Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Dreams: A Book of iPhone Images

Winter Dreams by Mary Ann Glass 

This is my latest book, which features iPhone photos I've taken in the last month.   Most of the images are from Locust Grove, but there are some Connecticut locations as well.  Click on the arrow to flip through the entire book.  Needless to say, it is for sale - you can choose softback/hardback/different paper stock - whatever suits you.

I love making books and find the software relatively easy to use.  An advantage to blurb is that you can designate your book as either private (no one can see it) or public, which places the book in their bookstore.  You set the price, the size yourself.  And you can share it on all the social sites, email, and blogs.  Plus it's fun.

FYI: I'm starting another photography class March 1.  Gentle, personalized instruction. All levels welcome.  All cameras, including smart phones, are ok.  $115 for six weeks instruction.  My schedule is flexible -- I can adjust instruction to meet your schedule!  If interested,  contact me and we'll set it up

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Image of the Day: Urn in Winter

winter at Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie NY
This is another iPhone image from the foggy Sunday at the Samuel Morse estate in Poughkeepsie.  I used a bracket app to get detail in the darks and in the snow, then worked on the image in Snapseed.

Three of my Locust Grove images are on view at the Wells Fargo offices in Rhinebeck, NY - 2nd floor of Montgomery Row, on Rt 9, across the street from Gigi's.  The artists' reception for the group show -- Tranquility -- is from 5-7 this Saturday.  Lots of wonderful photography and painting in this show - it will be up until April 23.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Image of the Day: Dreams of Winter

Trellis at Locust Grove estate, Poughkeepsie, NY
This is another iPhone image from Locust Grove - the Samuel Morse (yeah - the code guy) estate in Poughkeepsie, NY.  It has beautiful grounds overlooking the Hudson River, and a garden particularly famous for its peonies.  I went there on a foggy day with even grey light and some snow still on the ground.

This was taken with autostitch that put together about 6 photos to make this one image.  Then I put it into Snapseed and started fooling around with all its features.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bannerman Island: 2 Ways

Bannerman Island, from the train, with Snapseed app
Same file, processed with PhotoForge
I took this photo with my iPhone from the moving train on my way to Manhattan.  It's actually the best view of Bannerman Island from the land.   One of the most picturesque sites along MetroNorth's Hudson River line, the tiny island has an armory and a residence, both built in the style of a Scottish castle.

Bannerman was kind of an army/navy surplus guy, who bought up a lot of armaments and other artifacts from the Civil and the Spanish American wars.  He built the castle as his armory.  The buildings were abandoned, there was a big fire, and they now stand as ruins.  For more information (or to give a donation to help stabilize the structures!) check out

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Image of the Day: February, in a nutshell

Dead sunflower, with geese
Took this photo with my iPhone this week while driving a friend to New Milford, Connecticut.  Loved the sunflower profile, and then a flock of geese appeared!