Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Mobile phone photos...

I amused myself today by inventing a new way to play with my mobile phone camera. I have no idea whether anyone else has done it before, but my guess is that at least 1000 people have. I was walking our dogs in the woods as usual and I saw this scene of sun shining through the leaves... and I thought "I have used soft focus filter in a situation like this before". I only had my mobile phone with me, though - no proper camera. So I thought I'd see if I can create a soft focus filter for my mobile phone camera.... by blowing hot air on it. And what do you know - this is what I got! (Ignore the intruding dog in the foreground)

So then I started trying it on different scenes as I walked along with my dogs.

Cool, huh? Well, at least I thought so, as I was getting more and more excited about playing with breathing on the camera... and taking the shot just at the right moment before the glass in front un-fogged completely.

I knew that the soft focus effect would work best with some specular highlights in the scene, so I had to wait around for the sun to come out at this spot.

Next, one of my favourite trees in Stanmer Park - and not only because it is a source of water for the dogs whenever we walk past it.

Here they are... my walking companions... As crazy and silly and fun as usual...

Getting back to photos of trees... thought I'd do a black and white conversion just for the fun of it.

And when I did that, I thought back to some other photos I'd taken recently and did a B&W conversion on another photo taken in the woods. Not that I like trees or anything...

And this last one... another favourite tree of mine in Stanmer Park.

Same in old fashion slightly tinted black and white.

I am still amazed just how much one can do with mobile phone cameras nowadays! I mean, seriously - if someone showed me these photos three years ago and said they'd been taken with a mobile phone, I would have laughed until I cried.

But not anymore!


Moko said...

That's really cool.

Katariina Järvinen said...

Thanks, Moko.... I'm glad someone read it and thinks so, apart from me. ;D