Sunday, February 19, 2012

Painteresque: iPhone Diva’s New Fave App

I was asked the other day what might be my favorite iPhone photo art app. That’s hard to answer - because I have lots of favorites - and they change all the time.

It all depends on what I want to convey in an image, and that usually involves a number of apps for each shot. Sometimes I’ve previsualized - taking a shot with a specific app in mind; other times it’s an organic process of just working a photo until it “feels right”.

Occasionally, I run across an app that is a favorite across the board - for almost any image. While I’m usually not a huge fan of “one trick pony” apps, in the case of Painteresque, I’ve made an exception. Because it is simply phenomenal! So I can say that this week, it’s my favorite app.

Here are a few images to give you a taste of what this yummy app can do.

A view of an entryway/garden in Honolulu.

My friends David and Victoria Ruderman (iPhone Diva artist contributors) have puzzles set up in their great room for breaks from work and art play. I loved the play of light on the boards and the repeat of triangles.

A heart shaped leaf on a ginger lei makes a perfect Hawaiian style valentine.

Outrigger canoes at rest on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New iPhone Photo Gallery

iPhoneographer John Derby contributes a few of his favorite iPhone images to iPhone Diva. To create The Green Bar, he used these Apps: Snapseed, Pro HDR, Simply HDR, Grungetastic HD.
 About Iris #4, John says:  "I used only Pro HDR, and Snapseed (get the joke?) on this flower's pic." Love the selective focus here.
 My favorite: One Suspicious Bull was created with Camera + for clarity. Snapseed for straightening, cropping, and detail. Pro HDR, Simply HDR, and Pic Grunger.This photo "was taken at my Granddaughter's house when we stopped to drop off some milk after our ubiquitous trip to Walmart. We live in the tiny town of Chadwick, Missouri, where the only two businesses are Kay's Country Store and the little one-woman post office. Euba is the name of the Post Mistress, and she is the closest thing we have to a mayor, leading the parade as she does each June for "Railroad Days". The old School Bus serves as the bull's shelter in bad weather."