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.
Science | Football | Rock 'n' roll | Photography. Only doing one of those here.