Thursday, June 6, 2013

Across the Universe

Across the Universe - Sailing Boat & Stars at Sunset - Universe texture filter - Stradbroke Island

I recently purchased Wood Camera on iTunes - A simple and easy to use photo editing app, which I have well and truly got my $3 worth out of.

One of my favourite features of the app, is a selection 'textures' that you can apply to your photos. For example, there's a texture that makes your photo look more like a painting, or you can add fading, or scratches, or burns ...Adding a little 'dimension' to the photo and creating something just a little 'different'. 

There was one particular texture I had been hanging out to use called 'Universe', but I couldn't find a photo suitable.
Then I stumbled across this photo, which I had taken at Stradbroke Island (off the Queensland coast) of an old fishing boat.

After a little time spent playing with the colour, lighting and contrast, I was able to apply the 'Universe' texture successfully, creating the finished image shown above.

Pretty impressed with end result, if I do say so myself.

I'm pretty impressed by the image quality too - Considering the fact that I performed the entire editing process on my iphone.

It probably wouldn't hack being enlarged much further than it already is, but I'm just stoked it made it this far!

Tequila Sunrise

 Poppy Hot Pink
Orchids White & Purple Sunset Tequila Sunrise Beach Orange & Purple 
Poppy Poppies Hot Pink 

I have been a bit slack on the photo front of late, choosing instead to update and edit some of my already existing photos.
I've been enjoying experimenting with filters and textures, and uploading them to my Instagram gallery.

Generally I try to keep my photo editing to the bare minimum; I don't want to become one of those photographers who ends up dependent on their editing - I think it would be way too easy to develop lazy habits.
By restricting my photo editing, I'm forced to rely solely on my technique - Which, in turn, will hopefully aid me to better myself as a photographer.

I believe that no amount of editing can ever amount to that of a well executed photo.