Apps Uncovered 7 May 2017 – Fresh & New!

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Selected by Bob Weil

This week’s Apps Uncovered presents a selection of what I found to be the most compelling images for the week in our Flickr group, across a wide range of styles and subjects – but with one commonalty: all of these artists are fairly new to our Flickr group and (to my knowledge) have never before been featured. Occasionally, we get the quibble (which we think is unfounded – but impressions are everything) that we select from the same pool of artists each week.

This week’s lead artwork, Vodnjan (Dignano) by Luca Iacobellis, is a nicely composed capture of a cracked and heavily patched wall in Croatia, with strongly contrasting wood window shutters.

Misty Pittman, J.M. Hill, Luca Iacobellis (a second piece), Angelo Merluccio, Joe Lin, Photo Graphic, Sergey Varaksin, Tony De Ieso and Robin S. complete the week’s selections from newcomers to our group.

If you’d like to see your images in the running for selection to our weekly Apps Uncovered feature, be sure to list the apps you used to create your image when you upload it to the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group. (And as an added bonus to other members who would love to learn from your successes, consider adding the “Backstory” describing the creative process that led you to capture and process the image as you did.)

Vodnjan (Dignano)

Vodnjan (Dignano) by Luca Iacobellis

App used: Hipstamatic, using Lente Jane, Pellicola Ina’s 1982, Nessun Flash
Backstory: I captured this wall on an house walking in Croatia in Vodnjan, during summer 2015. Light diffusion in the sky was soft and uniform, it was a natural light diffusion, no sun and white and cloudy, with no shadows and no hard light. So I have a glimpse to this wall and i was captured by the contrast between the orange/brown of the window and the pale white like a cream tone from the wall.

I composed the shoot with the window in the middle on the horizontal version, and on 2/3 from the left side on the vertical one.

When no one is watching

When no one is watching by Misty Pittman

App used: Snapseed
Backstory: This photo was actually meant to be a “throw away” piece. I’ve been feeling stuck on creating a new series of work and my process to get unstuck is to just start taking photos, which then leads me to ideas. On this particular day, the light in my apartment was perfect, the day was warm, and the music was playing. So I danced and let the iPhone self-timer catch me.

Looking at the photos later, I realized that this captured exactly how I was feeling at that time… comfortable, playful, and happy.

Chalk art

Chalk art by J.M. Hull

App used and backstory: I discovered this wonderful collection of drawings while walking my dog (which you will often see featured in my Photostream) and had to snap a few photos. This was edited in Adobe Lightroom and since it was a very cloudy day I needed to add a lot of contrast, clarity and vibrance to make the drawings pop.

Windy evening w friends few hours ago walkin in #Rosolina beach **LukeLooking.com** #blackandwhite #bnw #bnw_society #bw #bw_crew #bw_lover #bw_photooftheday #bw_society #bwstyleoftheday #bwstyles_gf #bwwednesday #fineart_photobw #blackandwhite #igersbnw

Windy evening w friends few hours ago walkin in #Rosolina beach by Luca Iacobellis

App used and backstory: It was just a pair of weeks ago, i do often have a walk at the seaside near Venice during spring and summer weekend, so this was a perfect occasion. We are about 10-15 km away from the ancient centre of Venice, the job season for bathhouses in the neighborhood is not started yet. So it was a perfect situation to catch a picture of desolation and anxious feelings at the same time, cloudy weather was the perfect plus for this moment.

So I used the native iPhone camera app, shoot directly in 1:1 mode to compose with more precision, waiting for my friends become so small near the horizon, exactly in the middle. Then I put the image on Instagram [my name there is Luca27379] with a soft elaboration in contrast and a bit of sepia tone.

iPhone EXIF Data:
f 2.2
1/964 sec
iso 32
lens 4mm (39mm in full frame format)

sunburst

Sunburst by Angelo Merluccio

App used: Shot on an iPhone 6+ front facing camera, using Apple’s default camera app, edited using Apple’s Photos app and I used the Chrome filter to add a bit of pop.
Backstory: The shot was taken on a New York City dreary rainy morning. The umbrella suddenly opened and the burst of color was overwhelming, all this as I was walking. Never a dull day.

Into The Clouds

Into The Clouds by Joe Lin

Apps Used: ProCam, Flickr
Back Story: I was in Wall Street, New York to meet up with a client. It was a chilly, cloudy day out that seemed on the verge of raining. As I looked left to cross the street I noticed the convergence of the buildings around the corner. Looking up, I found this interesting scene of the fog/clouds merging with the tallest building in view. I decided to take a quick photograph before heading off to meet with the client.

Untitled

Untitled by Alberto Marconato

Apps used and backstory: As far as my photo is concerned, I took it during a simple Friday evening walk…the sky was red and the little town where I live, Castelfranco Veneto, not far from Venice, Italy, was quiet and silent…I was looking at the ancient buildings of the city center while, out of nowhere, came an interesting vintage car, running toward me…I picked up my iPhone 5 and waited for the car to pass in front of me, ready to take the right shot. As soon as I got the pic, I slightly edited it with Snapseed. I was focused on the composition while I took it so I barely cut it with the app and straightened it a little, then I tweaked a little bit the contrast and the overall sharpness. The colors of the warm evening made the rest to the general atmosphere of the shot.

#Y #gYmnastics #blackandwhite

#Y by Photo Graphic

Apps used: I took the pic with an iPhone 6, edited with apple App Photo and added some light instagram effect
Backstory: I took the image on the backstage of a volleyball contest, a boring girl was performing some gym moves.

Untitled

Untitled by Alberto Marconato

Apps used and backstory: As far as my photo is concerned, I took it during a simple Friday evening walk…the sky was red and the little town where I live, Castelfranco Veneto, not far from Venice, Italy, was quiet and silent…I was looking at the ancient buildings of the city center while, out of nowhere, came an interesting vintage car, running toward me…I picked up my iPhone 5 and waited for the car to pass in front of me, ready to take the right shot. As soon as I got the pic, I slightly edited it with Snapseed. I was focused on the composition while I took it so I barely cut it with the app and straightened it a little, then I tweaked a little bit the contrast and the overall sharpness. The colors of the warm evening made the rest to the general atmosphere of the shot.

Mobilografika #3

Mobilografika #3 by Sergey Varaksin

Apps used: Studio Lighting Fomex HD 400. Apple iPhone 4S. Hipstamatic 331

Morning on the Lake

Morning on the Lake by Tony De Ieso

Apps used: Apple 6 Plus Camera App for framing and editing
Backstory: Staying at a friends cabin and was woken up by the sun shining through the blinds. I had walked out on the back deck and came upon this beauty of a day. Seeing the fog role over the lake, sun shining through the trees, with the rays warming the land, and not a sound to hear, it just made the scenery a perfect picture. I grabbed my phone and started clicking away. Unlike most of my pictures, where I usually spend some time on the app to adjust the picture to the way I prefer, I didn’t haven’t to edit all that much, mostly framing the picture, nature covered the rest.

Tree, mountains and sun

Tree, mountains and sun by Robin S.

Apps used are: Default camera app of iPhone 7 and Snapseed.
Backstory: It was an early morning trip to a hill outside the trip; wanted to take some pics of the landscape during the golden hour.

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