Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Back From the Beach; On To Deutschland!

I spent last week on Sunset Beach in North Carolina with my husband, parents, and brother's family. Unfortunately neither of my boys was able to come due to prior commitments, but nonetheless we had a lot of fun hanging with my nieces and nephew, who are my sons' age.

About to go to dinner: Seafood Platters with plenty of Hush Puppies and Sweet Tea!

Wine Tasting:

Hippie Husband:

Preppy Husband:

Tonight we're leaving for a couple of weeks in Germany! Munich, Cologne, Berlin and places in between. Bon Voyage!

Friday, June 4, 2010

iPhone App: Camerabag

I recently found this app mentioned in a magazine and I see Hollister Hovey has been playing with it too.

For $1.99, Camerabag allows one to change iPhone photos into something really special. There are twelve camera options:

"Helga" - Square-format toy camera with washed-out highlights and old-school vignetting.
"Colorcross" - Hazy, chemical color-swapping straight from the darkroom.
"Instant" - No need to shake this instant-developing film.
"Magazine" - Rich tones for glossy pages.
"1974" - Your father's camera: faded, tinted, and hip.
"Lolo" - Shoot from the hip and take life as it comes with vibrant, colorful shots.
"Cinema" - Dramatic, moody coloring with a widescreen aspect ratio.
"Silver" - From the earliest days of photography, when taking a shot was a much larger production than it is now.
"1962" - Dynamic, high-contrast black and white from the photojournalism of a bygone era.
"Mono" - Smooth, refined, balanced black and white.
"Infrared" - Simulation of the popular landscape photography technique.
"Fisheye" - Go ahead, get too close to the lens.
"Original" - Just in case you got it right the first time.

I experimented with a photo of my husband preparing his absinthe. Which camera style do you think is the best suited to this subject matter?