These are the type of shots where the iPhone is so good at capturing something on the fly. I was sitting in a coffee shop (Common Ground in Hamilton if you want a good cap and wrap) and was struck by the window signage contrasted against the street outside. On a whim, I shot it with KitCam’s Split Lens setting. Not bad for literally a snapshot!
Original image, shot on iPhone 5 with Camera+
Image processed with Photo Copier, using the Hieronymus Bosch painterly effect, giving it a rich earthy look and feel.
Image given the Aquarell treatment in Auto Paint, blended with high-res original using Image Blender and framed with Photo Toaster.
Sometimes an image just seems to have so many possibilities. I shot the original picture of the first peaches of the summer in our garden using Camera+. It was OK but I really wanted to bring out the rich, luscious colours of the fruit. I did one treatment using Photo Copier which can layer different photo, artistic or even movie effects (I chose the Hieronymus Bosch effect for a deep, earthy feel). I have started experimenting with some of the more artistic apps recently and the image was perfect for the watercolour treatment Aquarell in Auto Painter.
I love how Hipstamatic can turn a simple scene into something more moody and mysterious. These were unplanned late-afternoon shots on a lane alongside Riddell’s Bay of small boats moored up amongst the mangroves at the foot of an inlet. Hipstamatic’s Tinto 1884 lens and C-Type Plate film added an aged and dramatic feel.
The May 24th Marathon Derby is one of the highlights of the Bermuda Day holiday which traditionally marks the start of summer. Every year, the 13-mile race, from Somerset in the west end of the island to the capital Hamilton, attracts hundreds of runners of ages and abilities and thousands of cheering roadside fans.
The race passes the foot of our lane along picturesque Harbour Road in Warwick at around the 8-mile mark, so we always make a point of being there to cheer on our friends braving the heat and humidity. I took these shots using Hipstamatic, mostly with the Hornbecker lens/Blanko film combo.