Apps Uncovered 6 November 2016 – A Bit of Fall

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered takes as its theme the change of seasons – always a moment worthy of note, and perhaps not surprisingly, submissions to our group with this theme seemed to dominate. Rather than resist the trend, I chose to give in and enjoy the journey.

This week’s lead artwork, by iPhoneographic artist and veteran iPhoneography Central contributor Louise Whiting began as an iPhone 7+ capture that the photographer has artfully converted to black and white to emphasize patterns and tonality over the more expected focus on fall colors.

Julia Nathanson, Joseph Cyr, sellin1968, Firery Broom, Karen Axelrad, rorofot, Tomasz Olszewski, vondav and borisbschulz2009 complete this week’s selections.


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Untitled by Louise Whiting

Apps used and backstory: A photo of my niece taken with the native iPhone 7+ camera. Edited using Procreate and Hipstamatic, with final adjustments in Snapseed.

•outside in•

•outside in• by Julia Nathanson

App used: The photo was shot and edited with Hipstamatic.

Backstory: This is my daughter, pausing during a visit to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Many of the paintings inside the gallery depict landscapes similar to those seen outside this beautiful space.

When the woods are like stained glass...

When the woods are like stained glass… by Joseph Cyr

App used: Snapseed

Backstory: Up on Mt. Lemmon; above the desert, autumn in its brief reign


IMG_5430 by sellin1968

App used: Hipstamatic 280

Given Up - BW

Given Up – BW by Firery Broome

Apps used: Edited on the iPad this morning in Snapseed. (October 26, 2016)

Backstory: Old abandoned house in lower Delaware on the way to the beach.

I remember it as being a very nice place when it first when up for sale.

It has slowly falling away over time from neglect and abandonment.

The image was captured in early Spring on a day mixed with dark clouds, sun and rain with my iPhone.

We passed it a few again this summer. On the last trip, a few weeks back, we noticed it has caved in a bit more.

We wondered what this winter might bring and if it was a bad one, with heavy snow and ice, would the old girl just give up her ghosts and finally fall over.

Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red by Karen Axelrad

Apps used and backstory: I was riding my bicycle when I saw this tree with such beautiful yellow leaves and bright red berries that I stopped. I took several photos until I got the one with the passerby. I photographed with the iphone7 with a HIpstamatic combo which I rejected in the end because it altered the colors too much. I started processing with the original photo making basic adjustments in Snapseed and then subtle changes in iColorama in the Style menu using a touch of Coherence, Lighten(#3) and Water.


Homelands by rorofot

Apps used: the shot taken with iPhone 6s using Camera+ edited with Snapseed, LoMob, Stackables and Mextures.

Backstory: On a quite rainy day I went on a little pass near the town I live to take a little walk Normally a wonderful view over the Swiss Jura but today bad light (say no light) for photography. At the end of the walk the sun was breaking through the clouds for just a moment and I saw this little flock of sheep in the sunlight. Very dramatic and intense – a perfect subject for my Series ” Behind the hills”. And not really a common picture for Switzerland.


Untitled by Tomasz Olszewski

App used: iPhone 7 Plus with iSight Duo camera and Photoshop Fix


Musician by vondav

Apps used: iPhone 6 Hipstamatic John S, AO BW, Standard flash

Backstory: From October 30th to November 2nd, we celebrate Dia de Muertos in Mexico, we remember our loved ones that has died.

A man painted as skeleton holds a guitar and plays music in front of a wall at night.

Middelburg / Zeeland

Middelberg / Zeeland by borisbschulz2009

App used: Snapseed (drama, glow)

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.