That feeling of complete elation you get when you find yourself in an extraordinarily beautiful place? I got that today in Wyndham. Can't remember the last time I got it, but it's what travel is all about. The view from Five Rivers Lookout above Wyndham Port is just wonderful.
Two iPhone shots from today's ramblings, edited on iPad.
Until now, I haven't really taken many 'Pano' shots with the iPhone. The landscape up here lends itself to a widescreen approach to photography, so I have been giving it some time. I'm getting better at editing with Filterstorm too. This is a shot taken yesterday, given some editing in Snapseed for ambience, shadow adjustment and sharpness, and then in Filterstorm which is much better for gradient edits. This is in the St George Ranges, through which the Great Northern Highway passes, on its way to Halls Creek. The afternoon light was perfect.
I shot a separate (and similarly massive) number of swimmers at the swimming carnival on Valentine's Day. As a race timer, I was required to peer over the edge of the pool and click the timer hanging round my neck when the competitor's hand touched the wall. "I can do that left-handed", I thought. So I multitasked, holding the iPhone in my right hand at the same time, shooting in burst mode. Some really pleasing results, after basic edits done in Snapseed, re-sizing in Filterstorm, colour tones added in iColorama (mainly tints) and then some more fine tuning in Lightroom 4. There is a gallery.
Here's how this image was edited.
The original image was shot with the iPhone native camera. I got down low to shoot, lending an 'early morning' feel to the image.
I do my cropping and other basic adjustments in Snapseed. I don't know that I did much else than crop the image. I also don't know why by this stage I had an image size that was less than my ideal 2000x2000. Anyway, the next stage was a re-size in Filterstorm to those dimensions.
Then, I used Phototoaster to get a little detail back in the leaves. Tuneup was the preset that I used. Like that one a lot, although as I get better with Snapseed, I am returning to Phototoaster less frequently now.
Back in July 2013, when this image was shot and processed, I was using Iris a lot. This next step was done using the 'fluorescent' option in Auto-adjust.
Finally, the image was imported into DistressedFX, where I used the 'Charm' effect.
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I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7II, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 6s.