Monday, August 31, 2015

Mosaic Monday #56 - In Search of Yellow

Trying to think of what to put in a mosaic for this week, it came to me that I could search for yellow things while on my walk with our dog one day.
One house has a row of sunflowers by the sidewalk so on my knees I took the macro shot and one of a drooping flower. Top right is perennial sow thistle, the flower much like a dandelion. Bottom right is unknown but a helianthus of some sort and likely an escapee from someone's garden. The yellow bird is in a friend's garden with a lovely piece of driftwood.
Fleabane on the left, St. John's-wort on the top and bird's foot trefoil on the bottom.
At the high school I didn't notice the bleachers spelled 'Tritons', their football team until the photo was on my computer.
A couple of signs that autumn is approaching. Goldenrod on the left and a fallen yellow leaf with pretty red veining.
All of the above were taken with my iPhone, I still need practice on having things in better focus. 
Does anyone else use their phone - any tips for the rest of us?

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53 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Judith. I love this yellow collection of images. The sunflowers are beautiful and my favorite summer flower. Great post! Thank you for hosting! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. Love the idea Judith. What fun looking for yellow. It is everywhere in my garden right now and spells the change of seasons. I do not own a cell phone so I am no use for advice. But I'd say you are doing well as these pictures show. After I entered in my 2 blogs mosaics, above I realized they are both using the same mosaic frame...it struck me as funny!

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  3. You did a fine job with the colour yellow for your shares, very pretty! I love shades of yellow and they seem to always remind me of the sunshine, and make me happy. I had found it some time back though, that whenever I photographs yellow in flowers, or birds, it just does not look like what the real subjects looked like and I am not sure why that is. Have a beautiful week and thank you so much Judith~

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  4. Oh such pretty yellows - love the bleachers especially - so clever. And all the flowers are wonderful - and the sweet little birdie. A sunny post for a cloudy and rain day here in the Pacific Northwest - and we are grateful to have the rain!!!

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  5. Lovely, happy yellows, Judith! Sunflowers are my favourites too.
    Thank you for hosting MM and have a great week ahead!

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  6. It looks like you found some yellow! Amazing what we see when we look for it. Like the bleachers shot. I think you are doing pretty well with your iPhone camera. I'm sure you know to tap on the middle to make it better focused, that's my meager advice!

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  7. Well done with the yellow finds.
    I smiled at you 'on your knees' for a shot. I'm sure people wonder what in the world I am doing when they see me sitting on the ground etc. haha.
    I use my phone camera from time to time and find it works well except for things at a great distance.

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  8. You certainly found lots of beautiful yellows! :) My iphone is old so if anything moves the pictures are not very good. I use it to photograph food sometimes, as I am not a food blogger and don't do elaborate photos if I am going to post a recipe, but other than that most of my phone pictures are none too great! :)

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  9. Yellow is my favourite colour for blooms. I frequently forget to use my phone camera as I usually always have one of the other cameras with me.

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  10. I absolutely love yellow Judith. You have done a great job taking shots with your phone. I only use mine occasionally (when I would be embarrassed whipping out a camera with a big lens) but I love the idea of taking shots of a wider range of subjects with my phone. Thanks for hosting again. Have a great week. Gillian at CountryGardenUK.com

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  11. Looks a great dog walk - shame we are not closer, both with our dogs, taking photos of yellow flowers with our Iphones!! I'm in dire need of a phone upgrade, you do very well with your phone, what Iphone do you have? I have an Iphone4, although some of the time I can borrow better phones....Looking forward to reading the tips, as I'm sure I have a lot to learn!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

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  12. Sunflowers have just the most perfect name and yellow is such a cheery colour. I sometimes use my phone but mainly my camera but the phone cameras are very good now. Thanks for Mosaic Monday Judith.

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  13. I love your sunny, cheerful yellow post Judith :) I am quite partial to sunflowers.

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  14. I really like all these yellow things in your photos. The flowers are beautiful and the bleacher seats add some graphics. Wonderful post Judith. There is a lot of yellow in the gardens and nature right now isn't there. Have a lovely week!

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  15. I love your cheerful yellows. I have a new phone so I should be learning to take photos with it too. Maybe I should take a walk and practice. I zoom a lot with my camera....wonder about zooming! Enjoy your Day! Happy Monday Sis, Diane

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  16. Good Morning, Judith. My aren't people up early blogging! As am I. Love yellow. Sunflowers seem to be the photo subject of choice this time of year when they are in full bloom. Mine are fading, as I blogged. I use my iPhone a lot for photos. The key is to hold it steady, which is hard with any camera; however, with the iPhone I am learning to lightly touch the shutter button because it very sensitive and does not require a lot pressure. It is when I tap it with too much pressure that I jiggle the camera. Hope that helps. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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  17. I'd say you were very successful finding "yellow" on your walk. And a surprise from the Tritons! Fun! Happy Monday and thanks for hosting.

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  18. I especially love the sunflower photo! To save my achy knees, I would have picked a flower and do a set up on the back porch to take the photo. Haha! If you want some great tips on how to best focus with an iPhone, here's a great resource: http://iphonephotographyschool.com/focus-tips/ There are other helpful tutorials on there too.

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  19. A great idea to do your own photo hunt while on a regular walk! I'm going to try that ...and you couldn't have picked a goal that would make me happier ... I love yellow, t always makes me smile. Fun about finding that surprise in the bleacher sign when you downloaded ...

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  20. I should play along one of these days. Wishing my Picasa still made mosaics, but guess I could figure it out in Photoshop. Love your yellow!

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  21. Hello, Judith.
    I am glad to join you again. You have found lot's of lovely yellow colors. The yellow bird and the driftwood, they are a pretty combination and they make me smile.
    I will scroll down to read your posts. Have a happy new week!

