A flower falls, even though we love it.
I hate to be that guy, but I’ve never been a fan of this holiday. Probably because I spent too many of them alone. Shrug.
I’ll probably be spending the day eating junk food and doing something artsy to express myself.
I hope you have someone special to share it with. Don’t forget to spread the love and let your single friends know you love and appreciate them too.
This hyacinth was shot with ProShot and edited with Snapseed and iColorama. Then I used artista Impresso for the painterly look.
Is it the thing thats beautiful, or how we perceive it?
I’m sure most of you know the answer. For those that haven’t thought about this before, its a good question to ponder.
I got dragged to the dollar store the other day. Thats a place that you’d be hard pressed to find something inherently beautiful. Near the checkout, I saw a bunch of cheap fake flowers and thought I could create something pretty. My girlfriend looked at me like I was crazy to even try, but I knew a painterly app would make it so you couldn’t tell the flowers were fake.
I used the native camera app to take the photo and then processed the image with artista impresso.
While cruising around the Applegate recently, we stopped at Wooldridge winery, because you have to stop at a few wineries, if you’re in wine country. I didn’t care for the wine, and it was a strange crowd. I don’t know if its because this is Oregon, or because there was some bluegrass/country band playing live music. And there were dogs all over the place. Some were running loose, and a few were on leash. It wasn’t the winery experience I’m used to.
I made the most of my visit, when I saw bouqets of dead flowers for sale. Whoever put them together had a good understanding of color theory. The colors and textures worked very well together.
I shot this one with my iPhone a couple weekends ago in Big Sur, CA. There were many calla lilies growing in the wild, but this one caught my attention. I immediately noticed that the quality of light hitting the flower, along with the lack of light on the stuff behind it, was going to give me something special. I knew right away that this was going to be a low key type of edit, and I’m happy with how it turned out.
I used Snapseed and Romantic Photo on the edit. Then I used ImageBlender to reduce the opacity of the Romatic Photo filter because there was a little too much glow for my taste.
2014 –> 2015
I was hoping to ask you all some questions at the end of 2014, but I think we were all focused on the holidays, because my first post (since removed) was mostly ignored. Anyways, lets try this again!
I thought it would be useful for us to reflect on 2014 and share what the best iPhone photography tip was that you received. Was it something to do with editing? Shooting? Experimenting? Let me know in the comments.
Also, what is it that you want to learn about photography or iPhone photography this year? What are your photography goals for 2015? How can I help you reach them?
I’m going to have a few new avenues for teaching you this year. Stay tuned!
I haven’t been feeling well for a few days now. Somehow, I got a bad sinus infection, without even being sick. It was bad enough to make me consider paying a friend to smother me in my sleep. Needless to say, I haven’t been out shooting, or editing any of the 2000 images on my iPhone.
This morning, I found this shot from Cohasset, Massachusetts, and did a quick Snapseed edit. It was a pretty good exposure, thanks to the even lighting, so it didn’t need much done to it. I brightened it slightly, added some ambiance, and a touch more saturation.
Tomorrow, I’ll share another Nikon shot from Acadia, along with a photoshop action I made to create a painterly effect. So, if you like free actions, be sure to check back tomorrow.
These bushes were in full bloom at my parent’s house this weekend. I liked the way these flowers lined up to create an s curve.
I was able to test out the car mount for the selfy case on the long, boring drive, from the bay area to the central coast. I think it will take a little getting used to. So far, it has been fine. I don’t know that its made my life any easier, but I haven’t used it for directions yet. I’ll definitely be using it for that while I’m on the road for a couple weeks in Oregon. I was really looking forward to it, but southern Oregon is going to be in triple digits. I may have to start my adventure on the coast, or farther north, in Eugene.
This shot was edited with Snapseed and iColorama. The original image was pretty flat because of the overcast sky. I wanted to make the flowers pop, by adding contrast. I also made some selective adjustments to darken everything but the flowers.
One last shot with the golden gate bridge in it, for now. Though, the bridge isn’t really the main point of interest in this image. There were a lot of flowers on the path in the foreground, and the bridge was playing peekaboo with karl the fog, so I decided to try and get a shot featuring the flowers.
If you take the last exit before crossing the bridge, going northbound, you can park in a lot just down the street, and get some nice views of the bridge, when its not fogged in. There are lots of tourists taking photos, and lots of locals on bikes. We nearly got rundown, and I’m sure it happens on a daily basis, with as much foot and bike traffic as there is.
I shot this with the native camera app. Then, Snapseed to start off the edit. I felt like I wanted some more texture, so I tried out Stackables, instead of Mextures, this time. I really liked the way I was able to emphasize the fog with an overlay in Stackables. Next, I wanted to bring out a little more detail, so I used SimplyHDR. Then, I thought I would see how a painterly app would change the image. Brushstroke was the second one I tried, and it worked out very well. My only problem with it was the repeating brush patterns in the sky, so I ended up using ImageBlender to mask out some of the painterly effect in the sky.
Would you hang this one in your home? I think I might 🙂