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Apps Uncovered 31 July 2016 – Poetry in isolation

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Welcome to the this week’s Apps Uncovered.

The splendid isolation of Teffra’s image “The photographer” steals the top spot this week depicting the photographer as very much the outsider seeking form, colour and shape – and always alone..and so Poetry in isolation became this week’s inevitable theme..something beautiful and sad about the inevitable state of our human existence.. especially as artists who often don’t always feel completely immersed in a situation but feel compelled to capture it – as observers…and I have also added a couple of images that I just loved or simply intrigued and  don’t necessarily fit the theme.

Rounding out the rest of this week’s talent are the following top iPhone photographers and artists…Tomaso Belloni, Kathy Clay, Cathrine Halsør, Em Kachouro, James Green, Scott Woodward, Roy Savoy, Firery Broome and Kristie Benoit.

To find out more information about each image, roll your cursor over the photo. Also, click on the image to find out more about the artist’s work on Flickr.

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful images on our iPC Flickr group and wishing you all a great iPhone shooting and editing week!

Thank you to everyone who submits to our weekly Flickr showcase. If you would like to be considered the weekly gallery, join our iPC Flickr group by clicking here.

The photographer

The Photographer by Tessera

Apps used: Slowshutter, Snapped and Mextures.
Backstory: I ‘m used to come regularly in Parisian museums . Foundation LouisVuitton has become one of my favorite places because the exhibitions are nice but I especially admire the architecture of the building. The photo has been taken on the terrace overlooking an incredible view of Paris and La Défense
Man is in the process of taking a picture. Its allure is timeless and fits perfectly to the specificity of the terrace

App used : I use slowshutter application to take the picture. The post processing was done using retouch to remove elements to lighten the scene I used Snapseed and mextures to improve exposure and apply filters

 

Repeating yourself over and over

Apps used: I shot the photo with the iPhone default camera app and edited it in Snapseed and Hipstamatic (Sergio lens and Liberty film). Backstory: I finally visited a new area of town in Milan, which I knew would be good for photos. A few buildings reflecting upon each other. The sun was scorching, but this did not deter me. This photo was taken from under a roof in the middle of the square, which not only provided shadow, but also additional reflections. I liked the combination of colors.   Restaurant CornerApps used: The apps I used were iColorama and Rays. I also used snapseed for the initial adjustments.
Backstory: Thanks for considering my image for the weekly selection. I took the original photo at a restaurant here in San Diego where we went for brunch a few weeks ago. I turned around and saw the large vase in the corner and thought I could create a nice image from it.

 

Nature may heal

Nature may heal by Cathrine Halsør

Everybody needs beauty
as well as bread,
places to play in
and pray in
where nature may heal
and cheer and give strength
to the body and soul.
– John Muir

Apps used: I used Snapseed and VSCO to edit this image, which was shot with my iPhone 6S+

Backstory: It was an early Sunday morning and I was in a cabin up in the mountains of Eastern Norway. It was a peaceful morning, and the fog was quietly covering my surroundings, like a soft blanket. The lake looked so different from the day before.
I had to run in to get my camera. I really felt this Haiku moment with my whole being, there by the lake. It didn’t last long. When the sunbeams broke through the fog, everything slowly changed. And the magic moment was gone.
But the day turned out to be bright and sunny, and I felt happy to experience my little Haiku morning moment, captured with my camera.

Catch

Apps used: Shot with standard Apple app, edited with Matter app and Instagram filter.
Backstory: When I came back from our garden with handfuls of berries, I felt like a fisherman coming home with a catch.

I put the raspberries on my Grandma Rosa’s wooden table, took a photo from above with my standard iPhone camera app. I opened the photo with Matter, one of my favourite apps, and chose the effect I call “whirl” or “wrap” (depending on how I use it). I adjusted it to the outlines of the raspberry still life and chose the filigree surface pattern. In a lot of cases I like to create an animated 3D effect to my artworks (I call “poetic loops”, see www.instagram.com/kachouro), but in this image I preferred just the still life. I uploaded it to Instagram, choosing a desaturated filter.

205/366Apps used: This image was taken on a iPhone 6 and processed in Snapseed. Backstory: This image is part of my 366 project. Unfortunately I was running out of time to do anything for it so I had to act fast to come up with a idea and this was the end result. It was taken on a iPhone 6 and processed in Snapseed. https://flic.kr/p/K7o4R5 Life imitates art by Scott Woodward Apps used: iPhone 6S + Snapseed. Backstory: I made this photograph in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada after my wife and I enjoyed lunch with my family and our friends. We passed this giant mural on the wall of a building as we walked back to our car and I had an idea: I asked Stacey if she would cross the street, walk back a few yards and then stroll past the painting again — this time holding her iPhone, of course — so that I could make a picture of the scene. Art of life imitating art, I guess. "Time"

Time by Roy Savoy

Apps used: Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Bench Warmers.

Bench Warmers by Scott Woodward

Apps used: iPhone 6S + Snapseed
Backstory: We are Canadian but my wife and I live in Singapore. Both our families still live in Canada, and every summer we make the journey back to the small Ontario communities they call home. One of the highlights of our annual holiday is the time we get to spend with our four nieces. On this particular afternoon my wife and I took the two youngest girls for ice cream in the community of Fonthill where I grew up as a boy. I made this photograph out front of the ice cream shop as Stacey and Kaitlyn (2 years-old) sat together chatting and enjoying their cold treats on a hot summer afternoon.

