She loves to tell me that there are two bears in the Octopod: one is Shellington, one is Barnacles. This is not true, Shellington is a sea otter and she loves to have me argue that point with her. She has found debate humorous since practically her first words (when she would insist the globe was a ball). Sigh.
Here comes week 18, when Sally Russick of the Studio Sublime prompted us to look for and create an abstract with our lens. She included some great instructions for capturing a light trail. I had big plans and then the week just sucked the life right out of me (boring day job reasons). So Friday afternoon I found myself searching for the app she mentioned may be one to try. Try I did, it didn’t work – it saved white boxes instead of pictures. Never mind, there were all sorts of others to try out. I liked the one called “Slow Camera FREE – Shutter FX for Professional Photographers” catchy name huh?
I was taking pictures basically while shaking my phone at a variety of angles and then there are all manner of different effects you can add. the sample above starts with the view of my curtained window shaking north/south with aqua filter. In the middle is a shot of the TV, drop your right ear to your shoulder and you should see his face. On the right is through the screen looking at next door’s satellite.
This one ended up being my favourite. It has some filter on it too, don’t recall which one. I think there were 12 different ones in the free version, I didn’t take a look at what a purchase gets you. I sure did have some fun though using the light to sketch out a picture.
Now it’s time to see what this creative group came up with right here, on Sally’s blog