The Waiting Game – Apps Uncovered 19 April 2020

Waiting for bread to bake, for flowers to bloom, for shadows to form, for a chance to walk and breathe easy – and the ironing – well that can wait. These are just some of the themes featured in this week’s apps Uncovered as we focus our attention on the small things that make life rich.

Thank you to Catherine Caddigan for our feature image this week and the inspiration for this week’s Apps Uncovered title “The waiting game.” Her  image depicts a restless soul in various poses moving around the home in anticipation of news and probably human contact, a situation, I am sure we can all easily identify with right now. The presence of a doll, mostly unclothed, perhaps suggests some kind of anxiety about responsiblity or worry for another. Thank you Catherine for sharing your emotive image with us. 

Rounding out the rest of the group this week are the following artists:

Laila Bakker, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Erik Viggh, Kathy Clay, Nigel Reader, dmhimages(Michael Hamments) and Sergio Belyayev.

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

The waiting game

The waiting game by Catherine Caddigan

Apps used: iPhone 8 Plus, SlowShutter, Procreate, Snapseed, Distressed FX.
Backstory: This piece has 13 active layers and eight others that are hidden, and in reserve. I do a lot of collaging in layers in Procreate, selecting, cutting and eliminating, painting and erasing, until I get the feeling I want.

This piece was inspired by the social isolation we are currently observing due to Covid 19. First, recently we have taken in my husband’s mother. This would be difficult under normal conditions but is stressful since we are all tied to the house. I shoot in an empty room, and experiment with apps and new techniques and accumulating imagery. I find this so calming, and distracting. Second, the images are self portraits out of necessity, being unable to connect with the outside world much, but I think they speak to a a general human condition.

2020:092/366. Ik heb het zelf schoongemaakt!

Ik heb het zelf schoongemaakt (I cleaned it myself) by Laila Bakker
Shot with Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apps used: Snapseed
Backstory: Like most of us, I am spending a lot more time at home. I don’t get bored easily and am having fun in the kitchen. This time I made a alternative puff pastry for a Tarte Tatin and quiche. I shot this image to show the mess to my husband, because I cleaned the kitchen myself (this time ;-).

Life Inside Quarantine

Life Inside Quarantine by Ricardas Jarmalavicius

Apps used: Snapseed
Backstory: The 30th day since humans can’t leave their home. Quarantine. Only humans know the meaning of this word. Meanwhile, cats Kasparas and Spirgis continue to live their cat lives.
This photo was taken at our family home in Vilnius, Lithuania, no specially prepared. A random captured moment that holds the whole essence of life in quarantine.

Touch of Pink

Touch of Pink by k.clay1234 (Kathy Clay)

Apps used: Snapseed, iColorama. RainyDaze.
Backstory: Just like everyone else during this tough time, I’ve been spending most of my time at home. The flowers around my house have been offering some uplifting beauty and I been photographing many of them. This is an image of a rose from a bush on the side of our house.
Apps used: snapseed, IColorama. RainyDaze.

Bike Stand #1

Bike Stand #1 by dmhimages (Michael Hamments)

Apps used: Straight out of iPhone Camera.
Backstory: The photo was taken in the early afternoon when the sun was at its strongest. The shadows and the dark black posts of the bike stand made for an interesting abstract. I was especially interested in how well the iPhone camera could handle the sharp contrast of the dark and light elements of exposure. In my mind it handled it flawlessly as no extra post processing was done on this photograph.
Part of the urban landscape that most of us overlook. Featured in an album on my Flickr site called “Parking Lot Geometry”.


Uncurling by Nigel Reader

Apps used: Shot with iPhone and processed with Snapseed.
Backstory: Another “lockdown” image taken in the garden. The primeval quality of these unfurling fronds makes for great subject matter. I have found that to get the best image the camera must be parallel to the subject – otherwise distortion and depth of field issues creep in. The iPhone is so manoeuvrable that it helps with this enormously. Post processing was carried out in Snapseed. I used Healing to remove distractions in the background, Brushes to darken down some areas and then Tune Image to boost saturation a bit. Vignette finished it off along with one of the excellent pre-set frames.


▻apocalyptic_dream◅🎥✨ by Sergiy Beliayev

Apps used: ➡︎1 of 2 photos⬅︎

ᴵᴾᴴᴼᴺᴱ 7+
◗ ᶠᴵᴸᴹᴮᴼᴿᴺ (Kodak Ektar 100)
{direct shot. “zero-click edition”}
◗ ᴴᴵᴾˢᵀᴬᴹᴬᵀᴵᶜ ᶜᴸᴬˢˢᴵᶜ
/ᴸᴱᴺˢ: Lowy | ᶠᴵᴸᴹ: C-Type Plate | ᶠᴸᴬˢᴴ: Apollo/, ᴬᴰᴶᵁˢᵀᴹᴱᴺᵀˢ
◗ ᶜᴬᴿᴮᴼᴺ ᶠᴼᴿ ᴵᴾᴴᴼᴺᴱ (framing)


’sᴛʀᴇᴇᴛs ᴏғ ᴋʜᴀʀᴋɪᴠ’ sᴇʀɪᴇs🇺🇦

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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



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