Monday, June 28, 2010

Life Pods

I hadn't noticed the fairly unique look of this apartment building
until recently. From most angles it looks like a normal city block,
but from this particular angle it seems to separate the balconies into
a whole lot of cubes.
Unlike Auckland, the Wellington building code doesn't place a minimum
size restriction on city apartments - shoeboxes are OK.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

When will it end?

OK, so I may have a compulsion to keep trying different photo apps,
but there are people out there continuing to feed my addiction.
I've used a couple of different HDR (high dynamic range) apps that
combine (hopefully) the best elements of 2 exposures of the same scene
(a light exposure & a darker exposure).
I ended up with an extra piece of clothes line in this HDR shot, so I
tried out an app called Retouch to get rid of it.
Pretty amazing really when you think that all this is being done on a
There are some very clever people out there

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Life Saver

I finally had a chance to visit the newly refurbished Maranui Cafe (in
the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving clubrooms), that was damaged by fire
some time ago.
Great to see that it's just as funky as ever & full of classic touches
- from the bottles of Foxton Fizz, to the milkshake machines, and what
is probably Watties tomato sauce in the squeezy bottles.
No editing/retouching at all this time (I just focused the iPhone on
the foreground area to lift the overall exposure).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Here we go again....

So, this morning Apple announced their next-gen device - of course,
very nice & highly desirable... will I be able to resist it's allure?
My current 3Gs iPhone is working extremely well...but the new camera
sensor & the high resolution screen will probably be enough to turn my
head...sigh... I do love a multi-function gadget that works well,
makes my life better, & will clean up oil spills!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Harbour Capital

A different mood displayed by Wellington during another weekend stroll
with the iPhone.
I often do a bit of image enhancing by using 2 apps on an image, but
this time I decided to use 3 - True HDR, Photoshop and Best Camera.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hazy, lazy days

This was shot a few weeks ago, during a spell of settled autumn
weather ...lately winter has hit with a vengence.
For those interested ....anyone .....anyone ....Bueller...?
This shot had saturation, exposure & 'soft focus' adjusted in the
Photoshop app & then a graduated filter applied in Photo fx.