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  22. What a clever topic and gave me ideas for paying more attention to things as I am out and about. I laughed at your remark about the bleachers - so often I find things in my photos that I had missed in reality (it is good to be a shutter bug I tell my husband!). Happy week ahead to you Judith!

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  23. The sunflowers have been beautiful here, also, Judith! I've also seen some of the aspen tree leaves turning yellow. Fall begins in mid September here at this altitude so it will be cooling down very soon.

    My only hint about taking phone photos is to tap the screen lightly before taking the photo--it should help make the photo focus better--or at least it does on an android phone. I'm not sure how a iPhone works.

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  24. Lovely yellow and photos . I did a post yesterday with photos from my smart phone ours has auto focus and all kinds of adjustments you can do to them then down load them in the computer the camera on our Galaxy s4 smart phones has more mega pixels then our Nikon's lol . It takes really good photos but doesn't do it for me like having my camera in hand but it is handy lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day ! getting humid again here !

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  25. Thank you Judith for Mosaic Monday 56. Lovely yellows.

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  26. Judith...what great example of yellow...in ALL different shades too! What could be a happier to color to look for? Lovely, lovely photos! And as always, thank you for hosting!

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  27. Love the yellow post....bright and cheery!

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  28. Love the yellow post....bright and cheery!

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  29. Love all the yellow...and thanks for hosting.

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  30. Love the yellow theme for this week, including, dare I say, the yellow leaf. And yes, I use my iPhone a lot for pix but don't edit the pix with it...:)JP

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  31. Thank you for the bright yellows today- brightened up my spirits!
    I keep meaning to try and find a theme so that I can join in Mosaic Monday and I forget! I do use my Iphone, but it does not take good photos, at all!

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  32. Love the yellow today it does make me think of fall. Thanks for hosting,Judith!

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  33. I thought it was Dandelion! Such beautiful yellows!

    The goldenrod is in bloom here too. I am excited about fall, this week is the hottest we've had all summer! Crazy! Thank you for these beautiful mosaics!

    Deanna

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  34. Very pretty and cheery mosaics.
    Thanks for hosting - appreciate what you do.

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  35. Your collages made me grin...yellow is just so cheery.

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  36. I love your sun flowers. Love your party. I'd love you to come over and link Mosaic Monday at
    The Link a Linky Party. I always love coming to your party!
    Have a good week.

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  37. Enjoyed the beautiful sunflowers! Have a great week.

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  38. You found some pretty yellows, Judith. I have quite a lot of yellow in the gardens now (rudbeckia mainly). Your sunflower is pretty. I liked seeing the little bird and the driftwood. I like garden art interspersed with my plants!
    Hugs, Beth

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  39. Judith, your yellow mosaics are wonderful. Yellow is always a happy color for me, and your beautiful yellow flowers certainly make me smile. Thanks for hosting!

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  40. Next to purple, yellow is my favourite colour! I'm impressed that your iPhone captured such great shots! The new camera phones have evolved so much that I'm tempted to upgrade my old Samsung phone just so I won't need to carry my compact camera anymore. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the first week of September!

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  41. I did enjoy seeing your sunflowers ! Although I've often grown sunflowers I didn't plant any this year. We were surrounded by fields of brilliant yellow canola but that has turned to green. Some of the leaves are turning here too. Thanks once again for gathering us together on Mosaic Monday Judith!

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  42. Nice yellow subjects! I only use my phone for pictures when I left my camera in the car.

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  43. I'm late again. Life is just too busy. Yellow is such a happy colour. Our area is full of yellow wattle at the moment - so beautiful. Have a lovely week.

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  44. Hello Judith
    Yellow is such a 'happy' colour to have in the garden.
    I would like to plant Golden Rod in my garden but I haven't ever seen it in the garden centres here.
    I also love the sunflowers and fleabane.

    I'm not joining up this week even though I've got mosaics - however my post is about two giveaways on my friends blogs. I wasn't sure how you would feel about it.
    Please check them out on my post - both interesting giveaways and would be great to win!
    I'll be back next week.
    Hugs
    Shane

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  45. You found some really great yellows there! A good idea for a post! I didn't notice the word Tritons until you pointed it out! xx

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  46. Judith, I love your yellow theme. It's so cheering!

    Thanks for the hint about the mosaic part for your meme. I've added a collage to my post so it now fits (I hope).

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda

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  47. What gorgeous photos of yellow, Judith! It's fun to see your theme through your lens and also to spot some signs of Fall.

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  48. Yellow is the perfect color for this time of year - warm and mellow, with undertones of richness. Your garden has some very pretty blossoms. I'm imagining you crouching down to take the photo of the sunflower and think what lengths we'll go to to get a good shot!

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  49. Hi Judith, I never liked yellow until a few years ago...now I love it. My crafting cottage is painted bright yellow. I use my iPhone a lot for photos. Sometimes the focus is perfect and sometimes it is quite a challenge. Handy to have along on your walks.

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  50. All your sunny yellow pics are wonderful and HAPPY, Judith!

    I take horrible phone pics - my eyes can't see it well and then I put on pc and look enlarged and just groan all the time. Not good. I get an upgrade in 2 months, hopefully I can see the larger ones better.

    Ah- goldenrod, is that why everyone's allergies are driving them batty?

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  51. Dearest Judith; How fantastic your varieties of ’In Search of Yellow’ is♡♡♡ And I love the summer color, I thought it must be wonderful if my sunflower post were this week (it was last week, p:-)
    And I thought the yellow thistle must be dandelion; you intordced many yellow flowers I don't know♫♫♫

    Thank you very much for hosting and so sorry for my belated comment.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Canada, xoxo Miyako*

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