You will recall from my last blog post that I now have a new camera that also makes phone calls. It has a much more powerful camera app than my previous phone, and I am still getting to grips with it.
Its “Silky Water” light painting mode is very interesting. It takes a series of images and overlays them. These wind turbine blades clearly show the effect of the repeated images. It was taken handheld at dusk so the non-moving parts were a bit shaky. I’ve added some movement blur in Photoshop to cover my tracks…
No worries about covering up movement blur here as I was moving the phone quite fast. The colours of the clothes in a wardrobe have blended together very nicely. The little swirl I gave makes the image different to what can be achieved by adding dead-straight movement blur in post-processing.
On the last night of my recent photography holiday lead in Whitby we were treated to an open-top bus tour at sunset. It was a great opportunity to look over the high wall surrounding Whitby Abbey. The sun was setting over Kettleness Point to the north-west and it silhouetted the Abbey nicely. It felt a bit odd being on the east coast and seeing the sun set that far round. I shot using HDR mode and edited the image as the tour continued.
I’m sure there are more things to learn about the camera. Being a mobile phone it doesn’t have an instruction book. It’ll be fun finding out!