Thursday, June 30, 2011

Work THIS out

This Rubiks Cube is hanging near a couple of art galleries in Auckland. A cool and bold sculpture that's about 1 & half metres across.
I gave this image a bit of a treatment with one of the dozen or so photo apps on my phone... but I can't remember which app I used!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Clinging on

The last few remaining leaves are hanging in there on our oak tree. I think they've usually all fallen by now, but we haven't had a windy winter so far.
I haven't used the Instagram app for quite a while, so that was the one I chose for this image. This was treated with the 'lomofi' filter.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Morning clean-up...

 A damp Monday morning in Parnell, Auckland, has a feeling of "goodbye weekend, here's a fresh start to the week".
This was shot with the Hipstamatic app, but it took me about 6 shots to get the framing I wanted - the tiny viewfinder just doesn't correspond to the image captured. Maybe there's an option to fix that... or maybe it's about creating art..?!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crazy lights

While in town one evening recently, I decided to try out one of those apps that I thought sounded useful, but had tucked away in a folder on the iPhone and not got around to using.
Called Slowshutter, it gives the 'effect' of using a slow shutter speed on a regular camera (something the standard software doesn't do). It seems to work as it should and combined with the rainbow effect from the Adobe Photoshop app it ended up looking pretty much like this...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Early birds

A beautiful morning on the harbour. Seagulls on Seatoun Wharf given a bit of treatment in the multi-faceted image app Fotoforge2.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cafe cool

There's a great little cafe in Wellington that is just that extra bit cool for using an iPad as their cash register.
As you can see, they haven't changed to an iPad 2 yet - I guess they'd need to also change their stylish mounting bracket. It seems that transactions are being wirelessly transmitted to a server and I suppose they plug in a charging cable occasionally (there's space between the bracket on the right) . Nice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The round house

Had a great drive through some rolling green countryside and ended up at a classic coastal lighthouse at sunset. This is Cape Palliser lighthouse in the Wairarapa, perched up 250 steps (gasp...) on a cliff above some fairly hostile waters.
This shot was given the 'Lolo' treatment in the app Camerabag.