Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rockin' Roxy

Miramar has been graced with a rather stunning movie theatre - totally revamped from when it last ran flicks about 50 years ago.
The opening tonight was a glittering affair with vintage cars and beautifully dressed guests - so I gave this shot a bit of an olde worlde look with Camera+.

Jeepers Creepers

After huge anticipation the parcel was delivered, labeled simply "black suede/cheetah fur". Oh, yeah, one very happy daughter now walking 2 inches taller.
This shot was given the cartoon treatment with an app called Halftone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quatro verde

I haven't used some of the multi-image apps I have on the iPhone for quite a while so I wandered up to the herb garden for a study in green.
This image was shot with the app Molopix. There are options for style of layout, whether it shoots each frame automatically or manually, and whether it puts a white or black border around the images... but that's about all it does.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Playing for real

I spent a very enjoyable day at a shooting range in the Wairarapa on Saturday. There was a competition on for people involved in Cowboy Action Shooting, so I took my 'proper' camera along to try and get an image for my portfolio.
These cowboys and cowgirls dress up in 'wild west' outfits and use firearms of that era in shooting stages that have a feel of a Clint Eastwood movie. The guns are all real .45's or .44-40's etc., but are mostly modern reproductions.
For this image I used Camera+ to lighten the shadows, add a warmth to the colour, crop the shot and put a border around it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big moon arisin'

After helping our daughter move in to a tidy wee Newtown flat, I took a moment to capture the scene lit by lunar glow. Apparently the moon was closer to the Earth last night than it has been for decades - rather a nice show.
I resisted the temptation to edit this too heavily, but just cropped it with Photoshop Express.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Early rays

While photographing a racing yacht I ended up being at a local beach, strangely, before breakfast.
A chance to shoot a few pics with the iPhone and then try the new photo sharing app Instagram that all the cool kids are using. It has some good looking preset filters with funky names... but is very geared towards sharing your images with the Instagram community....which I am now part of...

Monday, March 7, 2011

High times

Coincidently I've been working on two assignments recently that have involved cranes. The first was photographing the changing of signage on a very tall building and the second was a round-the-world race yacht having it's broken mast removed.
This was the crane that was used to lift the mast onto dry land - I used a filter called 'Ansel' in Camera+ which converted the shot to black & white, and then I used a slider to put some colour back into the image.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue skies

This shot was taken while clambering around some buildings looking for a vantage point to set up my main camera. The simple blue/white/grey colour palette appealed to me, so I just cropped it to a square with Photoshop Express and uploaded it here.