Apps Uncovered 21 May 2017 – There’s a Story There!

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most fqascinating images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one common theme – spontaneous captures and processed pieces that all carry with them an aura of mystery or wonder. You know, the kind of images that cause one to double-take, and immediately realize “there must be a story there!”

This week’s lead artwork, The Waiter by Kathy Clay, evokes a moment and suggests a story of a possible, though entirely conjectural, relationship between the seated customer and the momentarily nonplussed waiter, watching as another man sits down next to her.

Elisabeth Redlig, Kent DuFault, Sina, Tania Konnerth, Simon Clarke 612, serap günay, before.1st.light, Mandolina Moon, Poetic Medium and Laurence Bouchard 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.)

The Waiter

The Waiter by Kathy Clay

Apps used: Nova, Snapseed and IColorama.
Backstory: While having lunch at a restaurant near downtown San Diego, I noticed the waiters reflection and what appeared to be a connection between the waiter and the woman seated at the table. It seemed to me an intriguing suggestion of a story.

When things are taken too far

When things are taken too far by Elisabeth Redlig

App used: PlasticBullet
Backstory: I shot this in the morning, but the taxi cab and the shoe just beside it seemed to tell a story from the night before. Either a sad or a happy story – but certainly a story. So I processed the picture in PlasticBullet, to add a little drama to it.

The Life Cycle of the Dead and the Living Coexist in the Forest

The Life Cycle of the Dead and the Living Coexist in the Forest by Kent DuFault

App Used: iPhone 6+ and processed in Snapseed.
Backstory: Using photography to help deal with a mental health issue. Pain expressed. Someone close to me is in pain. We took a walk on a nice afternoon to talk. I used photography to help express both of our grief.

Yes, that's a kangaroo.

Yes, that’s a kangaroo by Sina

Apps used: I took the photo with my iPhone 7 Plus and used Snapseed to edit the image.
Backstory: Story behind it is that we attended a summar sale charity event in a primary school in mid-town Toronto. As part of the attractions / entertainment, the school had arranged for some animals to be brought in to interact with the kids – one of these animals was the kangaroo in the photo. I really like the contrast between this exotic animal and the schoolish background and I took the photograph for that very reason.


Clouds by Tania Konnerth

Apps used: Hipstamatic and Snapseed
Backstory: I took this photo on my journey trough Sri Lanka. It was a gorgeous evening, sunset with a thunderstorm over the ocean – just perfect for dramatic clouds! The nice reflection in the front was kind of an extra goody. As always I used my favourite app Hipstamatic and played a bit with Snapseed and different tints until I though it looked just the way I wanted it.

The church at Breedon On The Hill.

The church at Breedon on the Hill by Simon Clarke 612

App used: Snapseed

towards exit..

Towards exit by serap günay

App used: Hipstamatic

the unraveling

the unraveling by before.1st.light

Apps used and backstory: This image continues my series “Alone behind the pane”. It is based on the theme of solitude and explores the emotion of loneliness and the ability to express without the constraint of a viewer. Apps here include Hipstamatic, iColorama, Lightbrush, and Texblend. My work can be found at www.janeschultzart.com and on Flickr and Instagram at @before.1st.light

Dusk in the Elfin Forest

Dusk in the Elfin Forest by Mandolina Moon

Apps used: Shot with iPhone 6. Apped with Snapseed, sharpen, structure, vignette. Added Vintage B & W filter from Alt Photo.
Backstory: Miniature stunted, due to effects of salt and wind, California Coastal Oaks.


Produc(ed)-10251 by Poetic Medium

Apps: KitCam, Moldiv, Vintage Scene, Image Blender
Backstory: Ongoing “Produc(ed)” Series.


Untitled by Laurence Bouchard

Apps used and backstory: This was shot in Tokyo on an early morning. There are a few stations in Tokyo which have amazing stairs. The hard part is finding out what time and time of year the light hits them. It took me a while to work this out after some very disappointing visits there only to find the place completely in the shade. The great thing about this location is that there are a lot of vantage points to compose your photos. It was then a matter of waiting for the right moment.. After I edited the image in Snapseed – increasing the contrast as I wanted to give it a ‘Graphic’ and surreal appearance.

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.

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