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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

My Dad's peach tree is just showing off at this point.

It's at a point where some of it's limbs have to be trimmed off because they're taking over that side of the yard. It may be a nuisance but man, is it pretty. There's a spot where the suns rays shine oh-so-perfectly. I knew immediately it'd make a perfect wallpaper. 

I wanted to really emphasize the suns rays. But first, I imported it into Mextures  to add dimension to the greens. I then transferred to A Color Story, where I played around with different light leaks until I was satisfied. 

I hope you all enjoy. 

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

At the beginning of the week, I made my way to local mountains to check out a waterfall. The last month and a half, I've spent one day out of the week getting my hiking on. I've never taken my camera as I want to be in the moment and my iPhone does a superb job. More importantly, I'm sure I'll end up convincing myself on abandoning it when the weight of it makes me regret all my life choices. 

This is one of the pictures that I took with this space in mind, a simple picture of mountains. I imported into Mextures app and topped it with various layers to achieve a more dramatic edit. Transferred into Photoshop where I focused on smaller areas and made them pop out. I didn't want the mountains to get lost in a super dark gradient so I added a couple of lighter layers to create light in all that shadowy area. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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Below is a special blurred edition Bee sent me. I like it. - Clay

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper is courtesy of the hundreds of extra flower images that live in my memory card. It was taken a couple of weeks ago in my dad's garden. In it, he grows these red roses that are the deepest shade of red I've ever seen. I'm not a fan of red, but I find this shade captivating. 

I imported the picture into Lightroom, applied a preset and exported into Mextures. Some layers later and this was the winning result. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Similar to last week, this wallpaper started off with a different color. A light blue to be exact. The only difference is that I had no vision in mind and was hoping something (actually good) would just happen. I was listening to an audiobook when I opened Photoshop and just "doodled" while I listened. A couple of patterns were warped far too many times and the foundation was made. I added various layers of gradients to see what would pop and I ended with this Lisa Frank-esque combo. Not colors I would choose or pair together but I liked it, a lot. I added a grunge layer to the center since it was too Tony the Tiger (though still could be) and to allow apps to stand out without competing with the colors and pattern. 

I hope you all enjoy! 

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Monowear Deployant Watch Band - An Apple Watch Band Review by Justin Klein

One of the things that attracted me to the Apple Watch was it’s ability to switch between bands so easily. That is something that most traditional watches don’t offer. When released, I immediately started seeking for bands that I could purchase and switch between. I happened to come across a company called Monowear.

Monowear is a company that has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to unique design and producing a comfortable band to wear with your Apple watch. I have purchased several Classic Leather Bands from them over the years. Their bands look great, are made with Genuine Leather with a Napa finish and wear very well overtime.

Monowear was nice enough to send me out one of their Black Leather Deployant Bands for review. First off, I love the look of this band. What sets the band apart from anything else is the clasp mechanism. The clasp makes you feel as though you are using a metal link band, but have the comfort and soft feel of a leather band. You can easily take this band on and off without having to remember which hole you use for the best fit. The band is accented with a very nice midnight grey stitching. I have no complaints regarding the fit or finish of the lugs. The band also appears to be able to accommodate individuals with large wrists.

As much as I love the look of this metal clasp, it causes some problems. You are going to constantly bump things with it. If I want to type on my laptop or a keyboard sitting on my work desk, you are going to have to take the watch off. That is a big deal for me. I do not have this problem when using one of Monwear’s Leather Bands with a normal buckle. I somehow was able to even nick the clasp on the band in the short couple of weeks I had it for review.

Overall, you can not argue with the fact that Monowear has several great options for it's customers when it comes to choosing a band. The Leather Deployant Band retails for $89.99, but is currently on sale for $59.99. They offer 4 colors: brown, black, red and navy. You can find this band and many others over at monoweardesign.com. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @Monoweardesign.

Check out the gallery below for a closer look. 

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper was supposed to incorporate a softer palette. I knew I wanted a simpler background because I wanted something specifically for my homescreen. No fuss or distractions. After a couple of versions with softer colors, I realized it wouldn't work as envisioned because they completely hid any pattern, which I also wanted to make it a little more than just an ol' gradient. 

