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Happy Hues – Apps Uncovered 10 November 2019

Still life with apples and pears

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald 

Happy Hues is this week’s Apps Uncovered theme. After Bob Weil’s Horror gallery selections last week, I felt that bursts of colour and joy were much a much needed feast for our eyes. The rich painterly work “Still life with apples and pears” by Rita Colantonio steals the lead spot this week. Rita uses the photos as her starting point to create her Cezanne-inspired still lives using Procreate. She is a very accomplished artist and I urge you to click on any of her two photos to see more of her work on Flickr, especially if you want to learn more about the painterly side of digital image making.

It’s mostly colour this week but you’ll notice a couple of other more monochromatic images that crept into the showcase which I simply couldn’t resist!

Thank you all for submitting to iPC Flickr group!

Rounding out the selections this week are Susan Detroy, Ron27ald, Robert Laliberte, Ruzz Merz, antonio giustini, PJD-DigiPic, Shel Serkin, Stef L.P. , Catherine Caddigan, Tomaso Belloni, Sergiy Beliayev, Tricia Dewey and Paul Ewing.

If you’d like a chance to be featured in this weekly showcase, please remember to include your apps and backstories with your photos. Thank you, as always for submitting your amazing work.- For a chance to feature, please join our Flickr group. 

Don’t forget to “ENABLE Photo SHARING” on your images in order to be featured. Instructions for this are on our iPC Group Rules page on the iPC.

Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com

 

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Still life with apples and pears.

Still life with apples and pears. by rita colantonio

Apps used: Photographed with my iPhone XS max. Edited with Procreate and iColorama.
Backstory: These are two in a series of fruit still life images inspired by the great artist Paul Cezanne. I challenged myself to create painterly images in his style by observing his color palette, textures and composition. I photographed these images with my iPhoneXS max and used Procreate app to trace the outlines of the fruit and dish. That was the extent of the photographic input. I created my own backgrounds and I then focused on the style and color of Cezanne’s paintings to continue the painting process. I used both my created textures and IColorama textures for the backgrounds. My goal is to become more adept at painting on the iPad and I have decided to use the Masters as my mentors.

A pair of pears.

Still life with apples and pears. by rita colantonio

Apps used: Photographed with my iPhone XS max. Edited with Procreate and iColorama.
Backstory: These are two in a series of fruit still life images inspired by the great artist Paul Cezanne. I challenged myself to create painterly images in his style by observing his color palette, textures and composition. I photographed these images with my iphoneXsmax and used Procreate app to trace the outlines of the fruit and dish. That was the extent of the photographic input. I created my own backgrounds and I then focused on the style and color of Cezanne’s paintings to continue the painting process. I used both my created textures and IColorama textures for the backgrounds. My goal is to become more adept at painting on the iPad and I have decided to use the Masters as my mentors.


Tomatillos by Susan Detroy
Apps used: iPhone6 using Apple Photo native editing tools.
Backstory: The photo was taken with my iPhone 6 after picking the last of the tomatillos. I wanted them for salsa before the frost set in. I capture photos in my yard when I am gardening all seasons. I might be doing something in the yard and a plant, or flower or something gets my attention. After I picked the fruit and they were in the plastic container, I noticed how the round shapes might make an interesting photograph. I am often drawn into the images by patterns. Once I had the photo.. using my iPad, I adjusted the image with the Apple photo editing tools. I used Painteresque to increase the texture and shift the color to Sepia. I like how the Painteresque setting turned the fruit into more alien objects. When I posted it on Instagram I used a filter and adjustment tools. The final image I shared on Flickr was what I posted in Instagram.

Old and new

Old and new by Ron27ald
Apps used: Straight out of iPhone camera

Backstory: Focused on the flower with a promise to bloom, suppressing the fullness of the older. Reflecting on how we would exercise our preference.

Much like things that we get accustomed to, we take them for granted and favor attention on the new. Probably with the thought that the old can take care of itself, while the new struggles to fulfill its promise. A bias towards one or the other is a dichotomy similar to the academic question of having a preference for “professional” or “amateur”, “individual” or “society”.

The image did not undergo any post processing. Had the opportunity to reshoot the subject found in our garden.

Shopping Day -52
Shopping Day -52 by Robert Laliberte

App used: This photo was processed using Photoshop Express, Pixelmator, Snapseed, Photos (iPadOS), and Hipstamatic.
Backstory: This is a photo of a woman stepping off the top stair of an escalator at a local shopping mall. My main goal when processing this was to accentuate her colorful stockings and to add a little bit of a ‘glow’ effect. Both of these were mainly accomplished using the ‘vivid color scheme in Photos, Snapseed’s “glow” filter, and then Hipstamatic filters. I used Pixelmator to remove some blemishes on the metal plate, and Photoshop Express to reduce some noise.

