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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.
Nik Sofware announced yesterday that they had made their Windows Desktop app available on a 15 day trial. Having been curious about the desktop version but a little wary after trying Camerabag out, I jumped at the chance to test drive the app before I slapped down my cash for the app. Needless to say I am impressed and I will most definitely be buying the programme.
Here is a shot I took in Canterbury a couple of months ago that I thought was a bust due to crappy lighting.
I had tried ACDSee Flash but it didn’t cut the mustard on this one for some reason. So I was most surprised to find Snapseed (with only 10 minutes playing produced this. I will admit I went a little heavy on some of the Detail settings that has led to some Posterizing but overall with some more practice I think I will be able to create some good stuff just like I feel I have with the iOs app.
I will do a fuller review once I get some new images to play with.. I have quite a bit to say about this app.
I am amazed that anything within 500 metres of me grows naturally. I have to be the worlds worst gardener. I cut the grass 3 times last summer and half of it died in the Autumn and Winter. I am hoping that it will green up again once the weather starts deciding what it wants to do on a more permanent basis than half hour to half hour.
I was somewhat surprised to see this afternoon that the tree that last year looked anaemic and stick like until at least the end of May beginning of June, this year has started to bloom at the end of March and now looks full of the joys of Spring.
This was taken with Camera+ and then ported over to Snapseed and then back to Camera+ to have the matt Boarder put on the image.
I know I just raved about the joys of Spring, but the atmosphere outside today is decidedly grim. I wanted to amp that feeling up to show some contrast about the changeable weather and conditions we have been having this year so far. It’s crazy that up in Scotland last week there were 30 degree Celsius temperatures and last night 6 inches of snow fell in the same area and it looks like mid January.
I love how my iPhone can make the area I live in look 100% more dramatic and interesting than it really is. These are the images I get from films and books.. maybe my imagination is just built in a more dramatic way.
This was taken using Camera+ and Drama’d up in Snapseed.
This is definitely the last image I will post from my last trip to London.
I don’t want to appear vague, but I have no idea where about in London this was taken or which building it is from. I just saw it and shot two or three images as we whizzed past.
This was taken using the Native Camera App, was brightened up with AcDsee’s Camera Flash and tweaked in Snapseed.
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.
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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.
A night in front of some great British Horror sounds like a good plan to me.
This was taken with 6×6 and grooved up with Snapseed.
Remember I mentioned that daffodil in my garden back in this post – well here is said flower.
I just did the update to Camera+ version 3 and I wanted to give it a little bit of a trial run. It’s not to bad. It’s a little sticky here and there, but I am guessing that could be down to the lack of memory in a 3GS. Hopefully once I get to upgrade (soon my pretties… soon) I’ll notice a lot smoother UI. I also played around in Snapseed with this one.. just to add a little drama and burring.
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