Thursday, September 29, 2011

From above

An interesting vase of flowers always makes for a good photographic subject. These peonies were given the classic SX-70 look with Polarize on the iPhone.

Monday, September 26, 2011

mmm... pudding...

When Stephanie couldn't find the right recipe amongst her notes and photocopies out came the iPhone. A quick Google and there was a glorious-sounding sticky date pudding recipe. Yes, an iPad would have been better, but the desert would have tasted the same.
Image cropped and given the 'Helga' treatment in CameraBag app.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Low tide

Another shot taken at Lyall Bay Beach on a calm morning recently. The shot was imported into Cool FX and given a 'bleach warm' effect.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Secret code

I found this message on a local beach - clear enough for any NZ'ers, but probably obscure for any others - "kia kaha AB's" = "forever strong All Blacks".
I edited the shot with Fotoforge - rotated, as I'd held the phone flat to shoot straight down it was in the wrong orientation, and then I gave it the 'gothic' treatment.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Important #11

They're pretty serious about where people park at one of the city churches... that eleventh commandment must be obeyed! They even have a 'smite zone' where you may be struck by lightening for parking there.
This shot was given the 'toy camera' treatment with Camera+.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Blue moon

This shot of the old court building in Wellington shows how well the iPhone 4 handles low-light situations.
The camera has adjusted the white-balance for the tungsten light source of the building, which has caused the colder colour of the moon to shift towards blue.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grab shot

I noticed this guy in the rear vision mirror, seemingly drifting up the road behind me. I grabbed the iPhone & snapped this quick shot of a YikeBike whizzing past ( ).
It'll be interesting to see if they become more popular than the Segway - this one certainly seemed much louder than a Segway.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sign of the times

Wellington has sprouted a new 'Hollywood-style' sign to greet new arrivals to the airport. This one is supposed to be temporary - for the duration of the Rugby World Cup and the debate of the virtues of putting up a 'Wellywood' sign.
While stopped on my scooter to snap this photo, I had two people remark to me that this was better than 'Wellywood'.
Pretty good dynamic range from the iPhone 4 camera, although you probably can't quite make out that the sign is made of corrugated iron.

Country charm

There are still plenty of character-filled buildings up and down New Zealand, playing a part in community life. This lovely old hall is in Ohariu Valley just outside Wellington.
I used the Best Camera app to knock back the colour and give the shot a more timeless feel.