Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cruise Season

Cruise ships have been coming and going in Wellington harbour for quite a few weeks now, generally for only a night or two.
This ship was leaving on a beautiful evening and gave a long blast on the fog horn just after the shot was taken.
I edited this in the native photo app - cropped and auto-enhanced.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Honey on Ice

The instructions from our generous friends were to put this bottle on ice. The bourbon- based liqueur got thick and syrupy but didn't freeze.... very smooth...
Once again I used the Camera+ app to add a bit of drama to the shot.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Before & After

Once again the power of the iPhone to make a quick and effective edit to an image impresses me.
This shot in difficult lighting was imported into Camera+ and treated with the Clarity and Sunkissed filters.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Morning Light

Early morning is generally a great time to shoot photos as the contrast level is usually not too high. The flaring in a shot like tends to add to the mood of the image. No editing.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yellow Terror

Vespa = wasp. Some very nice detailing on this 300cc GTS Supersport.
I imported this shot into an app called TtV PS.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Snacking at the local Mexican restaurant it was a good time to compare the camera in the iPhone 5 with a friend's iPhone 4. This sort of situation suited the new phone's ability to shoot at ISO 3200.... no contest.
Processed in the Best Camera app.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Morning Walk

A glorious morning in Wellington and all along the waterfront people walking, running, cycling or scooting... I feel a bit of an outsider to all this feverish activity.
No editing on this shot.

Monday, February 18, 2013


The doberman pinscher at the end of the driveway was looking like he was prepared to follow through with the promise of helping out anyone who was wanting to find out the answer to this.
The image was converted to black and white in Camera Awesome.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Comfy Spot

A great place to relax with a beverage - the Grand Lobby at The Roxy Cinema.
This shot was edited slightly in Camera+.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Good Day on the Bay

Oriental Bay is always a great place to hang out over summer... young or old, there's always something to do there.
These 3 shots were combined with the Mixel app.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Part Deux

Another image from yesterday (Valentines Day) - the barista mentioned that he'd only just learned to pour a good 'heart' into the crema.
Edited with Instagram.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Personal message

A timely (and uniquely spelt) message left for Brit in Mt Cook today.
I used the good old Best Camera app to alter the image slightly.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Harbour Skies

Another twilight view over Wellington harbour from Seatoun Heights... or Upper Miramar... depending on which real estate agent you listen to.
Cropped with the Apple native photos app.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yes, we have some

Down at the local markets again.
This shot was cropped & enhanced with an app called qbro.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Who are you calling a geek?

I suppose it's better than being called a nerd...?!
Camera + app.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Glitch in the system

I was missing a few of the clever system tweaks that I had applied to my earlier iPhones after Jailbreaking them, so when the recent Evasi0n software became available I decided to try it.
Things have been running very well generally - the 5 hasn't become sluggish or glitchy... until today I had this odd keyboard anomaly (oh, and the stock weather app keeps crashing... not a biggy).
I think this 'blackout' was due to a hack I'd installed that altered the keyboard to display lower- case letters when appropriate (not a standard feature). After a restart everything seems fine now.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Looking South

Another lovely evening in the Capital and a good time to go for a walk with the iPhone.
No editing at all on this 'magic hour' shot.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hello Handsome

This guy (or gal) was under some timber I was moving and in danger of being squashed so I moved it to some foliage. Of course I grabbed the iPhone for a few photos before it walked off.
This shot was imported into Camera+ and cropped, clarified and given the 'depth of field' look.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

All sauce & no chips..

I wasn't quick enough to grab a shot while there were still hot chips in the bowl!
Given the 'lo-fi' filter treatment with Instagram.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Greek Isles

OK, no, not really. This is Wellington's Worser Bay and it only kind-of reminded me of Greece once I put a 'warming up' filter on the photo with the app Camera Awesome.
Maybe that old jetty structure could be part of Atlantis, maybe...?

Monday, February 4, 2013

This Way

Yep, the bus does go around a corner there...
After trying a few of the filters in the Camerabag app I decided on a basic black & white treatment.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cuba View

I seem to have ended up in one of my favourite cafe's again - El Matador on Cuba St. Last time I was here I sat outside and took a shot of the red couches they had in their outdoor searing area, this time the front window gave amusing views of Sevens rugby fans in their costumes.
The photo was given a selective focus effect with the app Tilt Shift.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

To Market

Newtown Market on a Saturday morning is always a busy place, but mostly in the fruit & vege section. This area off to one side was a little quieter.
Snapseed was used to edit this photo - I cropped it and altered the saturation.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Twilight Invasion

Another late evening shot, this time of the signage outside The Weta Cave. A movie buff destination in the heart of Peter Jackson's film empire.
Although it didn't really alter much to the image, I did make a couple of adjustments in Camera+... just to help contrast and saturation.

Newtown Splendour

This old shop/house at the South end of Newtown has probably been home to many people and many businesses over the years.
The photo was cropped and given a 'viewfinder' border with the app Camera Awesome.