With no real plan, I imported into Mextures and applied two different formulas and ended with these colors; my favorites for wallpapers. I imported in Lightroom to edit a couple of light/color issues, then I followed with Photoshop where I mixed a couple of patterns to give it it's look. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

A couple of weeks ago, I made my way to the beach. Of course, it never disappoints and I always make an effort to take (aka remember) my camera. I've been holding on to these pictures since because I wasn't truly satisfied with the typical edit I usually default to. As I was brainstorming for this week, this trip came to mind. I knew I wanted something simple, clean and something that could make us feel calm and relaxed. If only while we check the time.

I imported it into Lightroom. The lighting was perfect that day, so very little to be done. I lightened the blues to give the image a softer, calmer look (that would be just as pretty on a homescreen full of icons). Lastly, I added a layer or two of lavender gradients to give it a bit of dimension. 

I hope you all enjoy!

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

A couple of weeks ago, I had to restore my iPhone as new to see if it would fix what turned out to be a hardware issue. Since then, I've kept my screens stock and just downloading apps I need here and there. Since I have to (finally) set up, I made a wallpaper for my home screen. Very Spring, floral inspired. I kept thinking flowers and roses these last few days (ok, weeks).

I imported it into Mextures to add some grain to give it a magical look. It's simple but it's a little more than a gradient for the homescreen and still keeps everything legible without squinting. 

I hope you all enjoy.

IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Last week I made it to a hiking trail that had been on the news for it's "super bloom" of wildflowers. All the rain we had the last few weeks of winter left the most beautiful blossoms Southern California has seen in a couple of years. Speaking of, a couple of years ago I went to some poppy fields and from that research I knew that they go as soon as they come! Of course,  I went immediately (the next day, nighttime is scary) and not going to lie, it was an uphill climb that required all the ice cream and a nap to recoup from but ... the view and fragrance was worth it. Sure, there are rattlesnakes to worry about but, who cares, look how pretty! 

Now, it took me a couple of days to go through the photos. But once I did, this one caught my attention immediately! The background (poppy's amongst poppy's) created this yellow bokeh which beautifully illustrates just what this "super bloom" is about.

I imported into Lightroom to tone down the yellow because it's so saturated right out of the camera. I imported into Mextures (creature of habit over here) and softened the edges with a couple of light leaks. 

I hope you all enjoy. 

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

It's officially Spring and this weekend wallpaper celebrates it! I don't need an excuse to take pictures of flowers or make them wallpapers (see previous three wallpapers) but I figured this week was the expected one. I actually took these pictures a couple of weeks ago. The background had captured some of the incoming sunset colors. I decided to make it a bit more playful by emphasizing them.

I added layers of pinks and purples (in Photoshop) to soften and lighten the background, imported into Lightroom and edited the rose into a coral shade that blended better with the improved background. Then I added some grain as the final touch. 

I hope you all enjoy! 

IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This would be part two of last week's wallpaper. Same Apricot tree, photograph from the same day but a different edit and angle. I'm glad I took these because it seems to have completely skipped the bloom state that usually lasts a while and went straight into awkward teenager stage. Oh well.

Like last week's, this was imported into Adobe Lightroom and transferred to Mextures. 

I hope you all enjoy!

 

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

The apricot trees in my dad's backyard have begun to blossom, so that's where you'll find me these next two weeks (the time span for the tree to be full of them). I've made it no secret I love me some flowers and these beauties fit in the category perfectly. And because it's that time of year, I'm not the only Bee obsessed with them. I managed to capture a couple doing their thing and this is where this weeks wallpaper comes from. 

I edited a couple dozen times. It was one of those where I wasn't fully happy with any of them. Stronger, softer, simple ... perfectionism is an unrealistic bee. I eventually, settled on this white and (sky) blue gradient. All edits done in Lightroom and gradients added in Mextures. 

Hope you all enjoy!

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper is of a dandelion that had seen better days prior to the latest showers. Until I went through the pictures on my computer and I noticed that a part of it resembled a heart. Basically, weeds are pretty too! 

It went through a three step editing process between Lightroom, Photoshop and Mextures. The original background was more red than I cared for it to be. Once I dared it, I added layers in Mextures to give it the grittier appearance.

