Friday, 11 May 2012

Old Lady #iPhoneography #Venice #Venezia #Italy

This old lady is bent almost double, and seems to spend her day walking painfully and increedibly slowly up and down the Riva degli Schiavoni holding out a begging cup. We have no idea what is wrong with her, and most people ignore her as they pass by too consumed in their own concerns. I wanted to photograph her discreetly and in a way that did not invade her personal space or privacy, which is why I went for this back view as she is almost out of the frame, but it is still clear to the viewer what kind of person she is.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Blossom Burst #PlasticBullet #iPad

Just downloaded PlasticBullet app today, after seeing it recommended online, and after a very brief play liking the look of it - lots of potential there I think.

Blue Remembered Dream

Edited in Pixlr-o-matic which has a dizzying number of options, many of which have to be downloaded separately but are all free.

Birch tree and sunlight #phototoaster #scratchcam

Testing out a newly downloaded app Phototoaster, after liking someone else's work created with this app.

It has a very clean user interface and elegant controls, plus an excellent range of effects, but what I found especially useful was being able to see the 'before and after' simply by touching and holding the photograph.