I am unsure about this image. I mean I like it (I wouldn’t put it up here if I didn’t). There is something just “off centre” about it for me.
The original image was taken with the Native Camera App with an 8x Telephoto lens attached and then I layered it up in Fotomuse. It’s the first time I have seriously played with it and this is the result of about 40 minutes playing with different settings on the same image.
Sat having coffee playing with the new Telephoto lens that had arrived the day before yesterday and I took a test shot of the Archway that stands over the path that leads to the Methodist Church in town. I hadn’t set anything up by way of Lens and Film choice in Hipstamatic, these settings were probably left from the previous shots I had taken.
Taken with Hipstamatic using Chunky Lens, BlacKeys SuperGrain Film
To start off with I have NO IDEA who Nelly is.. none whatsoever.
Now on to this here image. I can honestly say, that after 2 years of playing around with an iPhone Camera I finally took a picture that I am actually impressed that it came from my camera. I know this may sound very egotistical, but this is an image I would expect from someone who has has PROPER training in Photography. Having said that I am almost positive that this is a fluke of a shot, and when I go out next I will take 30 or 40 duff shots and have absolutely nothing to post. Also, I have Hipstamatic to thank for 75% of the shot… basically, it was just an opportune moment that I acted on. Which ever way you look at it, I am glad I took a chance.
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Taken with Hipstamatic using Melodie Lens and Blanko Film.
As I mentioned the other day, most of the pictures I took on my little sojourn to London were taken from the inside of a car whilst driving. One of the hazards of this way of shooting is that images can often not be straight.
Once I got home and took a closer look at this picture it looked more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. So I set out to fix it. Luckily for me, I already had the tools to fix the problem in the form of Snapseed. I had fiddled with it before but hadn’t actually used it to achieve an end result. It took some practice as I found the adjustment process a little sensitive. I am hoping that when I actually get around to getting the Desktop version of Snapseed that it will become a little easier to control.
Anywho, this image as with 99.9% of the images I took on Monday was taken with the Native Camera App and has been post processed by using Snapseed.
As we were driving through London yesterday I started noticing little things that normally would have just passed me by as I ignored the world passing by. With my iPhone in my hand just looking out of the window I became aware of the small stuff that had been there for years and years and probably goes unnoticed by the hundreds of people passing by each day.
I saw the carving in the archway and for a second it sprang to my mind that it looked kind of like Peter Jacksons version of the Tree-Ents from Lord of the Rings. Once I got home and transferred the images to my computer to take a larger look at what I would use for this blog, it struck me that that first impression was more accurate than I first thought.
I had cause to be in London for a couple of hours today. Whilst I didn’t actually get to get out of the car and have a good walk around I did manage to get some half decent pictures.
This one is of the London Eye. It’s become a familiar sight in London just like Big Ben, The Houses Of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. For New Years celebrations they make full use of it by turning it into one big Firework show. It’s quite special.
I used the Native Camera App and tarted it up a bit in Snapseed.
Seeing as I lost an hour of sleep last night I am denying Springs existence today. Yes this tree branch is budding as it should but I HATE losing sleep (being an insomniac is hellish ya know.) So I sucked all the colour out of this and pinholed it using Infinicam (they make the great app CameraBag)
The original image was taken using Camera+.
On a different note, I am going to be spending some time over the next few days adding a few posts and pages to the site to highlight some of my favourite apps and maybe some of the different photographers I have come across since I began this iteration of Spnak. I think I need to get more content than just one picture a day. Onwards and Upwards as they say
I am surprised at the silly little things I see dotted around town.
Take ol Chef here. He isn’t on a street, he is hidden up a little side alley where you would miss him if you weren’t just passing by.
Anywho today’s image is messed with with ScratchyCam FX which I just got as it was on special offer for a limited period. check it out if you don’t have it. Try not to take my effort into account, this one was done as a personal retro thing as a reminder of what I used to do when I first started messing with graphics in PaintShop Pro way back 12/13 years ago. Ahhh those were the days.