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Loving my camera on the iPhone and photo processings apps.... Here you will find the results of my personal creativity challenge--posted one picture a day for years-now it happens a lot less. The post processing is done using only iPhone or iPad apps. Explore! Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Water Bottle

I'll tell you what....inspiration lies hidden just about anywhere.  This image has been sitting at my side for days going unnoticed all the while.  Then one day I am driving home from work, commuting on the freeway, traffic is stopped.  I look down and notice the sunshine illuminating the water bottle that has been sitting in the cup holder by my side..

A quick draw of my iPhone from its holster, a few shots and traffic starts up again.  It's over just that fast--at least the capture.

Later, in a quiet easy chair moment, I open the original image and begin a quick post-processing session.  Filterstorm is opened and the crop to square is complete in a flash.  Then I head over to the Curves filter in Filterstorm, turn the background dark and paint in the darkness to isolate the bottle--it takes two separate curves adjustments to completely eliminate the entire background by darkening it and then painting out the offending pieces.  A slight touch of saturation and sharpening wraps up the Filterstorm work.  About 2 minutes has past.

Then I open PhotoStudio and find my favorite frame to add to the image.  That's it.  All done.  A traffic jam happenstance moment for capture and a few minutes of post processing.

Water Bottle

Here is the pre-processed image as captured by the iPhone during the traffic jam.

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