I hope you all enjoy. 

Mextures Formula Code: ETSQKFL

IPHONE 6. IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Due to all the showers we've (California) experienced, there's pretty sights of nature blooming every which way. Spring is going to be so so beautiful. Like I mentioned before, my father has the greenest thumb and his backyard brags for him. The side of their house is graced by various colors of hibiscus. This was one of the blooms. Small, yet perfect. I have featured these beauties, and although I can't get enough, I decided to step outside the box with my edit. I went into Lightroom and adjusted the shadows and colors. The real magic happened in my right hand app; Mextures. I tried a couple of layers and whilst adjusting the blend, a 'cool' edit presented itself. I hope you all enjoy as much as I. 

Mextures Formula Code: MIMHDRJ

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week I bring you two wallpapers. Two different edits, to be exact, of the same wallpaper. I was under strict instructions to keep away from the iDevices for a couple of days, hence no wallpaper last week. 

I took this picture months ago. I don't recall much about it except that it wasn't mine. I love pineapple art, items, but cannot eat the actual thing. There's also something beautiful about it's exterior appearance. Pictures of (apparently) other people's pineapples is the perfect balance. 

As per usual, I imported in Lightroom and added different color layers in Mextures. 

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Last week concluded the rainiest week we've (Californians) have had in a while. A couple of days mother nature was just showing off by flooding some of our yards. One of those mornings was sunny enough to make the dew on the grass blades glow my way. I grabbed my camera and this came of it. 

I imported in Lightroom where I made certain areas darker. Transferred to Mextures app and back into Lightroom to sharpen it. 

Hope you all enjoy.

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7 PLUS

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

The last week, mother nature has blessed California with that which it needed most: rain and more rain! All the images that I have captured are mainly on phone because this is not the time to test my cameras resilience against the elements. I did manage take a couple of pictures of the mini roses on my front yard. 

Edited in Adobe Lightroom and Mextures (via) iPad. 

Enjoy

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper is a throwback to last Fall. A dime of dozens in terms of beach sunsets I've managed to capture but this sandpiper bird makes it a little more special. It reminded me of the Pixar short Piper that was played before Finding Dory. If you haven't watched, it will be the most adorable six minutes of your day. 

The sunset provided beautiful colors that didn't need much in terms of editing. I tweaked small things in Lightroom and (of course) imported into Mextures. 

Enjoy.

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IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

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IPHONE 6 PLUS, IPHONE 6S PLUS & IPHONE 7

For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

If you like what you see, you can send props to Bee via Twitter. Also be sure to check her personal blog as well.

So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This week's wallpaper started as a joke. My friend and I were making fun of something and somewhere down the laugh train we got into book discussions and the latest one I had suggested to her dealt with the main character's obsession with astronomy.

Of course, at first I had to make sure that it was usable as a homescreen and lockscreen wallpaper. I've spoken of my need for wallpapers not to distract/obstruct time or notifications. After I got the gradient just right, I worked on the patter in Adobe Illustrator. After adjusting it to my liking, I exported a copy and imported into Mextures on my iPad. Added some layers to darken certain parts and had myself a version I was content with. 

I hope you all enjoy as much as I. 

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IPHONE 6, IPHONE 6S & IPHONE 7

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For a shared library of all Bee's 6 and 6s wallpaper submissions, click here. 6 Plus/6s Plus here

AirPods: An iPhone Addict's Review

The AirPods from Apple are a decent pair of wireless headphones for the cost.  While the hardware has pros (audio quality, ease of set up, wireless) and cons (lack of controls, potential for poor fit), there are other bluetooth headphones at various price points that may suit your needs better.  I love my Jaybirds and I also backed a pair on kickstarted that will also act as a personal trainer, https://www.getvi.com (pre-order). I will probably keep the AirPods and use them more around the office and home.  Its difficult to say yes or no to purchasing the AirPods. I suggest going to the Apple Store and trying them out before you toss $160.00 at Apple. The biggest thing to remember is these headphones are not for everyone and your usage will vary. There is a lot of technology packed into these little pods and that has me excited for generation 2.  

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