Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald
Welcome to the this week’s Apps Uncovered. I suspect there are a lot of us celebrating easter this weekend and the wonderful brightly coloured abstract 75/76 by Luis Fernandez seemed the perfect photo to celebrate all colours including the ubiquitous yellow we see around this time of year.
Rounding out the rest of the talent of our weekly showcase are the following: Paul Yan, Susan Blase, columnsovsleep, Kristie Benoit, Allyson Marie, Bruno Ribeiro, Sheldon Serkin, Erling Sivertsen, David DeNagel and Mariko Klug.
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Apps used: Phone and apps used: Shot with iPhone 6 and edited in Snapseed
Backstory: This photo was taken in the Freetown Christiania in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. This place used to be military buildings but now is inhabited by people who created a self-governed society. The spirit of Christiania quickly developed into either the hippie movement, the squatter movement, collectivism and anarchism, in contrast to the site’s previous military use. There are a lot of artistic manifestations allover being one of them the murals. This one is only a segment of a brick house painted this way. Thinking in an abstract I took a shoot with my iPhone 6, cropped and edited and did minor enhancements in Snapseed.
Apps used: Phone and apps used: iPhone 6 Plus + ProCamera + Snapseed
Backstory: The photo was made in a rainy night outside the entrance of a supermarket near home. I saw the wet pavement reflecting the red light emitted by the neon sign above the storefront and thought it would make good foreground for an image. I opened the ProCamera app in my iPhone, manually set its ISO and shutter speed, focused locked on the pavement 4 or 5 meters in front of me, held the phone very close to the ground, and waited for someone to enter the frame. A girl walked in pretty soon. My lips pressed one of the volume buttons of the phone’s earphone cable to fire the shot right when her legs were in wide stride in front of the bright store light.
The Snapseed app was used for editing: after basic highlight and shadows adjustments in the [Tune Image] module, I blurred the store front and the pavement in front of it by masking them in the [Lens Blur] module with different degrees of blur intensities. The [Crop] module was then used to square the image.
Apps used: Tintype, Hipstamatic and PicsArt Backstory: This photo holds a lot of heavy feelings for me. At the time of doing it, I was processing a lot of things going on as often my photos do, particularly my self portraits. I used a photo of me with jet black hair and makeup, to convey I felt I [a need] to disguise a great deal of what I was emotionally going through. At first I wanted a very bleak look so I used Tintype, but I realized it needed some passion as well, so I used Hipstamatic to add the red effect. I tweaked a tad more in PicsArt to get it just so. Overall this photo is as bittersweet as the events that were driving it, I felt the song Maps by The Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s fit it perfectly. Backstory: It is an inverted reflection of a couple in a huge puddle. I walked behind them for a long time before being able to make a good picture. https://www.flickr.com/photos/asleepundercolummnsovlight/25639307092/in/dateposted/ zero signal by columnsovsleep Apps used: First I used Handy Photo to erase the pesky support cables, then using the app SKRWT I evened out and elongated the tower. From here I ran the photo through Formulas’ “Draped Sunshine” formula. I finished it off with Mextures formula “CXYTTDU”. Backstory: Backstory: I took shot while venturing through the backwoods of Louisiana. I came across a clearing and found this radio tower in the middle of nowhere. Seemed only right to take a pic of it
Apps used and Backstory: four in the morning this image was shot on my iPhone, with edits in VSCO and MEXTURES apps. I was having bouts of insomnia and decided to shoot it, instead of fighting it. I wanted to evoke the emotions I was feeling at the time…restless, annoyed, tired, and sleepless.
Apps used: I snapped a quick picture with my iPhone 6 – and then processed it with psxpress and VSCOcam with b4 preset, that was really all it needed.
Backstory: As I entered my room I could not help but notice the way the light from the windows fell perfectly on every wrinkle and crease, I love white sheets, and my pillows were positioned just so, just waiting for me to grab them and rest my head, unloading the weight of the world on to them. I love my bed, I love the “ahhh” that escapes my lips as I slide into my bed after a long complicated day, knowing I will be caressed by clean fresh bedding.
Apps used: iPhone with Hipstamatic
Apps used: iPhone with Hipstamatic
Apps used: Apple iPhone 6s iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Apps used: I shot the image with an iPhone 6s plus and post processed using Instagram, making manual adjustments within the app and applying the Sutro filter. HandyPhoto.. Backstory: This image was taken around mid_March. Spring was imminent but still waiting. That morning, around sunrise, a fine cool fog covered the surrounding countryside and a nearby residential lake. The reflections from sky and land were very prominent and added a strong sense of symmetry to the composition. I shot the image with an iPhone 6s plus and post processed using Instagram, making manual adjustments within the app and applying the Sutro filter. I removed one unnecessary branch at the left edge with HandyPhoto.
Apps used: Hipstamatic, PhotoToaster, Photofx
Backstory: I’ve passed by this house so many times but it never caught my attention. Actually I always remember it as an ugly place, a small house in the woods, surrounded by scruffy bushes and litter all over the place. It snowed the night before and in the early morning it became foggy, so when I went out everything was white. Luckily the sun broke through the fog and transformed this place into a real winter wonderland.’