Green and White -ColorApps used: Captured with iPhone and Olloclip Macro Lens. Edited on the iPad in Snapseed. Backstory: Green and White -Color The color version of some Spring time chickweed. A little clumping weed that seems to be able to grown in just about the worse dirt available. The flowers a very small. I pretty happy with the way the phone and olloclip macro lens were able to capture them. The original post was the black and white version. You can view it here if you care to compare them: www.flickr.com/photos/firerybroome/26014668070/ only she had fallen Apps used: Camera+ and Mextures. Backstory: I shot this in CAMERA+ using the self timer. I wanted the image to be a bit blurred, as if falling, so as the shutter was releasing, I was moving. My post processing was done in MEXTURES. This is my “go to” app for 90% of all my edits. The mood of my image was expressing the feelings of falling for someone and not having it reciprocated. UndeniedUndenied Your softly spoken words Release my whole desire Undenied Totally   And so bare is my heart, I can’t hide And so where does my heart, belong   Beneath your tender touch My senses can’t divide Ohh so strong My desire   Undenied | Portishead    Processed with VSCO with b6 preset
Apps used: Shot with Camera+ and editing with VSCO and Snapped.
Backstory: I used CAMERA+ for the self timer, with post processing in VSCO and SNAPSEED. I accompanied my image with lyrics from a song by Portishead, called “Undenied”, as I felt it fit the mood of my image and accurately expressed my feelings in the moments of creating this portrait.

 

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Apps Uncovered 24 July 2016

Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most compelling images for the week, across a wide range of styles and subjects.

This week’s lead artwork, by veteran iPhoneographic artist Catherine Restivo, is a lovely evocation of spring in the form of a dragonfly perched on a stalk of grass, with the background cast in soft blur.

Janice Grinsell, Chris Harland, columnsovsleep, marianne rieter, Scott Simpson, Kent DuFault and Ludwig Wagner complete this week’s selections.

If you’d like to see your images in the running for consideration in our weekly Apps Uncovered feature, be sure to list the apps you used to create your image when you upload it to the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group. (And as an added bonus to other members who would love to learn from your successes, consider adding the “Backstory” describing the creative process that led you to capture and process the image as you did.)

Dragonfly

Dragonfly by Catherine Restivo

Apps used: I used Snapseed and VSCO to edit the image, which was shot with my iPhone 5S
Backstory: I was hiking an elevated trail on Assateague Island (on the Maryland side) and came upon a bunch of dragonflies (one of my favorite insects!) This guy must have liked the attention because he just chilled out and posed for me…and I got pretty close too. It was a good day.

Eventually the feeling stills

Eventually the feeling stills by janice grinsell

Apps used: I worked with pastels and charcoal on paper to create the initial piece. Squareready and Imageblender were the apps used to create the feel of a chimerical world.
Backstory: This image was born in the pre dawn light. When our pain and struggles are illuminated. When vulnerability pounds fiercely. When the deep want spills forth with intense desire for someone or something unattainable. It’s a reminder to step outside the turmoil and embrace the calm.

The Cullin Hills, from Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye

The Cullin Hills, from Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye by Chris Harland

Apps used: Filterstorm Pro (sharpening), Snapseed (slight tonal and colour adjustments etc…), Camera+ (to add border & some colouring), Photo Toaster and Stackables
Backstory: My first visit to this justly famous location came at the end of a long, full day exploring the Isle of Skye.

I’d seen many photographs of this location, some truly stunning, and each of which convinced me that I was to set to wander alone through some deserted, out of way lonely Glen to find this (what I thought must be) difficult to reach spot.

My suspicions were raised that I may be in for a surprise when I passed two small coaches on the small road down to the Glen Brittle parking spot. And further raised when i got there – and for the one and only time during my entire week long journey I had to carefully seek a parking spot.

Normally, given those two indications, I’d be turning around and heading away from scene with all haste – crowded spots rarely make evocative landscape images of the highlands…..but the sheer beauty and drama of the location convinced me that it’d be foolish to pass up the chance of at least trying, and that – given I remain uncertain of when and if I’ll ever return – seizing the day was somewhat in order.

So I donned my boots and cut my way through the throng to the spot you see here, this small set of falls with four outlets setting the scene for the moody, Mordor-esque Black Cullin mountains.

Much as the image would seem to place me in the bitter wilds of Skye, I was accompanied – at this point – by the elderly, the infirm, children and animals alike. Lonely i was not.

It’s wonderful that such a dramatic place can be so easily accessed and enjoyed by so many, and i celebrate such inclusiveness….but after four days of almost complete exclusivity in every location I’d visited it was just something of a ‘jolt’

Nevertheless I hope it doesn’t lessen the impact of the image I made, indeed it may even prove that if one is patient and selective, keeps a clear inner vision of how the final image may appear, even the madding crowd need not be an obstacle

FireShot Pro Screen Capture #271 - 'All sizes I gato I Flickr - Photo Sharing!' - www_flickr_com_photos_asleepundercolummnsovlight_28353918625_sizes_c

gato by columnsovsleep

App used: Mextures

FireShot Pro Screen Capture #272 - 'All sizes I Untitled I Flickr - Photo Sharing!' - www_flickr_com_photos_la_ma_rie_27728840593_sizes_c

Untitled by marianne rieter

App used: Snapseed

198/366 Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire.

198/366 Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire by Scott Simpson

Apps used and backstory: This photo of the river lathkill in lathkill dale in the peak district was taken using slowshuttercam app it was then post processed in snapseed. Slowshuttercam app is a great app as it allows you to take images that traditionally you would only be able to capture on a dslr or film camera with a long exposure.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching by Kent DuFault

Apps used and backstory: I saw this interesting scene on my way home from work. I took a different route due to road construction. I have no idea why this whale car was sitting there. I had to take the picture, and I’ll likely use it in my story that I’m publishing on Instagram. I took the shot with my iPhone 6+ and processed it in Snapseed.

Paris

Paris by Ludwig Wagner

Apps used: Camera, Snapseed, Leonardo
Backstory: A beggar in the underpass of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris

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