You see them everyday. Do you ever really take notice of how long they have been there. You can tell by looking at the gnarled and twisted branches on this tree that it has been here for over a hundred years.
This is a fairly close up shot of a small section of the tree. It should be noted that this is about 4/5′s of the way up the tree and the drop down to ground level is at least thirty feet.
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Taken with a Fuji JX400 and resized and farted about with in Photoshop.
As we were heading back to the train station I happened to stop and look up a small side street. I hadn’t noticed it as I walked up the main high street. It must have been some kind of photographic fate that made me stop and look.
This isn’t a great shot.. it’s not straight for a start and I am unsure how to get it level. But I have cropped it a little to try and balance it out a little and I added the black border in Photoshop.
For a change I am posting an image taken using my Point and Shoot Fuji JX400. This is really the first chance I have had to get out and use this properly. I wouldn’t have used it as much this time out if my iPhone hadn’t malfunctioned half way through my trip out. I am glad I had this opportunity. I plan on using it more now that I know it’s possible to get good pictures with it.. Well I think they are good.. I am sure anyone with half an ounce of Photographic knowledge would be able to pick a hole the size of the Dartford Tunnel through this image.
It started out as a colour image but I wanted to see what it looked like as Black and White. So I made the alteration in Photoshop and tweaked the contrast a little and as I said, I think it came out quite nicely.
Whilst I was playing with this image in Snapseed, I was reminded of the Bruce Springsteen song Empty Sky from the album The Rising. The song is essentially a recollection of his life on that September morning in 2001.
This image was taken with Camera+ and as I mentioned was fudged with in Snapseed. I had to take out some of the noise in PhotoShop but that is all the outside help that has been done.
Recolections of September 2001.
Here is an acoustic version of Empty Sky by Bruce Springsteen.
This is an image I have used as one of my headers on the site (refresh a couple of times you’ll see it.) I start out by playing around in Snapseed (I got it as a free download over New Years) and it’s an immense tool that is not so easy to get accurate reading from on a 3GS resolution. Maybe when I upgrade later in the year it will be more useful. The image I got from Snapseed was interesting if not VERY noisy, so I took it over to my desktop version of PhotoShop and toned the noise down a little and smoothed it out. So whilst not a TOTALLY iPhone image it has more facets of iPhoneography than not.