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New iPhone Apps

It has been a while since I’ve spent time on the App Store looking around at photo apps. I downloaded a few tonight. For this photo  I used 3 different Apps for different effects. There are so many amazing treatments you can do to the photos, all right on the iPhone, and there is always the option to process further on the computer.

1) original

2) added peeling paint texture

3 ) desaturated

4) added grunge

Note: the original photo was not taken on my iPhone – I just chose it from one of my iPhone photo galleries to test the various apps.


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Dinner plus sunset minus the moonrise

My friends called and invited me to dinner this evening. I grabbed a camera and went to meet them. I guess we technically could be celebrating Bastille Day but we went to a steak restaurant (delicious) and not to anyplace French (as if we would have gotten in).  The camera I grabbed was the XZ-1 as I am still working on learning it and it is small enough to put in my pocket (yes, it was a big pocket). I arrived a few minutes early and had a seat at the bar.

So, I do have the obligatory photos of lemons, limes and my gin and tonic. And yes, I do have a picture of Angela and Jason with the dark red restaurant walls making them look a bit sunburned. Always a little weird in the summer to finish dinner and still have be so light.  But it was eight o’clock so the sun should have been starting its rapid descent. Chrissy Field seemed to be calling my name to watch the sunset. The wind was blowing so hard I really did need to wait in the car and and hang out until the sun to dipped low enough to not completely blow out any exposure. Well when the wind blows fog does follow….but thankfully tonight it stayed pretty clear and the fog hovered in one small area over the Marin Headlands. I got some reasonable shots and decided to head towards Fort Point to get closer to the bridge only as I got closer the light got much worse.

After I turned around to head back home…..I was astonished and dismayed as I realized I was looking completely in the wrong direction this evening!  Looking back toward the city there was an amazing moon rising and it was still not too bright and it was well below the top of the tall buildings. I will have to live with that picture n emblazoned in my brain because I was driving and there was no place to stop and pull over. I drove around looking for another amazing vantage point, but sadly I had missed the photo op. I need to look up the moonrise information for tomorrow and maybe have another go at it!


I’ve added a larger version of this image in the Golden Gate Gallery.



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