Easter and your iPhone

In today’s post, I wanted to experiment on what can be done by using a Smart phone for images. So for Easter and your iPhone how do they cross paths? I was amazed at how good my iPhone 5C, iPhone6 and iPhone 7 was for photos.

Add the power of WordPress to manipulate them, you can have new images up on your site quickly. Depending on the quality of the images for your subject, you may need to use a real camera. However, using a real camera you typically would need to edit them in a software suite like Photoshop. The biggest issue will be the file size of each photo. To have a fast and effective web site, you need small file sizes for performance on both mobile and PC’s. I will post later, on how to use WordPress to edit your photos. This is just a start of that conversation.

Onto the subject at hand… Spring time is back and looking forward to a warmer climate. To start off Spring, comes one of the best holidays of the year- Easter. We like to eat boiled eggs in our house, so this is just a good excuse to cook up some eggs and get them ready for Easter. Our three year old (reflecting on last year) has been getting excited as we talked about dyeing them. Then if you add that she is a huge Angry Birds fan… well…it goes on and on (for hours)!

Recipe – get the eggs ready

  1. Place the eggs at the bottom of a saucepan or pot. Some directions for boiling eggs say to add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water to help keep egg whites from running out of cracked eggs. Also adding 1 or 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water helps prevent cracking and the eggs will be easier to peel. I add the salt as it does seem to help the flavor. 2. Cover the eggs with at least an inch or two of cold water. Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full boil. let the water boil for 10 minutes.
Easter and your iPhone how to boil eggs
Boiling eggs – Photo notes: taken with iPhone 5C original size was 2.1MB WordPress reduced to 133KB
  1. Turn off the heat and let them sit for 5 additional minutes. 4. Remove the Pan from the stove and place it in your sink, turn on cold water for 3 minutes until the pan cools down. This will help the eggs harden and get them ready to dye. Dry them off and you are ready to eat or dye them.
Easter and your iPhone Hard Boil Eggs cooling
Eggs in the sink – Photo notes: taken with iPhone 5C original size was 2.3MB WordPress reduced to 120KB

 

To dye or not to dye, that is the question.

5. Dyed eggs are a big part of this holiday and it is not just for kids, I enjoy them too! A simple project and time with our girls to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Find some cups you can use for the dye, and add in roughly a cup of vinegar and add color dye. This will give the eggs a more vibrant color vs. just using water.

Egg Dye PAAS
Cups with PAAS dye – Photo notes: taken with iPhone 5C original size was 2.13MB WordPress reduced to 130KB
  1. If you have a PAAS kit you can use many of their utensils to dye the eggs. We also used a dozen of fake eggs to keep them around and outside of the refrigerator. *Keep in mind your boiled eggs will be good for 5 days in the fridge – and only hours outside of it.

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