Category Archives: 2009

Hipstamatic Shape Collage

Stumbled upon Shape Collage today – what a fun little program.  I downloaded the free version and generated a collage of all my pictures in iPhoto with the tag “hipstamatic”.  Love the results.

Hipstamatic Shape Collage

Hipstamatic Shape Collage


Tinkerbell in lights

Tinkerbell light display, iPhone 3GS, DXP and Camerabag App

Tinkerbell in lights

This was taken using iPhone 3GS and is a photo of Tinkerbell in lights at the WInter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. It was then processed using the DXP app, with a mirror image left to right, then top to bottom. Finally I reprocessed in Camerabag to brighten the colours a little bit. Very interesting result. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover all these fantastic iPhone photography apps.

Flower on the beach: iPhone & Lo-Mob

iPhone 3GS and Lo-Mob

Taken with iPhone 3GS and Lo-Mob app

Original photo taken along Southsea seafront using iPhone 3GS. Processed using Lo-Mob app. I love how the contrast between the flower and pebbles is more vibrant than on the original

My other Lo-Mob iPhone pictures can be seen here on flickr

Toronto Zoo gatecrasher

Woodpecker taken with camerabag

Photo taken at Toronto Zoo although he isn’t actually an inhabitant of the zoo – just hanging around in the general area, as you do. I heard this guy for ages before eventually spotting him. Photo taken with Panasonic DMC-FZ7 and processed using CameraBag Desktop and Lolo filter.

iPhone 3GS Pano App one year on

I downloaded the Pano App for iPhone in mid-January 2009 and it quickly became one of my favourite and most used apps.  One year on it remains one of my all time favourites.  It’s even better now that the iPhone (3GS) has an improved camera and whenever I am out and about I’m on the lookout for new Pano opportunities.   I travelled a hell of a long way in 2009 (188,000 km flown according to my Tripit account) and have had the opportunity to see many beautiful places:  New York, Sydney, Tasmania (my home-state in Australia), Canada and Portsmouth (my new hometown in the UK).  These pictures on my flickr account were all taken using the Pano App on either the original iPhone or the new iPhone 3GS

This picture, taken from the Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favourites from 2009.  I have no idea who the lady is in the picture.

If the snow won’t come to me… (Blue Mountains)

Today I took a trip up to Blue Mountains for a bit of snowy fun.  If the snow won’t come to me then I’ll just have to go to the snow.   It’s a picture perfect little village just a couple of hours drive from Toronto.  I’m sure they get a lot more snow than was on the ground today, but it was fun to walk around in the snow.  Lunch was enjoyed sitting by an outside fire – shame I had to drive otherwise a glass or two of wine would have topped things off nicely.  Pictures taken using Panasonic DMC-FZ7 (not my iPhone this time)

Toronto Zoo in sub-zero temperatures

So on Tuesday it was about -12C in Toronto and what better way to spend it than in the great outdoors!  Yes, I spent about  4 hours wandering around the Toronto Zoo in the freezing cold, but I was well wrapped up and didn’t really feel the cold too much.  I took the pictures below at the Zoo using my Panasonic DMZ Fz-7 (I really needed the zoom to get up close with the animals)