Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fresh as, bro'

If you can't catch your own fish the next best thing is to get some from the boys selling straight off the back of their boat in Chaffers Mariner.
I used a filter called Otherworldly Glow in the app Simply HDR - giving this shot the look of a hyper-real painting.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The eyes have it

Yet another app to play with... Cinemagram - this app helps to make the creation of cinemagraphs an easy task. Essentially this is an animated gif where only part of the overall frame is moving. 
This was my second attempt at creating a cinemagraph and it won't be my last

Thursday, February 23, 2012

City view

Wellington, like many cities I guess, can take on different personas (personii) depending on where you direct your gaze, or iPhone.
I ran this image through an app called Simply HDR (which extends the details in the different tones) and also cloned out some distracting elements with another app called Retouch.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Into the light

A late afternoon scene that tests the quality of the iPhone 4 camera. I have noticed that it can produce some odd-looking red lens flare in harsh situations similar to this - I guess it depends on the contrast range of the scene - this scene was captured with a natural look.
When this was taken I also shot an in-camera HDR frame but it had a very muddy surreal look to it - so here's the unedited image.

Monday, February 13, 2012

On the road...

Snapped out the window during a trip north (no, I wasn't driving) this scene shows some effects of the iPhone's 'rolling shutter'. The upright post on the left has been captured as leaning due to the progressive way the scene is saved during exposure.
Cropped and 'clarified' with Camera+.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Our daughter has just started photography class at high school and unlike her older sister, she will be using a digital camera. I think they may have boarded up the darkrooms...
This shot of Victoria holding her camera was taken on my camera and then photographed with the iPhone. It was then adjusted with Photogene2 - a rather clever app that I got specifically to add information into the metadata of my photos.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bugging out

I don't know whether this VW owner was actually packed for a sporty weekend away or whether they just loaded it up with things as props, but it looked pretty good.
Tweaked in PhotoForge 2.