Storm Clouds – Ipad Adventure

storm clouds dark purple, photo ipad, Helen Keller quote,

Deep Purple. Clouds quilting the sky.

There is an excitement in the air. I can nearly touch it.

Energy crackling, pulsing deep within my heart.


storm clouds dark purple, photo ipad, Helen Keller quote,
Storm in purples.iphone.ipad apps.






Like Helen Keller said,

“The best and most beautiful things

in the world

cannot be seen or even touched –

they must be felt with the heart.”







Song writer J. Bullock,

“when the storm clouds

in the west are quickly gathering


the ponies they run wild there

before it rains


you’ll see their sleek dark bodies,

darkly gleaming


you know the fire

is flying through their brains…”





Travel Location


This Storm photo was taken up north in Kalbarri, Western Australia.

It was shot… just as the sun was setting.



Our travel adventure was coming to a close.

But we were being treated to sky magic.

Art…… painting in the air.






Photo Editing Processes


I had the iphone, so  took the shot on that.

It was later, loaded onto my Ipad Pro for  photo editing. As I have a lot more editing apps on the Ipad.


Plus, my Ipad Pro has the added advantage of …. I can,  actually see the keys.

This is very important.  Any One, laughing yet?



My Ipad Pro is big enough for my hands too.

This, is another Big bonus.


So I don’t (often)  misdial, mis tap the keys. Like my unwieldy RA fingers do all the time on that iphone. If you’re younger… you may just smirk abit at this!





*Sidenote…….. I have to say, I have been extremely satisfied with my Ipad Pro.

I’m very glad now that I went ahead and bought it.

I DO like Apple products.  Just perhaps not the phones so much.





At any rate,  this image was edited. Heavily.

But, in my defense,  I needed all the help and extras that I could get as the original shot wasn’t super.

The editing included – tweaking tone, color, white balance, sharpening, defining, saturation. I added some filters. Enhanced the lilac hue by about 40%.  Then Cropped it.




A Workout

I really worked it over.

Doing a lot more work  processes and taking much longer than I would  normally do with my Camera photos. Just over an hour to do this one.






I ended up liking this alright.

It has a feel to it that is similar enough   to How I Paint.  I do like to paint skies just like this!  






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Storm Clouds a digital excursion and adventure from Kalbarri, W.A.


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37 thoughts on “Storm Clouds – Ipad Adventure

    1. that is so wonderful!! thanks for sharing that. this is why art is so fun and exciting for me – it stirs people’s imaginations in unexpected, delightful ways. cheers, Debi

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  1. Debi is there one photo, or more that I’m not getting? I see big spaces between the text. There is that one great photo at the top, and that’s all. Just wanted to know if I’m missing anything.

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    1. Annali, its just one photo.
      I’ve been reading …. and ‘they’ say, readers want lots of white space these days!
      so… trying that for a few posts. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful. Love the circles on the left too like magical bubbles floating in the sky. I would love to see what to original photo looked like before your artful hours spent beautifying it.

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    1. thank you! I don’t think I’d be the ideal spokesperson for apple…. lol, but just wanted to provide a ‘non techie’ non teenager, person’s take on phones, and things. some I like. some not so much. cheers, Debi

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      1. I know what you mean, I feel like a Neanderthal when it comes technology. As long as we can make these things do enough to be of help to us I guess we are alright!


  3. I love these Clouds Debi.! I switched to mobile for WordPress, so forgive my absense..but found this today on the web site, however!!..Snapped, Beautifully!!.Keep us Happy and intrigued..artbaby Joanne 😊

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    1. me too Joanne. me too. having the Pinterest boards does stir me up as well, not to ‘copy’ anybody…. just to try to explore more options “be all you can be” LOL 🙂

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    1. re – the cloud formations……spot on Jill! thats it exactly 🙂 you have a good eye there ! great comment, thanks. cheers, Debi


  4. Jealous ++ The iPad pro looks brilliant. I’ve been thinking of upgrading my iPad 2 so I may just have to. Have you tried Snapseed as a photo editor and also have you tried painting on it yet? Have a great week 🙂

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    1. I have just got Snapseed; I’ve fumbled with it Andrew. I wouldn’t have a clue, how to Paint… with it though.
      I had a IPad mini – the Ipad Pro is so much nicer (for me)

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      1. I’ll come back to this Andrew and have a look at these. Brushes… you should see my face! half puzzled half overwhelmed! LOL I’ll get there! Thank you, for you very kind pointers. Its what I need to get me started.

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    1. thanks for your comment Staci! I read her bio as a child, and her story has always ‘stuck’ in my mind as so inspirational 🙂 glad you enjoyed the post ! had a quick peek at your site, wow – great photos on the water!! cheers, Debi

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