I remember when I railed about FilterMania2 – then they made it possible to import photos I’d already taken. So taking a classic type of shot (simple flower shot) you can probably find at least two dozen filters on FilterMania2 to apply. You can create endless variations in wallpaper for your iPhone (or other SmartPhone).
This one was taken earlier in the day than tree #1 and the sun washed out some of the color. Consequently, I had to saturate more or the blooms would have looked nearly white.
I cropped, used definition and the center focus/old filter to achieve the vignette appearance. I had to saturate, again, in order to get the same look as being beneath the tree.
Photo taken using iPhone 4S using 645Pro software camera. Using 645 setting, ISO 800, Film replication E6K, late afternoon with sun to the west of the tree. Imported from pictures into Snapseed. Freehand crop, Detail/Structure, 100%, Tuned Image to replicate exact color of tree IRL, Center Focus/Old Lens- lightened up the outer brightness, dimmed the inner brightness and upped the blur a little on the edges. Then I went back and increased detail again to make the petals pop. Added watermark with Phonto.
4S, photo cropped 16:9, details/structure, center focus/old lens (if you’ve been reading, you can tell it is my favorite). I used exterior brightness to make a vignette and highlighted the glitter decal on the shirt. Voila!
Playing a bit with perspective. When I tried to straighten the perspective I lost the power plant. So I left the long boardwalk a little off kilter – and I think it still have a great look to it.
The same boardwalk is in the other photos.
Note: Seabrook Nuclear Plant is just a hop, skip, and a jump from my D.O.’s office – so I got to take myself to the doctor and get a photo op at the same time.
My roommate suggested I write an ebook on how I manipulate my photos to achieve the end result. I’m not sure how to do that or if there would be a market, but I thought I could give a tutorial.
I forgot to save a part-way step or two. Oops. Sorry.
I opened the photo in Snapseed and first cropped the photo to include the fountain on the right and the bench and edge of pond on the left.
Then I used Details/Structure about 76%.
Finally, I applied Center Focus using the Old Lens filter. I placed the focus on the bench, using the small circle and lightened the inner brightness while decreasing the outer brightness while not obliterating the fountain. I blurred to about 30% and then saved.
Here is another view. I cropped it down further and used Details/Structure to 100% and it seems to come out quite nicely with the fountain framed by the tree.
Or you could use Be Funky and add Orton to make it seem sort of other worldly. Apparently I forgot to save that one. (laughing at self) It’s late and I’m kinda tired. That explains it all, yes?