Autumn's Peak

Autumn’s Peak by Ruzz Merz

Apps used and Backstory: The photo was taken in a nature area at the Fall color peak in our part of Michigan. While on a walk I was struck by the diversity of colors, shapes and textures, in the scene, ranging from the scrub plants along the path, to the trees in the distance.

My objective was to capture the variation in a depth of field shot. I used the ProCamera app to take the picture on the iPhone.

The image was initially processed on my iPad Pro with the Snapseed app, to enhance the colors and improve the contrast. I then took the image into the DistressedFX Plus app to perk up the sky and add in some overlays. The image was finalized with iColorama by adding a border and signature.

Device used: iPhone 8 Plus [ISO 20, shutter speed 1/648s, focal length 4.0 mm, F-Stop F1.8]

At the crosswalk

At the crosswalk by Catherine Caddigan

Apps used: iPhone8 Plus, Procreate and SuperimposeX.

Backstory: This image started life as a series of photographs at a school, this one looking at the new markings on the pavement. (This series of photos was inspired by the group on Facebook called NEM your life) I had started this image with an intention of making an abstract collage (a nod to my friend Clint Cline.) The image was layered with some graduated textures that I had created, and a layer of brush work that I did for another piece in Procreate, then I applied a simple mask, and layer effects. In adding the title, I believe I gave it a layer of meaning relating back to the original photograph.

▻floral_explosion◅ 💐🌼💥

▻floral_explosion◅ 💐🌼💥 by Sergiy Beliayev
Apps used: ᴵᴾᴴᴼᴺᴱ 7+
◗ ᴴᴵᴾˢᵀᴬᴹᴬᵀᴵᶜ ˣ ᴬᴺᴬᴸᴼᴳ ᶜᴬᴹᴱᴿᴬ
◗ ᴴᴵᴾˢᵀᴬᴹᴬᵀᴵᶜ ᶜᴸᴬˢˢᴵᶜ
/ᴸᴱᴺˢ: Penny | ᶠᴵᴸᴹ: Aristotle | ᶠᴸᴬˢᴴ: one/

If I were Rothko

If I were Rothko by Stef L.P.
Apps used: Procreate Pocket
Backstory: A curator for a documentary on Mark Rothko said she often hears folks say when viewing his work-“ I can do that!” She proceeds to tell them;” go ahead and try.”
I wanted to see if I could emulate his work digitally.
This particular piece was an earlier attempt. I am continuing to push the development of painted layers.

Abstract Rose

Abstract Rose by Tricia Dewey
Apps used: Digital piece created using a Laser toner transfer on a gelatin plate with acrylic inks combined with my own photos. Edited on the iPad using Art Studio Pro, Filters, Snapseed.

Abstract 2

Abstract 2 by Tricia Dewey
Apps used: Created on the iPad by combining several gelli prints. Apps used: Art Studio Pro, Filters, Snapseed.

El Ombligo de la Luna

El Ombligo de la Luna by Jorge Daniel Segura
From the series: Bedtime Stories for my Dogs.

Apps used: Straight out of the iPhone native camera
Too many versions of just one source image mixed/masked/layered in Image Blender and icolorama, and intermittently textured, also many times, in Stackables. Finished in Snapseed and DecoSketch.
Some images from the same series most of them mixed with other finished pieces:

www.flickr.com/photos/inenarrar/48376219261/in/photostream/
www.flickr.com/photos/inenarrar/48632703501/in/photostream/
www.flickr.com/photos/inenarrar/48613655018/in/photostream/

Lungomare

Lungomare by antonio giustini
Apps used: Hipstamatic 343/Sergio/Sussex

Gigi

Gigi. My Granddaughter by PJD-DigiPic
Apps used: Used the Apple photo editing, enhancing tool on my iPad.
Backstory:Taken at a family dinner, my granddaughter was sitting opposite me, I asked her to look up and shot the photo.

Venice

Venice by Sheldon Serkin
Apps used: Straight out of the iPhone native camera

"Spring Arbor, Michigan"

“Spring Arbor, Michigan.” by Paul Ewing.
Apps used: iPhoneography on iPhone 7 Plus using Waterlogue, SketchArt, PhotoEditor, Superimpose, and Instagram apps.

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Co-author of The Art of iPhoneographyCentral. Founder of iPhoneographyCentral.com

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