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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!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lego Man Joe - Catch Up Series

Here are a few images from my ongoing Lego Man Joe project that have not been previously posted.


The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.  Elizabeth Gaskell

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.  Patrick Henry

Helping out with the harvest.

Ice cream!  Did someone say ice cream?

The Golden Sunset Hour

Lego Man Joe and his ninja climbing skills

Lego Man Joe Rises Again...

Change the Ordinary into the Extraordinary. It's All In Post

Yes, most every great photo posted has been enhanced in post production.  It is in "Post" (as we call it) that the magic happens.

Here is an example:

Start with the ordinary--an iPhone photo of Lego Man Joe standing on the edge of a dresser mirror with a black poster board in the background.

The original image capture from the iPhone

Next, comes the "Post" work.

Import the image into the Snapseed app on the iPhone and make a few edits.  1)  Rotate the image to get the dresser edge horizontal.  2)  Darken all the area above the dresser edge.  3)  Crop the image to square.  4)  Enhance the image with a bit of tweaking of brightness, contrast, saturation.  5)  Save a copy of the image.

After Snapseed changes

Now for more magic import the Snapseed image into the Reflect app on the iPhone.  With this app simply add the water and reflection and also add the milky way sky effect.  Save the changes for this magical image.

Changed from the ordinary to the extraordinary -- it's all in "Post"

For those who like borders (which I often add), I imported the image into the Photo Studio app on the iPhone and added my standard border.

With a border

Yes, it is all in post.  That's where you can change the ordinary into the extraordinary!