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Favourite Photo From 2012

I have been away from this blog for quite some time. I haven’t had the motivation that I had at the start of 2012 when the whole world of iPhoneography was opening up for me. I still followed iPhoneography news, played with new apps when they were released. I looked at some amazing art that came across my screen throughout the year and I honestly think that that was where my problem had it’s start. I was trying to match myself up to everyone else’s standards and I felt (and still do) that my efforts were not as good to stand next to other iPhoneographers work. I was intimidated by standards that I had set up for myself and somehow couldn’t break those barriers to move forward.

As I start into 2013 I realise that I have to be easier on myself and go with the flow and see where I can reach to. See how far my mind and my eye will allow me to extend myself.

With that being said, I have taken some photos this year that I am quite pleased with, but my favourite is this one:

Gibson Grin

My favourite shot of the year.

This was taken on Boxing Day, and it ignited a spark that I hadn’t really felt since way back earlier in the first half of the year. It felt quite good. It may not pass muster with some, it may have some issues in exposure, but it caught a moment in time when he was full of joy and smiling for all his worth.

I am not going to make promises that I will being posting daily or weekly, but I am determined that I am going to be out more looking for things that are inspiring to me that I think will push me one step further than the last time I took a shot.

Happy New Year to whomever may read this blog. Here’s to 2013.

Until Next Time…

How Old Is A Tree

You see them everyday. Do you ever really take notice of how long they have been there. You can tell by looking at the gnarled and twisted branches on this tree that it has been here for over a hundred years.

This is a fairly close up shot of a small section of the tree. It should be noted that this is about 4/5’s of the way up the tree and the drop down to ground level is at least thirty feet.

A close up section of an old tree

(Please click image to see larger)

Taken with a Fuji JX400 and resized and farted about with in Photoshop.

Still Waters

For a change I am posting an image taken using my Point and Shoot Fuji JX400. This is really the first chance I have had to get out and use this properly. I wouldn’t have used it as much this time out if my iPhone hadn’t malfunctioned half way through my trip out. I am glad I had this opportunity. I plan on using it more now that I know it’s possible to get good pictures with it.. Well I think they are good.. I am sure anyone with half an ounce of Photographic knowledge would be able to pick a hole the size of the Dartford Tunnel through this image.

It started out as a colour image but I wanted to see what it looked like as Black and White. So I made the alteration in Photoshop and tweaked the contrast a little and as I said, I think it came out quite nicely.

The river through Canterbury

 

Old Fashion Department Store

Whilst out and about I came across this shop. What struck me was that it was proud in it’s heritage. It was proud that it was a department store, you could tell they had something for all occasions. I just wish that my phone hadn’t taken a Battery Dump just as I was taking this shot and refused to boot back up for the rest of the day. Most unexplained and even more annoying.

This was taken with Hipstamatic using John S Lens, BlacKeys SuperGrain Film. It was a little too dark for my liking so I boosted it up gently with Camera Flash. It really is a great app.

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