Friday, July 30, 2010

No mail today

Yeah, I still check for real old-fashioned printed mail every now & then. Yesterday there was a fire service call out at the building where the Post Office is, so they weren't letting anyone check their mailboxes.
I used the 'miniaturize' filter in the Camera+ app.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What rubbish!

No, not in the bins - the fact that I got a parking ticket for leaving my scooter on the footpath - that's rubbish.
Well, technically I shouldn't have done it, but these bins were taking up a lot more pedestrian room than my little scooter. I took a couple of snaps on the iPhone & sent them in with a pleading letter to be excused of my heinous crime. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Feeling blue

So, with a bit of help from the Hipstamatic app this bare oak tree with a grey sky manages to take on a feeling of grungy, wintry ambience. There are a variety of effects and edge treatments within the app, and the ability to purchase further options if the included ones don't float your boat. The only downside to this app is that it doesn't work with images in the iPhone album (as at version 160), so you have to shoot with the effects enabled & hope you like the shots. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arty installation

These rather aeronautical structures are the fourth in a series of kinetic art to be installed along the route to Wellington's airport.
The app de jour is a 'high dynamic range' app to help deal with the contrast between bright & dark areas.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seaside kitsch

There's a man with a passion for shells and outdoor decorating who lives in Scorching Bay....and he's not afraid to combine his hobbies. This is a small part of his shell-encrusted mosaic which I've given a bit of treatment to - using my new favourite iPhone app, Camera+. It's a nicely designed app that will add a variety of effects, cropping & borders to your images.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Helps to pasta time

It's pretty cool fun to make sheets of pasta starting with just flour & eggs - great to eat it too!
This shot was worked on slightly with the mobile Photoshop app - increased brightness a little, and added an edge blur.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Winter Promenade

Great to see the long-lost sun. No matter what the weather, there are
always some interesting people on Oriental Parade.
This shot has been cropped, converted to soft black & white, and given
a border with the Photoshop app.