I don't know that there's anything technically good about this iPhone image. I like it because I like it. It was just about about the last frame shot in a location that I shouldn't have been in.
There's relatively little processing involved here.
Here's the original image. Not composed well and the golden beam of light is just plain annoying. I did like the reflection in the water on the floor and thought perhaps that could form a more defined element in the image if I flipped it upside down. That might also take the beam of light away from where the eye wants to go too.
I do my basic edits in Snapseed. Here, I have flipped the image, done the basic contrast adjustment and then played with the ambience setting (in "Tune Image"). Ambience is a fun setting to experiment with. I haven't yet come to terms with why sometimes an image benefits from an ambience reduction or (as in this case) an increase. I just do it.
Not entirely sure what I did next. Maybe a touch more saturation, by the look of the red chips. Whatever it was, it was done in Snapseed.
Just lately, I have discovered Oggl by Hipstamatic. Lots of fun to be had there. This edit uses the Loftus lens and Blanko Freedom 13 film.
And the final image is the result of taking it back into Snapseed for some Center Focus. The first preset is usually enough to produce a subtle and satisfying effect.
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