Saturday, March 30, 2013

Market Day

Shopping for veges is always a good time to shoot a few photos on the iPhone. These shots were edited together in an app called PhotoGridPro.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday for baking

An Easter weekend treat - crunchy-top lemon loaf - fresh out of the oven.
I usually decide how to treat a photo after it's been shot, but this time I used the app Instagram to actually take the shot - composing in a square format is quite enjoyable.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jonathan Livingston

Another view of the kinetic sculptures along Evans Bay - put through my old faithful formula of using 'clarity' and 'so emo' in the app Camera+.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

One for Robert C

The views from 'The Heights' at twilight can be quite spectacular on a good evening.
Another occasion to bust out the panorama mode on the iPhone.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heading for the light

There's always something going on at the airport. I'd stopped in on this occasion to view a photographic exhibition... and take a few photos with the iPhone.
I grabbed a free app called photo editor so I could retouch out a distracting piece of rubbish that was on the floor. The app has just turned it into a darker fuzzy blob (below the man on the left), and I also used the app to convert the image to black and white.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fish & ?

Have heard good things about the fare from here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Glitzy premiere

The screening of a short film I'd worked on was held at a rather swanky local theatre.
This shot was captured at 800 ISO and given a bit of Camera+ treatment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Suburban Retreat

Probably a student flat - they tend to be the only places that end up with couches on verandahs.
The image looked fine as it was but I decided to give it a retro look with Camera+.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Waterside Festivities

As part of Wellington's Summer City events there was an Asian Festival being run along the waterfront. Some of the food stalls were extremely popular with queues winding along the wharf.
I used the app Over to place the type onto this shot - it seems to have a good range of fonts available.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fleeting Visit

Another Monarch on a popular plant in our garden. These visitors will be becoming less frequent as the days are getting cooler, but whenever I watch one it seems to remind of perfect summer days.
Cropped, processed and framed with Snapseed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Growing Strange

I noticed this tree in the grounds of the old Porirua Hospital. The lighting wasn't very interesting so I thought I'd grab a shot on the iPhone as a visual note to go back another time... but decided to post it here anyway - with a bit of Camera Awesome treatment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Information Mining

Digital photography is great for many reasons, not least of which is the array of metadata that's stored away with each image.
I've got a few apps which will reveal the background data of photos, this is a screenshot of a photo being viewed in Camera+ - showing all sorts of info, like aperture, shutter speed, ISO rating, file size, time and date of capture, which filters have been used, and because of the GPS tagging that goes on - you can view where the shot was taken.

Monday, March 11, 2013


A recent addition to Wellington's airport to recognise the premiere of The Hobbit movie.
The shot was enhanced somewhat in Camera+.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kitchen Prep

Celery and red peppers ready for adding to the pot.
Cropped and given a slight tweak with the app 'qbro'.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Amber Glow

A local craft beer sitting in the evening light... when you spot some nice lighting always reach for a camera... and if that camera happens to be a phone, so be it...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beach Shack

A great place to hang out - whatever the weather.
I decided to run this shot through Instagram (the Mayfair filter).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Lovely old weathered planks often make for interesting photographs. These ones lead up to jetty beside a river and had one or two early autumn leaves scattered on them.
Enhanced a little with Camera+.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Summer flutter

I sometimes think that I should join the Instagrammers of the world and keep using the app for everything that I shoot... but then I think 'no, I like the variety of apps available' - so I just use it now and then.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Above and Below

I didn't need to use a fancy underwater rig to shoot this - it was a viewing window at a trout hatchery.
I processed the shot with an app called HDR FX Pro to help balance the exposure of plants and water.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

From above

This could be an aerial shot of earth or an ultra close-up of something organic... but it's an image of a geothermal pool with various types of algae, taken from about 2 metres.
The original was a little flat looking, but once I applied the clarity filter from Camera+ it came alive with more saturation and contrast.

Skyfall (the time lapse)

First rule of shooting a long time lapse sequence: make sure you have enough space on the memory card... Second rule: have plenty of battery power.
While shooting a time lapse of this sunset I ran out of space on the memory card and the battery in the camera was just about flat.
Yeah, I should have just used the iPhone...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Like a duck to...?

This was quite a pretty image without any editing, but after running it through Camera Awesome it looks old-school and a bit mysterious.
I used the preset called 'More Wang' plus a border filter.