Glaze, DXP, Rays, Lorystripes, Alien Sky, Repix and Photo Forge 2 (n/a).

See you next week for another installment of Project 365 !!!

I wanted to add some information about Photo Forge 2, in case some of you might not know this. When Yahoo bought Ghost Bird, they took out Photo Forge 2 and KitCam out of the App Store. For now the apps work with iOS 7 and not sure how long these apps will work with newer versions of iOS in years to come. I’m using Photo Forge 2 as much as possible until it becomes inoperable. There are people who still use KitCam until that app becomes inoperable. I use KitCam once in awhile but will take advantage of it for Project 365. For those who still have Photo Forge 2 and KitCam, if you didn’t buy into the in-app purchases for those apps you can unlock them now and will not be charged or billed on your iTunes account. If I were you all, I’d take advantage of the apps and the in-app purchases while you can still use them.

Celebrate 1/365Mind Exploration 2/365The Air Guitarist and Mosher 3/365Making A Wish 4/365Schism 5/365On The Flipside 6/365
Look Closely 7/365Look to The North 8/365Epic Discovery 9/365Sledgehammer 2014 10/365Masking and Hiding 11/354Underneath The Sycamore Tree 12/365
Caught In The Stars 13/365Letting Go Of Old Demons 14/365Purity 15/365The Heart Burns 16/365Please Elaborate 17/365Paths Unknown 18/365
Aeroplanes or Airplanes 19/365The World According to Imagination and Creativity 20/365Interconnections of Two Worlds 21/365

Project 365, a set on Flickr.



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6 Responses to Project 365 Week 2

  1. rjllane says:

    I love the “Letting Go Of Old Demons” image, and this is only enhanced by the backstory. Thanks for sharing your deep feelings and experiences – we all have similar, but not your courage, perhaps.

    … MomentsForZen

  2. niki says:

    I agree with the persons comment there. I thought how brave you were after reading your new years post. it takes a lot to put yourself out there in the line of fire and its not something I do often enough. well done !!!

    • ashcroft54 says:

      Hi Niki, there are something I post that might not make a lot of sense or have nothing to do with mobile editing. I posted a blog about Seth Godin, read his simple blog posts. That’s what has been driving me to keep going, take those risks and learn to fail. You learn more from your failures and less from your successes. Oh and tell the voice of doubt to shut-up once in while and turn it off. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it and/or doing it their way if the right way. Find your way and the rest will follow…

  3. Dan R says:

    Love these edits. I’m really looking forward to a year of these posts. One correction, Sirius is the brightest star as seen from earth. Polaris, the north star, is pretty far down the list. Sorry, it’s the scientist in me. I had the idea to combine Rays with decosketch. I’ve only done one edit so far and it’s not as dramatic as pushing stars, at least in my hands. But I’m going to explore it more. Any thoughts Tina.

    • ashcroft54 says:

      You could be right about the stars but where I live you always see The North Star. My dad (one of those rare moments) explained to me in the navy the North Star guides you. Now 3 decades later, they’re finding more stars that are brighter. Plus I live in light polluted area, so you don’t see the stars like when I was a kid. You have to go out to the desert in order to see the constellation. I can see parts of the Little Dipper and Big Dipper. The North Star still shines bright where I’m at.

  4. blaquira says:

    Love love love the masking and hiding edit!!!

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