I have been away from this blog for quite some time. I haven’t had the motivation that I had at the start of 2012 when the whole world of iPhoneography was opening up for me. I still followed iPhoneography news, played with new apps when they were released. I looked at some amazing art that came across my screen throughout the year and I honestly think that that was where my problem had it’s start. I was trying to match myself up to everyone else’s standards and I felt (and still do) that my efforts were not as good to stand next to other iPhoneographers work. I was intimidated by standards that I had set up for myself and somehow couldn’t break those barriers to move forward.
As I start into 2013 I realise that I have to be easier on myself and go with the flow and see where I can reach to. See how far my mind and my eye will allow me to extend myself.
With that being said, I have taken some photos this year that I am quite pleased with, but my favourite is this one:
My favourite shot of the year.
This was taken on Boxing Day, and it ignited a spark that I hadn’t really felt since way back earlier in the first half of the year. It felt quite good. It may not pass muster with some, it may have some issues in exposure, but it caught a moment in time when he was full of joy and smiling for all his worth.
I am not going to make promises that I will being posting daily or weekly, but I am determined that I am going to be out more looking for things that are inspiring to me that I think will push me one step further than the last time I took a shot.
Happy New Year to whomever may read this blog. Here’s to 2013.
Until Next Time…
I was going to name this post My Rock, but I am so tired of that cliché. I have so many words in my head to describe my Wife, none of them ever do enough justice to what should be said. Each day she makes sure I am medicated and alive for one more day. Each evening she makes sure that I have everything I need to make it to the next day.
I don’t know why she puts up with my crap half the time… I guess it’s because I make her famous on the Internet..lol.
When she saw this picture she complained that she wasn’t smiling.. to which I replied, “You don’t have to smile for every picture.. This is the Honest Linda. This is the you that deals with day to day life”
Honesty, it’s not about faking a smile just because a camera is pointing at you.
This image was taken this evening in my back garden. The sky has been very changeable most of the day, One period it could be grey and overcast and half an hour later it would be Blue skies all round. As you can see I managed to catch a somewhat billowy period.
I could almost go fly a kite.
Well here I am. After a much extended and unexplainable absence I have a couple of shots of my Nephew who was out enjoying the local Part in the Park last week.
“What’s that funny looking fella pointing a phone at me for?”
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As you may have noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here the past week to ten days. I came down with what I class as possibly the worst cold/flu thing that I have had in a very long time. It completely knocked me for six and took me out of life in general.
This image was shot a while back and I just started playing with it in Snapseed. It was originally taken with Camera+ and I used the Clarify setting to clean up the image before taking it over to Snapseed.
That’s about it for this post. I doubt there will be regular updates for the next few days, I still need to catch up with everything that I usually do online. Hopefully by the start of next week I should be back in the saddle.
Thanks for being patient.
A while ago I was in town and somehow I took a picture of the ground. When I got home and saw this weird shot I just cast it away in my picture dump folder and thought no more of it.
I know the shot was taken with Hipstamatic using the Roboto Glitter Lens and the Claunch 72 Monochrome film… other than that I am at a loss if anything else has been done to the image. I have tested that same set-up and it hasn’t replicated the effect exactly but there is some motion trails.
I must have taken 50 shot’s of Gibson yesterday. With each burst of the camera he got more and more used to posing. When I showed him his face on the phone, his eyes got big, it was like he was thinking.. “OMG He stole my face”
This was taken with Camera+ but it was edited today using a new app to me (although not a new app at all… apparently they have been around a while). I used Lo-Mob. I am always a little wary of “new” apps and like to have a good old play around before I post anything up, but this shot was quite easy to put together and whilst they don’t support High Resolution shots, I quite liked the end result.
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That’s about it. I would have my say on the whole Instagram/Facebook deal, but I don’t really want my blood pressure that high this close to bed time.
We had family around today. I really enjoy these times we get to spend together. Usually it’s a flying visit on the school run or something similar but on special occasions we like to get together and spend more time together.
This is my youngest Nephew Gibson (his Dad is a Guitar player).
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No technical gumph from me today, just the joy of having a good family.