Sunday, April 28, 2013


Looking up at this new building in downtown Wellington reminded me of scenes from the movie Inception.
I've used ProHDR to bring out some shadow detail and used the native photo app to crop the image.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Autumn Light

This image shot in the late afternoon sunlight has been adjusted slightly for contrast and warmth in Camera+.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

On the wall

This piece of art was catching the sunlight in a cafe... yeah, usually good places for a spot of iPhonography.
This shot was imported into the app Camera Awesome and given 'more cowbell'.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


This early morning shot was taken a couple of months ago. I liked the composition, but the lighting was dull, making the image rather flat.
I imported the shot into Camera+ and used the clarity button and vibrance filter.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Zebra Crossing

I visited Wellington Zoo for the first time in a few years and there were quite a few changes since I was last there.
This is on the main pathway into the zoo itself. No edits.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Made For Walkin'

Photographed through a shop window late at night, I imported this image into the Ttv PS app to give it the sort of look it would have through the viewfinder of a medium format camera.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sky, Rock, Flax

This wire-framed shape represents a floating rock next to one of Wellington's tallest buildings. The only way I could get everything in this shot was to use the panorama mode with the phone held sideways.
The on-board processing has done a good job of joining the image together... except for some of the fine detail of the steel cables holding up the rock.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Strange Fruit

The Quince. Does anyone actually go out of their way to buy a quince? Nah, just wait for someone who has a quince tree to get sick of the three things that you can do with a quince.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


As a photographer I'm not generally a fan of putting words over images but there are times when it suits a purpose.
I've used a few apps that do a pretty good job of this so I gave Curved a try - yes, it's claim to fame is adding curved type to an image. There are some background templates available or you can use photos, a selection of typefaces, colours, effects plus shapes for the type to follow.
The app seems pretty good, but some odd things are going on with letter spacing...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Media shift

I've been working my way through the task of transferring all my saved data (mostly work and personal images) from optical media (CDs & DVDs) to hard drives.
With some time to kill in a cafe it was a good opportunity to copy over another wee stack of disks onto a portable drive before making a backup copy on a larger external drive. Some of my CDs are over 10 years old but I've only had a couple of very minor file corruptions.... now, do I throw out all the old disks, or keep them as extra backups...?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sunnies On

A shelf of salt & pepper shakers catching the last rays of afternoon sun.
The image was imported into ProCamera app and had the 'sunburn' filter added.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Season change

There's been a swing towards Autumn in the last few days... a spot of Instagram seems appropriate.

Monday, April 1, 2013

On the rocks

A classic drink on a vintage tray. Looking through one of my folders of photography apps, I decided to use an app I haven't used for a long time - Edwin. It has a range of old-school edge effects and some filter treatments.