Friday, January 27, 2012

The party's over...

After a fun-filled week in Golden Bay, South Island, the family and I returned to Wellington on the evening ferry.
This shot, as we were about to leave Marlborough Sounds was treated with a 'spot' filter in the app RetroGram.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Get the message!

The Mussel Inn near Takaka does a good chowder, but if you yak on your phone it may get nailed to the post.
This shot was very pink from the sunlight coming through a red sunshade do I converted it to black & white using Photo fx.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Make my day

Cruising around the remote upper South Island we had a moment of excitement when spotting this classy caravan of caffeine consumption.
It's been parked up at various events and locations around Wellington for a few years so it was a complete surprise to see it at Collingwood... but wonderful to get a sublime coffee fix (of Sublime Coffee).
** also shown in the 'Frametastic' posting.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo safari

Using the app Frametastic I grabbed a few images from my photo-wandering today.
Although the iPhone screen tends to pick up unwanted reflections in the sun, as long as the brightness is up high enough the screen makes a surprisingly good viewfinder for general photography.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photo with flare

I thought this hanging shell ornament in the setting sun was bound to make an interesting image.
This hasn't been edited at all, the iPhone 4 has a tendency to flare quite strongly with a light source in the frame but this time the flare has taken on a flower-like pattern.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day trippin'

Dropped off the scooter for a service in town so hopped on the bus home.
Kinda liked the colours and composition of this, so no editing at all.

Acting cool

"Go ahead.... make my day" - this guy was taunting the poor mouse - pretending to take no notice, but pouncing as soon as it moved away.
Cropped and graduated with PhotoForge2.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Summer in the city

Trying out yet another app on the iPhone - 'Frametastic'.
There are a few options of layout, frame colour, shape & background, plus it allows you to organise a printed card to be posted (very old-school).

Monday, January 9, 2012

On the red carpet...

The local 'Christmas Trees' are shedding their decorative crimson flowers and colouring much of the landscape beneath.
I ran this image through one of my old stand-by editing apps - The Best Camera.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Ah, holiday spirit on the streets of Wellington.
This image didn't really need any treatment, but I imported it into Snapseed and tweaked it with a couple of filters and a border.... just cos'.

The party's just begun...

So we've had Christmas and we've had New Year's Eve - time to crack into a brand new calendar/diary/notebook and take down the decorations. Exciting.
This shot was cropped and given a bit of 'fill flash' with the Camera + app.