Beach, In Blue And Gold

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in iPhone, Journal, Montage, Photography | Leave a comment

This image began with one idea but then became something entirely different as I processed it. Initially wanting to include a larger element in the foreground, I realised the image needed nothing else and worked well as it was. I liked the combination of the blue and the gold colours, which always work well together.

The final image is comprised of two separate images – one of the sky and the other of the beach. At the processing stage, the trick was blending the two together in a reasonable way. The figures on the beach were retained as they gave a sense of scale, and also acted as a point of interest upon which the eye can rest.

Never For Ever

I had the pleasure of seeing the band ‘Never For Ever‘, a Kate Bush tribute act, at The Ferry in Glasgow at the weekend.

Penny, the singer with the group is pictured here while singing ‘Wuthering Heights’ as the finale of the show, which was very good.

I liked this image for a number of reasons – firstly, because it was very reminiscent of Kate Bush herself singing the same song; and also because the final treatment I gave the image produced the ‘old postcard’ look I wanted, which suited the song and the ethereality of the performance.

Out Of Context

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in iPhone, Journal, Photography, Portraits | Leave a comment

Belhaven Bay is undoubtedly very beautiful. The trouble is, every time I go there, it seems to be swathed in dense fog.

Today, for example, the temperature across the entire United Kingdom was around 25 degrees – and yet, on Belhaven Bay, visibility was around four feet because of the thick coastal fog.

That fog is the reason why this photographer seems entirely out of context – it removed the context and the background; although, I have to say I don’t mind the final image it gave me.

Wishing Away Time

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in iPhone, Journal, Photography | 1 Comment

Sitting in the house, it occurred to me how sometimes we wish away time, wanting it to go quicker so that we can get a bit forward. Rarely a good thing, as we should really treasure every second.

Anyway, I decided to try to make an image to express that notion of wishing away time. With an out-sized pocket watch, some background items and a nearby window, I created this photograph.

Created and processed using an iPhone and iPad.

Arria Afire

An afternoon out with the camera eventually led me to re-visiting the Arria sculpture in Cumbernauld.

Having photographed her previously, I wanted to try something different so I used my iPhone to make an image of her.

Later, I processed this image on the iPhone, using several editing apps such as Artists Touch, Scratch Cam and Photo Toaster. This was the resulting image.