Flying Away

A fellow Instagrammer, @randommarcus or Marcus Carlberg, let me know what app he used to shoot one striking photo in his stream. It was Fotor HDR. I tried it out this week on a flight. Here’s the color image as shot but cropped square using the rule of thirds to place the wing tip:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

There are a number of HDR filters in the app to apply. The black and white filter in the Fotor HDR app looked pretty fantastic and a little retro:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Another app, TangledFX has great capabilities to make a photo fly away in a new direction. I gave 4 filters a whirl just to see what happened:

Swirls:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014 using Tangled FX “Swirls” Filter

Brush Strokes:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014 using Tangled FX “Brush Strokes” Filter

The Dark Side:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014 using Tangled FX “The Dark Side” Filter

Cartoon:

Flying Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014

I’ll Fly Away by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson ©2014 using Tangled FX “Cartoon” Filter

These interpretations reminded me of a verse in a bluegrass hymn called “I’ll Fly Away” sung by Alison Krauss:

Some bright morning when this life is over,

I’ll fly away;

to a home on God’s celestial shore,

I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

The day before I took this image one of my 17 year-old cats wandered off to “fly away”.   The day after I took this image, the other 17-year-old cat would “fly away” in her sleep at home. I hope both of them are at home on God’s celestial shore.

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