Apps Uncovered 19 September 2017 – (A)lone

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most intresting images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one common theme – Alone, or Lone = (A)Lone.

This week’s lead artwork, “Select all images that match this one” by columnsovsleep, evokes a surreal moment with hiker in the moutains gazing down on a jetliner in the valley below.

Lydia Cassatt, Aurèle Morlot, Tomaso Belloni (2), Laurence Bouchard, Dina Alfasi, Myrna, Francesco Sambati and Jiri Dvorak complete the week’s selections on this theme.

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.)

Select all images that match this one ✈️

Select all images that match this one by columnsovsleep

Apps used and Backstory: I was in a plane at the ATL airport awaiting takeoff, so I figured I’d snap some shots outside my cabin window that I could possibly use for a later date. The plane was my original photo, I used Pixite’s Union for merging the mountain and figure (both from Pixite Source), Mextures for the bnw effect and textures. Original Mextures formula code EFFVPWY.

Croker Bay beauty, Devon Island, Nunavut

Croker Bay beauty, Devon Island, Nunavut by Lydia Cassatt

Apps used and backstory: I used the Hipstamatic App for this photo. I used the Lowy lens, Rasputin film and Cadet Blue Gel flash. This was taken on a trip that I just took to the Canadian Arctic and the West coast of Greenland aboard the National Geographic Explorer. As we cruised around on a zodiac looking at the icebergs that had calved off the glacier, I got this shot. It was lightly raining but beginning to clear and the light was perfect to photograph these remarkable bergs.


Cystamatic by Aurèle Morlot

App used: Hipstamatic (Objectif Juan and Film Dreamy)


Stepping by Tomaso Belloni

Apps used and backstory: The woman was moving fast and I just had the time to get my phone out and shoot just when she was in the third frame. I had to compose it in a couple of seconds, but knowing the field of view of the camera by heart helped. Nevertheless, I did have to crop a bit. The photo was shot in the same confined space as “Calling.” I shot with the iPhone 7plus default camera and edited first with Snapseed, then with Hipstamatic (Chivas lens and Aristotle film).

Break the rules - Mark Twain.

Break the rules – Mark Twain by Laurence Bouchard

Apps used and backstory: ‘Break the rules’ was shot at Naha airport, Okinawa whilst sipping a cold Asahi beer through the window of one of the airport restaurants. I loved how the wide open space made the airport ground staff look so small and also the various runway lines. I took a few shots but chose the one without anything but the lone groundsman in view. I then increased the contrast slightly in Snapseed and gave it a title from a Mark Twain quote.

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Roots Transportation Mode of Transport Travel by Dina Alfasi

Apps used and backstory: This is one of the photographs from the bus series #mydbusmoments Photographed with iPhone 7 Plus. Edited with Snapseed & Hipstamatic – janelens

Many people we meet are in our lives show us what we need to change about ourselves. Especially the ones who push our buttons the most | Yehuda Berg

Many people we meet in out lives . . . by Myrna

Apps used and backstory: I used formulas and snapseed. I live near by the Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn and on my way home I shoot from my car.(my favorite all time subjects)


Untitled by Francesco Sambati

Apps used: The photo was taken with iPhone 7and post-produced with VscoCam for iPhone


ip_20170906_4195.jpg by Jiri Dvorak

Apps used and backstory: Shot with the Hydra app on iPhone7+ , edited in Snapseed in Wimbledon, UK.


Calling by Tomaso Belloni

Apps used: I shot with the iPhone 7plus default camera and edited first with Snapseed, then with Hipstamatic (Khun Lo lens and Aristotle film).
Backstory: It is not everyday that you can see a man standing in what looks like a flower pot hanging out of a window and of course with a camera in your pocket it is impossible to resist it. The photo was shot in the same confined space as “Stepping.”

Bob Weil

Bob is the co-author of The Art of iPhone Photography (with Nicki Fitz-Gerald), published by Rocky Nook photography books and supports Nicki in managing iPhoneography Central and the associated Flickr group.