Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The tide is high...

Yes, it does bring to mind a certain Blondie song, and it does allude to flooding in the States, but this is a boat house (converted for living accommodation) in Evans Bay.
A much-photographed icon, this is my first image posted from my iPhone 4 (yeah, just before the iPhone 5 hits the shelves!). This was shot with HDR (high dynamic range) set to 'on', which brought in some tone to the sky.
Loving the camera in the new phone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wacky Wellington Weather

We've had an interesting couple of days, with sleet, hail and snow hitting the Capital. This isn't strange for some parts of the country, but Wellington hasn't had this kind of weather for 50 years.
Seeing people step outside to watch snowflakes with a huge smile on their faces is so funny - it's just such an unknown experience for Wellingtonians.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lift or stairs?

In some buildings it's not really an option to take the stairs, but I'm often pleasantly surprised when I do opt to use my legs - many of Wellington's buildings have really attractive stairways.
This shot was tweaked a bit with the app Photoforge2 (detail increased in the shadows and a slight soft focus effect).

Monday, August 8, 2011

...aaaand it's gone

A pretty amazing cloudless day gives way to a pretty amazing cloudless evening. Snowy peaks of the South Island are just visible behind the distant hill line towards the left.

Winter sun

Wellington is having a pretty mild winter so far.... long may it last. I haven't been inspired to shoot much on the iPhone lately, so I decided to take a few snaps while heading down our driveway. Using the Hipstamatic App is kind of frustrating, but it's also interesting in an old-school way - you don't quite know what your image will be like until after you've 'processed' the shot.