Selected by Bob Weil
This week’s Apps Uncovered represents a theme that seemed to reveal itself in the submissions this week – Interior / Exterior Landscapes.
The lead image by Patricia Januszkiewicz is the most surreal of the bunch (a favorite style), and is by turns thought-provoking and troubling, like a frightening thought or bad dream. It draws the eye repeatedly.
Other contributors this week include: Scott Simpson, (Fati) Maria Gomes, Tomaso Belloni, Poetic Medium, Gianluca Ricoveri, Elaine Taylor, Natali Prosvetova, Mariko Klug and Chris Harland.
If you’d like to see your images in the running for selection to our weekly Apps Uncovered feature, be sure to list the apps you used to create your image when you upload it to the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group. (And as an added bonus to other members who would love to learn from your successes, consider adding the “Backstory” describing the creative process that led you to capture and process the image as you did.)
Yield by Patricia Januszkiewicz
Apps used: hipstamatic, diana, iColorama, stackables
Backstory: the woman in the image is an Amish woman; the eye is mine … a clock and word “yield” convey emotions I am working through …
187/366 by Scott Simpson
App used: Snapseed
Backstory: This image was taken in South derbyshire near a place called Repton on my 30 mile commute to work, spending so much time in the car i’m always on the look out for places to stop so i can capture the varied weather conditions. It forms part of my current 366 project and was taken using the regular iphone6 camera and tweaked using snapseed. this is one of my current favourite images from this years 366 project.
you can find out more about my photography work here
Boston … Unforgettable and marvelous “Super Saturday” ❤. Happy Independence day to USA!! by (Fati) Maria Gomes
Apps used: “SNAPSEED” ( my favorite app) and light rays accented with the app “LensLight”
Through and through by Tomaso Belloni
Apps used: I shot with my iPhone 6 default camera and edited in Snapseed for basic adjustments and Hipstamatic (Sergio lens, Love 81 film) to make it softer and add texture.
Backstory: I was on a two-day trip to Bologna for a meeting and a friend pointed out to me that just next to our hotel there was a hidden canal, which from there can only seen through a small opening. We found it and the view was really unexpected. It is a widely photographed corner, but I decided in favor of framing it with the window, more like a porthole, in the red wall (I also have a photo from the bridge at the end where you can see the one I was standing on here). It gave me an eerie feeling.
Produc(ed)-7232 by Poetic Medium
Apps: 6×6, KitCam, Moldiv, Snapseed, Mextures, LD, Blender/texture
Backstory: Produc(ed) series
Buone-197 by Gianluca Ricoveri
Apps used: HDR Vivid, Snapseed and Stackables
Backstory: I took this photo one evening in June after a rainy day on a white road in the Val D’Orcia near Siena.
Charlie. British Museum, London UK by Elaine Taylor
Apps used: Shot with my iPhone6s through Hipstamatic. Edited in Snapseed and Stackables.
Backstory: This is a shot of my son, Charlie, taken during a visit to the British Museum in London. As we entered this large open space, I was immediately drawn to the light and the geometric shapes & shadows. I saw that Charlie was about to walk by the side of the large staircase wall so I ran into a position where I thought I’d get a few good shots. It was quite a busy day so I was very lucky to get a photo with just Charlie in the frame.
Untitled by Natali Prosvetova
Apps used and backstory: I used the Prisma app. for painterly effect. and Halftone app. as finish to add something like postcard effect. The shot was taken in Moscow from the balcony of the one of my favorite vegan restaurant ☺️
Spotless by Mariko Klug
Apps used: Hipstamatic (Sergio/Blanko Freedom13/JollyRainbo2X), PhotoToaster, Picfx
Backstory: I always look for something interesting hiding in barley fields. Unfortunately it is getting more and more difficult to find insects and other living creatures in the fields because of pesticides and herbicides. Anyway, I found this ladybug. It was the first time I’ve seen a naked ladybug. I’m pretty sure this is an Asian Beetle (I heard they are a plague), but I loved the contrast of the red bug and the green of the young barley.
Looking East – from Ailort Bridge, Loch Eilt, Lochaber by Chris Harland
Apps used: iPhone 6, Native camera. For Processing the image I used – Filterstorm Pro (sharpening), Snapseed (slight tonal and colour adjustments etc…), Camera+ (to add border & some colouring), Photo Toaster and Stackables
Backstory: I had to make special preparations in order to take this image, including many days of studying maps and google earth, and consulting railway timetables – as to take this image I had to walk along a 250/300 yard stretch of the West Highland Railway Line – the beautiful, scenic railway that runs between Glasgow and Mallaig.
The key was to find a time when the light was in a favorable direction, and at a time when the (relatively infrequent) trains would not be using the line.
With all of these best laid plans in place I set off from Fort William along the ‘road to the isles’. Of course no plan can entirely account for the Highland weather, and as I drew nearer to the Location, the rain was coming down by the bucketload, and my feeling was that this may have to be ‘the one that got away’.
However, arriving at Loch Eilt the driving rain had altered to a fine drizzle, and I decided to at least have a go. Quickly arriving at the vantage point I’d decided on, and soaked to the skin, I found that contrary to my thought, the waves of cloud and rain moving down the Loch – rather than ruining the shot – in fact seemed to be adding to the atmosphere of the shot, and I came away repeating the old phrase: if you’re given Lemons, make Lemonade!
This was an image that responded splendidly to processing, and after only a few passes, I had a finished version that I was not only happy with, but remains one of the most evocative of my entire 7 day photo shoot.
And a final note of trivia: The small, round island topped with pine trees to the lower mid of the image was used as Dumbledore’s resting place in the Harry Potter films. Its name (in Gaelic) is Eilean na Moine.