Reading about Topaz filters made me think about filters I use, namely the ones supplied by Android apps. Many of these, retro filters, break the images down rather than enhancing them. Mind you that is not necessarily as bad as it sounds. Exciting mood pictures can be created and working with them often is fun fun fun.
When going out with photographic plans I have a camera with me but at all other times I end up using the telephone a lot. These phone photos end up in a photo drawer called Dropbox. If they are edited the process commonly goes through Android apps rather than Photoshop. The fact that on the small phone screen imperfections sometimes are missed lends a sense of adventure to the process. It ties in with the idea expressed by a man I used to know, that God hates a coward.
My phone has a variety of editing apps installed to mix and fine tune certain effects. Nevertheless often when seeing results of others as well as of my own I recognize the app used. I reckon that it’s easy to overuse certain effects. From the other side the same filters can turn boring pics into something way more exciting.
As an afterthought I take issue with serious photographers who poo poo telephone photography. Remarks to that point show up in comments fairly regular. Phone photography is more spontaneous than big camera photography and often deals with relevant issues and definitely can be a form of art.
The subject-matter of this blog originally was supposed to be more than just photography, but that idea appears to have gone largely by the wayside. So it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and show a few photographs and their edited counter parts.
First of all the Arctic Fox ll
And here is its alter ego.
Filtered and framed it becomes this.
Another beauty is the Hardy Maid.
I like the reflection of the float house.
Then there is the totem pole in Hecate Park
I used Snapseed as the editor. It was a great program until it froze up which caused its immediate uninstall.
The way I could open up the statue’s dark side was wonderful and that’s all folks!
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