Apps Uncovered 23 July 2017: Mesmerizing Mythologies

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most compelling images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one common theme – fantastic scenes and mythical moments.

This week’s lead artwork, Lost Ticket by Angie Lambert, seems to evoke travel in a moment from a long-ago time and place, or one in a strange land not dissimilar to the one inhabited by Harry Potter, perhaps.

Radoslaw Celewicz, Isabel Afonso, janice grinsell, lorenka campos, Clint Cline, David DeNagel, Tricia Dewey, Gabriele Rodriquez and Peter 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.)

Lost Ticket

Lost Tickey by Angie Lambert

Apps used: DistressedFx, Formulas, Facetune, Mextures, Snapseed, FocalLab, iRepix, Over, iResize


light and shadow_1 by Radoslaw Celewicz

Apps used: Camera of iPhone 5s + Union + Trigraphy + iColorama + Superimpose + Trigraphy + Union + Mextures
Backstory: I like to explore the possibilities of different apps. At the moment I like the geometrical forms and I explore the effect of different geometric combinations.
The picture is the result of such an exploration.
The starting point was a photo collage of a sidewalk. This collage I have deformed and alienated in several steps and so the idea came up – to try the contrast of light and shadow.

Through the complicated shadows of dreaming I only slept because I didn't know

Through the complicated shadows of dreaming I only slept because I didn’t know by janice grinsell

App used and backstory: The apps used were Afterlight and Superimpose. Our shadows follow us into the dream state, awake or asleep.

In time, we let the names of the birds go, and just sank into the reverie of sound.

Apps used: Superimpose, Stackables, Snapseed and Distressed FX.
Backstory: This image is part of a series I call “When Women Were Birds”. This series is inspired by the book of the same title by Terry Tempest Williams. The book reads more like poetry and I find myself reading it over and over. “Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.

Intuitive | Tidal

Intuitive | Tidal by Clint Cline

Apps used: Native iPhone camera, Hispstamatic, Scanlines, iColorama, Afterlight, Stackables, Superimpose
Backtory: This image is one in a series of five exploring intuition and its kinship to faith, the ability to acquire knowledge of God by faith and to understand immediately without conscious reasoning or by, as the writer of Hebrews states, “the evidence of things not seen.” The canvas is shared by two images, the conscious and unconscious. The figure overlaid by a scatter of triangles represents conscious thought such as distraction, work, activity, etc. Amidst them is a constantly active intuition, ever in motion, always sensing, searching, aware. Outside the person is the infinitely knowable but hidden reality of God. Yet the two are aligned and equal in their breadth and depth, one accessed by the intuition of the other, the gap between them faith itself.


Untitled by David De Nagel

Apps used: I shot the image with an iPhone 7 Plus in portrait mode. All post processing was done in VSCOcam, preset fp4.
Backstory: This image began as an arranged still life. Two things happened to elevate the general tone and ambience of the setting: the dusky sunlight entered the room providing a gentle glow; and my cat ,unexpectedly, positioned herself to the rear of the still life, and in front of the window. I had already placed an egg on top of a hat box decorated with a floral pattern. My original intention was a study of forms. Yet now, juxtaposed with the silhouetted cat and the ethereal light, the composition took on an almost surreal nature.


Leaf2ver2w by Tricia Dewey

Apps used: Leonardo, Stackables, Procreate, Snapseed, LightBrush.
Backstory: Multiple versions of the same image. Photo of my poor sick Bradford Pear tree’s leaf, edited on the iPad along with imagery created on the iPad.

Picasso vs Girardello

Picasso vs. Giradello

Apps used: To create this image I used PicsArt to combine the texture, the image of the bull of Picasso and the sorceress Veronese Silvano Girardello. With Pixir I chose the inner frame and finally I used LightWaveWeaver to insert the geometries.
Backstory: Sometimes I like to reinterpret famous images and mix them together by combining the various styles to figure out what the outcome would be. Things do not always work but sometimes the result is as interesting as this image.


Untitled by Peter

Apps used: iPhone 5s, edited in hipstamatic.
Backstory: Discovered shot while walking on street adjacent to beach. I waited a few minutes and observed boy playing in area and started composing and shooting.

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.