In Bloom

I am amazed that anything within 500 metres of me grows naturally. I have to be the worlds worst gardener. I cut the grass 3 times last summer and half of it died in the Autumn and Winter. I am hoping that it will green up again once the weather starts deciding what it wants to do on a more permanent basis than half hour to half hour.

I was somewhat surprised to see this afternoon that the tree that last year looked anaemic and stick like until at least the end of May beginning of June, this year has started to bloom at the end of March and now looks full of the joys of Spring.

This was taken with Camera+ and then ported over to Snapseed and then back to Camera+ to have the matt Boarder put on the image.

I know I just raved about the joys of Spring, but the atmosphere outside today is decidedly grim. I wanted to amp that feeling up to show some contrast about the changeable weather and conditions we have been having this year so far. It’s crazy that up in Scotland last week there were 30 degree Celsius temperatures and last night 6 inches of snow fell in the same area and it looks like mid January.


This is definitely the last image I will post from my last trip to London.

I don’t want to appear vague, but I have no idea where about in London this was taken or which building it is from. I just saw it and shot two or three images as we whizzed past.

This was taken using the Native Camera App, was brightened up with AcDsee’s Camera Flash and tweaked in Snapseed.

Experimental Day

I am unsure about this image. I mean I like it (I wouldn’t put it up here if I didn’t). There is something just “off centre” about it for me.

The original image was taken with the Native Camera App with an 8x Telephoto lens attached and then I layered it up in Fotomuse. It’s the first time I have seriously played with it and this is the result of about 40 minutes playing with different settings on the same image.

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A Sign

Sat having coffee playing with the new Telephoto lens that had arrived the day before yesterday and I took a test shot of the Archway that stands over the path that leads to the Methodist Church in town. I hadn’t set anything up by way of Lens and Film choice in Hipstamatic, these settings were probably left from the previous shots I had taken.

Taken with Hipstamatic using Chunky Lens, BlacKeys SuperGrain Film

Nellies Alley

To start off with I have NO IDEA who Nelly is.. none whatsoever.

Now on to this here image. I can honestly say, that after 2 years of playing around with an iPhone Camera I finally took a picture that I am actually impressed that it came from my camera. I know this may sound very egotistical, but this is an image I would expect from someone who has has PROPER training in Photography. Having said that I am almost positive that this is a fluke of a shot, and when I go out next I will take 30 or 40 duff shots and have absolutely nothing to post. Also, I have Hipstamatic to thank for 75% of the shot… basically, it was just an opportune moment that I acted on. Which ever way you look at it, I am glad I took a chance.

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Taken with Hipstamatic using Melodie Lens and Blanko Film.

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