Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fishing Village

Driving past Island Bay at sunset it's always hard to resist capturing the scene. On this occasion I only had the iPhone with me, so grabbed a few shots and later worked on this one with the app 'Cool FX'.

Friday, December 24, 2010

'twas the day before Christmas

and all through the town there were buskers and shoppers scurrying around. The air was swirling with bright red pohutukawa needles and the sound of ringing cash registers.... aaah, Christmas in the city.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Street Decoration

Yeah, the Kiwi Christmas Tree is really starting to flourish around Wellington. They seem to be flowering a bit later than usual, which is supposed to indicate a short summer... lucky I'm not superstitious.
I used Camera+ on this image (once again) - cropped to a square, black border and a slight colour boost.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

'Tis the Season

Things are definitely taking on a Yuletide feel in Middle Earth. This rather grand tree is in a private backyard.... but the private backyard of Peter Jackson's house!
The 'aurora' look has been caused by a manipulation called 'Purple Haze'.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Au Naturel

There's something wonderfully textural and refreshing about back-lit leaves. I tried a few adjustments on this image but decided that it looked better just as the iPhone captured it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Life's a...

I think we Wellingtonian's have reached the conclusion that summer has arrived. Barbies are being lit, festive decorations are being strung, and beaches are the place to be.
This shot has been given the lens tilt effect with an app called 'Tilt Shift'.