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.
Each week it has been fun to see what others are doing for this challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. There are now so many different non camera devices for capturing images. With this comes so many new apps too. I was reading our local newspaper online and came across this app – Waterlogue. It is so much fun. It replicates the water colour technique rather well. It is like being in a darkroom again. First you see the outlines of the image and then layer upon layer of the colours appear. I am totally addicted to this app. Much more interesting than games.
Anyway the 3rd Monday is the Challengers Choice. Since I am focusing on Art Deco, it comes under street photography. I have processed some more images from last Saturday at the Vintage Car Parade in Napier.
The watercolours definitely give a timeless feel to the whole Art Deco theme.
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Good morning from another hot but windy Hastings day.
Yesterday I had a fantastic time wearing out two camera batteries – my Fujifilm camera and cellphone. Hubby and I headed over to Napier to see the action for the vintage car display and there was also an aerial display of 5 planes as well. The atmosphere was awesome with many dressing up the part. It was so cute seeing babies dressed up and in old fashioned prams while even those reluctant teenagers got in on the action. It was a hot day, over 30 degrees in Napier, while Hastings got to 35. So dressing up was a rather warm affair, especially for men in white flannels.
I did reluctantly allow Hubby to take this photo of me next to a vintage car. I did mange to find some gloves on Friday to finish the outfit off. I felt my outfit wasn’t complete without them.
Yesterday while I was reading the newspaper online I came across this review for an app for watercolours affects for your photos. I thought this was perfect for my photos of the parade. There are several reasons I have used this app. The first is that it gives a timeless, Art Deco feel to my photos and secondly it blots out peoples faces so that I didn’t need to worry about upsetting anyone. It is a brilliant app. First you see the outline of the image, and then you see the watercolour being applied, just as if you were doing it yourself. I had always loved art at school, watercolours and indian ink drawings were my favourite medium. Now I can unleash that inner artist in me with a click or a sweep of my finger. I posted these photos on Facebook and one friend was so impressed she also purchased the app herself. It is called Waterlogue. I totally recommend it.
Anyway enjoy the rest of my photos. A word of warning. There are rather a lot of them.