Autumn on the iPhone

The last two days I’ve strolled out at lunch time with just my iPhone. This, of course, is not the best camera in the world but it is handy. Here are a few pictures from the iPhone.

The skies in the picture below were dramatically darker than seen here. I did try to post-process this picture to enhance the black but not too successfully.

The common ivy – possibly the best signal that autumn has arrived. The vibrant reds and oranges highlight and make even the most drab of buildings come to life!!

Ivy adorns a brick garage in the village of Ickleton, Cambridgeshire
Ivy leaf

Other leaves are also changing colour at this time of the year. Soon everything will be barren.

But there is always light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

Footpath between Ickleton and Hinxton villages in Cambridgeshire

All these images were touched-up in the iPhone Snapseed app.


Experimenting with Camera! on Iphone

I don’t know how many photo apps I’ve been through since I started on the Apple iPhones. With each release of the iPhone the camera gets better and so do the apps that support more functionalities. At this moment, I have snapseed, camerabag, instagram, camera! and a few others installed on the phone. No one app does everything I want, which mean tweaking and manipulating pictures across multiple applications.

The one that seems to come closest (at the moment) appears to be camera! (with the exclamation). I like this because it allows me to choose an exposure point and focus point separately. This is useful as I can under- or over-expose my pictures based which part of the image I wish to use to lighten or darken. The filters are decent too.

Here are a couple of these pictures processed with Camera! with the originals for comparison.

Wetlands near the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Processed)
Original Image taken from within the application

The next set of pictures are a closeup of one of the plants. Given that there are about 255000 different combinations between the choice of preset, filters and textures (cost £6.99/$9.99), the possibilities are endless.

Processed with Camera!
Unprocessed image taken from within application

The application is free and comes with only 36 free presets, filters, textures and frames (9 each), but I like it (so far!), and I’m sure there’ll be something else in the future which I will like even more!