A further update on my recent obsession with jacking my old photos to hell and back with cheap post-processing tools.
This particular photo was messed about with using Art & Mobile’s “TiltShift Generator” for iOS. There’s apparently an Adobe Air version, but I’ve given up Flash and its bastard stepchildren for not-Lent so I haven’t seen it in action.
I’ve never been too terribly into post processing my photos, but there are so many nice iOS tools (way less overhead than firing up a beast like Photoshop) for doing post-processing now, and they’re really fun to use. I have about a half dozen little $0-$3 tools for doing fun things to pictures.
I always liked this picture, but I was never very happy with the color (the original was very much on the cool side, thanks to misconfigured white balance on the camera) or the DOF. I fixed the DOF with TiltShiftGen and took some wacky liberties with the tint in PS Express, both on the iPad.
The original, for comparison:
iPhone 4 makes a nice “everywhere” camera.
Shot via Pro HDR.
It took 5½ years to get there, but I think this is a nice time to look back on the photos I’ve posted to Flickr over time.
Driving down Jefferson in Ecorse and Wyandotte. Saw the ice floating down the river and liked the way the sun was hitting it. Pulled over in the parking lot of the Pier 500 bar and got a half-dozen shots before my battery died.
None of our men are “experts.” We have most unfortunately found it necessary
to get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert — because no one
ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a
job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing
forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient
he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a
state of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the
“expert” state of mind a great number of things become impossible.
— From Henry Ford Sr., “My Life and Work”