Selection by Stef LePape
One of my favorite seasons is Autumn. There’s a certain allowance for melancholy. With each leaf that descends it echoes awareness of our own passage in time. Its the season most likely to wax poetic thought.
Summertime finds us exposed.
Autumn… we wrap on, off, shelter from elements as fickle as a teenage love. This raveling and unraveling sends innate signals that soon we will settle homeward bound.
An observation of mine regarding the mobile arts and photography community ; it invites participants of a particular age group. I could be wrong.
Perhaps we are of those in the autumn phase of our lives. We become hyper aware of leaves falling. We drop pixels here and there…hoping that as we wear the weathering of time we will not be lost in the forest of winters due approach. Mobile devices have made preserving our journey that much more at our ready.
This post is dedicated to all the Autumnist of life. I’ve ended with some visuals echoing the colors of Autumn…reminders of Summer …carpe diem.
Thanks To ”
Kent Dufault, Catherine Caddigan, svop,
Robert Laliberte, Allophile,Borisbschulz2009,Lawrence Lazare,David Pineda,Robi Gallardo,T?M for proving necessary into for contributing to IPC.
Our leading photo is by Robert Laliberte. Looking up affords these glorious fall moments when orange yellow and blue compliment each other so well.
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Apps used: Hipstamatic (taken with Hipstamatic on iPhone and then post-processed using the Hipstamatic app on an iPad Pro). No other apps were used.
Most of my workdays are spent entirely at my desk, but last week I decided to go for a walk during the lunch hour and thought to snap some pictures along the way using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I had seen some nice photos recently shooting up towards the tree canopy above and had this in mind (although this one is more straight up). I had also seen some interesting photos in which green had been desaturated and I applied that here using the tone curves available in the app. The resulting photo relies on this to punch up the fall colors, although the combination of film (Kodot XGrizzled), lens (Jack Landon) and flash (Apollo) contribute significantly. I didn’t think it would be much of a photo when I took it, and so it was pretty amazing to see it coming to life while working on it on the iPad. It just goes to show how some shots can have a great potential that is just waiting to be teased out.
IPhone 8+ and processed in Snapseed. I spotted this scene in my backyard. We have a maple tree back there every year provides awesome fodder for creating pictures. In this instance, I was drawn to the mix of varying shades of red and green juxtaposed across the frame.
apps: Snapseed, PaintCan and Formulas
This picture was taken this fall on my daily way to work.
I used the backcamera from my iPhone with no special camera apps. The post-processing was done with Snapseed and Mextures
I almost always have my iPhone with me when I go for runs in the desert after work. There are certain spots where the sunset lines up with certain groupings of trees and cactus certain times of year, and if the clouds are just right, if I time my run just right, and if I can end up at the right spot at the right time, magic happens. This particular mesquite skeleton has caught my eye for a few years now, and at the end of a cloudy day last week, I thought that the horizon just might light up at sunset. I’m glad I decided to run on this particular trail at 5:45 p.m.
I took this with my iPhoneX, using the native camera app, then used snapseed to brighten the foreground just a little bit so that the texture of the desert vegetation would be visible between the glowing sky and the still-standing remains of this mesquite tree.
1- Shot with Halide app
2-“Lonely look to the sea” This place is located in the town of Concón, Chile.
While hiking in Northern Arizona a couple of autumns ago, I took this with my iPhone6s. (My bigger camera was in my backpack, and my iPhone was in my pocket, so I used it to shoot this scene while on the trail.) The sudden difference between the lower elevation deserts and the higher elevation forests in Arizona is striking, especially when the leaves change in October and November. This particular view of the aspen forest in the San Francisco Peaks turned out to be one of my favorite shots from that day–I love the contrast of the evergreens framing the golden trees, that one streak of still-green aspens halfway up the slope, and the play of light and shadow beneath the forest canopy, glimpsed between the white aspen trunks. I took the photo with the iphone’s native camera app, then used snapseed for some digital burning and dodging so that the exposure of the forest floor and aspen trunks would be more balanced.
First day in Zanzibar.
Used VSCO with p5 preset