Saturday, December 10, 2011

In the Shadow of a Crumbling Heart

Camera App: Hipstamatic with Loftus lens, DC film, Jolly Rainbo 2x flash (flash physically triggered)

Apps used for postprocessing:
PhotoStudioHD - for a pencil drawing effect.
Blender - to blend the pencil drawing with the original photo which added the structure to the picture. Again I used Blender a lot to create this picture and I don't recall every single step anymore. I also created a version where I applied the Exclusion effect and I used that version again to blend it with the previous one. I created a b/w version in MonoPhix to blend it in too...
Photo fx Ultra - to add a slight Smoque effect which enhanced the light on top and behind of the heart cookie.
TouchRetouchHD - for some minor corrections.
Camera+ - for the Vintage frame as well as for some color enhancement.
Crop Suey - to crop off part of the Vintage frame which was a bit large after my taste.
King Camera - to add frame #12.
A+Signature - for the copyright watermark.

This picture was made after pure intuition as I enjoyed a cup of coffee and some Christmas cookies after yesterday's dinner with my family. My daughter brought the cookies from school where the kids bake them to sell them for a charity cause. There was that heart cookie left and I plaid around with my Hipstamatic and it's new Foodie SnapPak before I finally ate it. I end up with the photo that served as the base to make this picture from it. I had been playing around with quite a bunch of apps until I was satisfied with the result. But that's the fun part in iPhoneography - playing around with apps, testing this and testing that, until one finally get's what one was looking for. Following always the same procedures to create a picture is way too boring ;o).



  1. Nice Gaston! I so enjoy your blog!

  2. Thanks a lot for your support, nanthor ;-). I'm glad you like it.