Weekly Photo Challenge: (Anti-)Tour Guide

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Anti-)Tour Guide

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide.

If I liked something about where I live, which I don’t, it would be the sheer ugliness of the place. When I see death and decay, I know I’m home, sort of.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky & Cheerful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky & Cheerful

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky.

 
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Grungy Textures

Grungy Textures

Here are some gritty city snaps from my latest business trip adventure. Spending about four hours on trains and buses to get somewhere and another four hours to get back is only bearable when I spend time snapping everything.

Shot with my iPhone 8 and edited in Adobe Photoshop. Kidding. I don’t do Apples and I’m not a fan of Adobe either. Shoot me. Actually, shot with my Android-running Lenovo mobile, which is as badass as any Apple, and edited in Snapseed, which is, hands down, the best phone photo editing app around.

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

   Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders.
—Carl Sandburg, “Chicago”

The other day I ventured on a business trip. It was good but the best thing about it was when it ended. It involved getting up at 3:45 am. I normally go to bed at 4:00 am. Yes. As far as my as my zombie condition allowed, I busied myself taking photos from trains and buses. I’m a firm believer in the ugly being pretty when it comes to it.

Photo Gallery: Filtered and Faded

Photo Gallery: Filtered and Faded

My love of filters is almost as great as my lack of photo skills. I’ve just discovered a new faded-effect filter in Snapseed, the app I use for editing my seedy snaps. So now I slap the filter indiscriminately on everything. That’s how good I am.

Photo Gallery: Graffiti and Grunge

Photo Gallery: Graffiti and Grunge

I have nothing nice to take pictures of. So I take pictures of not-nice. Which is nice.