Magic Monday – Mobile Photography Editing & Processing

The magic of instant effect generators takes a ho-hum or flawed photo and transforms it into something unexpected and unusual. What I like about these types of apps is that at each tap of your pad (or human finger), effects, overlays and borders randomly apply themselves. Instantly. Right on your phone. Meowee, over 2 million possible combinations can make it a real challenge to like just one. So for Sally’s Mobile Photography Challenge this week, we used the same photo with two different outcomes. There are several apps that do this but the one we’ve been using is called Pixlr-o-matic, and is free to download to your iPhone, and probably Android too but we don’t use them to know fur shore. Hipstamatic is another as is Snapseed.

iphoneartoriginalI must have tapped about a hundred times until I decided on the looks I liked best for this photo. You can also makes minor tweaks to change any element of the combo. This ho-hum photo is of meow sitting on the stern rail where the prawn puller gets attached. I was trying to give the humans a hint. Turns out i didn’t have to try too hard; they managed to haul up almost 500 of them overall this cruise. Behind me is doggy-doo island in Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island that the humans took me to play on. As my nickname for it implied you had to be careful where you stepped and that didn’t impress meow much, and I just wanted to go back to Minstrel. The camera focused more on the island than meow so I’m a little blurry. A little insta-magic editing made the save.

In the first photo, the effect is called “Greg“. All the effects have people’s names and they are supposed to set the mood of the photo. The overlay is called “Rain“. It was actually was raining that day. Thirdly the frame is called “Sloppy“. The result? Kind of a pop artish look don’t you think?

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For the next photo, a few more taps and we have the “Lucas” effect, “Morning” overlay, and “Sand” frame. Seems to give it a bit of a washed out retro feel.

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So many looks, so little time. What phone photo editing apps are you using?

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Being My Selfie

Just Being My Selfie

Being My Selfie

This is called being my selfie,

In it I capture what you see,

When I stage my own photo shoot.

 

 Hope it’s not too self-indulgent,

 To revel in my element,

On such a self-centered pursuit.

 

The camera’s held at arm’s length,

Looking casual is my strength,

I strike the pose, hey ain’t I cute.

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Another Nove Otto poetry form.


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Caturday Art: Screened Skull for Halloween

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Screened Skull for Halloween

Itty bitty little kitty,

Halloween is in the city,

Leering skulls roam down your street,

Door to door they trick or treat,

Stay inside behind a screen,

Safe from ghosts and goblins mean.

Itty bitty little kitty,

Halloween is in the city.

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Getting into the spirit of Halloween with another Octelle poem to go with the image! We used the online photo effects website Pixlr and applied the “Jean” effect, “Screened” overlay, and “Skull” frame.

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

This post is a double feature, maybe even a triple. A Lens and Pens photo challenge, and a Writing 101 exercise. Today is day one of WordPress’s Writing 101 20 day course, and we’re asked to free-write for 20 minutes, about anything. Since today is also black & white iPhoneography Monday, I decided to write about the photo I chose for that. Continue reading

Me Myselfie & I

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My first selfies. I don’t mind the camera in my face as long as the flash doesn’t go off which aside from blinding me, makes my eyes glow red and is not very attractive, so we’ll stick to well lit areas as much as possible. The first two are on the boat before and after the windows got the salt water washed off, and we used the Canon digital camera. The third one was taken inside at night with the iphone which is why it’s a bit grainy even facing a bright ceiling light, but these days there is probably a filter to make it look like this anyways, so we used it. Here’s looking at you kits! Continue reading

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture and Reflections)

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I decided that it might be fun & educational to enter some of our old and new photos we have into various photo contests & challenges and thought this would be a good one to start with. It’s a photo in a collection of photos my mom takes called “Reflections of Boating“. She was cruising past the sandy beach overlooking Burrard Inlet at Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby BC, Canada aboard our boat the MV Minstrel when she captured the reflection of the starboard side view in the windows with a Fujifilm Finepix F410 digital camera. It is originally in color but she edited it in Windows Live Photo Gallery to make it Black & White. This is also a good hands on exercise to learn ones way around the various features probably common to most photo editing software (she’s a bit of a newbie at this).

This photo challenge is put on by Lens and Pens by Sally where you can see other entries and even join in the fun yourself. =^,,^=