Good morning from a grey miserable first day of spring here in New Zealand. It is rather strange. We are now the 1st day of September but Sally’s Challenge over at Lens and Pens by Sally is still in August. Weird.
So, August having 5 Mondays means that we get to have some fun with editing. My favourite app is Snapseed. I love it’s grunge affect and framing as you can see with these roses/
And these sunflowers – though they were taken in late summer.
Good morning from a wet and miserable Hastings day. Yesterday was at least warmer and drier so I headed to the beach to take some photos. I got to see at least 4 different birds, a couple of which are native, with one on the endangered list. So I was happy. Those photos will be posted at some stage.
Then last night I played around with the apps on my iPad. This acorn photo was first edited on Snapseed, and then with ArtworkHD to get this as a cartoon like image.
Then this image was edited in several apps. Firstly Snapseed, then Distressed FX, and finally Aviary to get the glow.
This last image of the fallen leaves was edited in Snapseed to really emphasise the veins of the leaves. Then I did the final edit in Waterlogue. As you can see the process of the transformation is also shown. I am not sure what happened there. Maybe it is the way it was imported into Lightroom. But it is interesting to read.
This is for Sally’s challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. This is where we use our mobile phones or tablets to create our images.
Wow, the time has gone quickly in December. It won’t be long and it will be 2015.
And this is the final week for this challenge for this year and yes, I will definitely be back next year for this challenge and it is a great one for experimenting and trying out new ideas.
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”
I love this quote as it really represents my approach to photography. Most important of all it is about enjoying what I do.
Anyway the first photo is for the final week. After the third week I really didn’t want to do any more editing as I loved that image the best of all. But I went to the Glaze app and turned it into an oil painting but I am not entirely happy with it.
And here is the original.
And a slide show to show how the image has changed over the weeks.
You can find out more about this challenge here at Robyn’s blog.
For this week I added some texture with the Distressed FX app with the Lily and Charm filters,
I have seen some amazing transformations with other bloggers and all their complicated work in Lightroom and Photoshop. I don’t have either one of them so rely on apps which means I don’t have such control over the changes so I just go by how I feel about the photo. But it is a lot of fun for me and that is what is important for me. It is magic to me and that is what captivates me (sorry Robyn).
This was last weeks image. As you can see I have added some warmth to the image with the charm filter.
For this month I chose this photo. The original will be shown in the 4th week with a poll.
So for the first round of editing I headed to my favourite app – Snapseed and added my usual filters – Drama, HDR and Old lens. I find that they define the image and add a bit more clarity before heading to other apps.