Sunday Adventures: Sunrise crew

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise in Tyrol, Austria. These were taken early on a Friday morning on a mountain nearby that we hiked in the moonlight. It was beautiful (but very cold!).

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Sunrise crew - Sonnenaufgang in Tirol

Leave a comment

Color Powder Fun

Color Powder Fun

Color powder fun from two weeks ago when I took some portraits of my sister. Have a great week everyone!

Color Powder Fun

Color Powder Fun

Color Powder Fun

Color Powder Fun

Color Powder Fun

Leave a comment

Sunday Adventures: Favorite season

Sunday Adventures: Favorite Season

Fall is my favorite season because of various reasons, in particular, but not limited to:
- autumn sun (especially after all the rain we had during summer)
- apples
- apple pie
- various other pies and cakes with homegrown fruits
- tea & reading a book
- knitting (I just started again after 10 years and I am happy to report that knitting is like cycling – you don’t unlearn it!)
- colorful landscapes
- the smell of autumn
- the sound of dry leaves on a windy autumn day
- chestnuts
- autumn hiking

Sunday Adventures: Favorite Season

Sunday Adventures: Favorite Season

Sunday Adventures: Favorite Season

Sunday Adventures: Favorite Season

Leave a comment

Currently reading: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Currently reading: Water for Elephants

I just recently finished reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. And while I’m not really interested in circus life I decided to give this one a try. Partly because I heard it was good and I liked the cover image and partly because I enjoy reading a book before watching the movie (I’m really late on the bandwagon, I know …).

It’s a story about a young man, Jacob who needs to start a new life and somehow ends up in a circus where he falls in love with Marlena.
The beginning really gets you into the story immediately, I love when an author does that. The story itself is nice, though the end was a bit cheesy for my taste. But overall I enjoyed reading this book knowing that Sara Gruen did a lot of research and that everything easily could have happened in real life.

Did you read the book or watch the movie? What are your thoughts on either of them?

Leave a comment

Tutorial: Photo editing for Instagram

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

After some people asked how I edited one of my latest images on Instagram (the one above) I decided to make a quick tutorial. I almost always use a combination of various photo editing apps. Currently, my favorite ones are VSCOcam and Afterlight.

Here is a before and after of a similar image that I edited for this tutorial:

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

First I opened the image with VSCOcam and applied my favorite filter: F2 at 100 percent. I adjusted the exposure (the original image was shot in HDR on my iPhone and turned out a bit dark), added some red to the shadows and a bit of contrast too. After I was satisfied I saved the image to my camera roll.

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

In Afterlight I opened the file that I first edited with VSCOcam and applied one of the seasons filters at about 50 % opacity and my favorite light leak (at a low opacity). And that’s it, easier than you might think ;-) !

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

Photo editing apps - tutorial by Eva Thoeni

I do have some settings that I apply most of the time to keep a consistent look for my Instagram gallery but trying new combinations is always a lot of fun.

What photo editing app do you enjoy most?

1 Comment