Failing to prepare is…

Failing to prepare is…

My colorstrokes of a New Orleans streetcar

My colorstrokes of a New Orleans streetcar

It’s worth the drive to Acton Americana Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

It’s worth the drive to Acton

Americana Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic
John S Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

John S Lens, Blanko Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic

I am still working on my photo documentary project and was out taking photos of another Coke sign on Sherman N.  These nearby mailboxes caught my eye.  I used Morelomo on the iPhone, and then added some grunge in Snapseed to get this vintage effect.  Another distraction from what I am supposed to be doing.  

I am still working on my photo documentary project and was out taking photos of another Coke sign on Sherman N.  These nearby mailboxes caught my eye.  I used Morelomo on the iPhone, and then added some grunge in Snapseed to get this vintage effect.  Another distraction from what I am supposed to be doing.  

Before the invention of modern billboards, sign painters used to paint advertisements and company names directly onto building walls. They were once prolific in many industrialized cities. Most have faded with time, becoming nearly unrecognizable.  These gradually fading painted signs are known as ghost signs.  These signs can be found on the side of a building on James St. N in Hamilton, across from the Armoury.

Before the invention of modern billboards, sign painters used to paint advertisements and company names directly onto building walls. They were once prolific in many industrialized cities. Most have faded with time, becoming nearly unrecognizable.  These gradually fading painted signs are known as ghost signs.  These signs can be found on the side of a building on James St. N in Hamilton, across from the Armoury.

I have recently been intrigued by the Holga effect and ordered a camera from China to play around with. I love the artsy way the photos turn out, and the fact that you never know exactly what you get until the film is developed makes it all the more interesting.  In the meantime, I found an app or the iPhone called Morelomo that applies an effect to photos taken within the app.  As with an actual Holga camera, you never know what you will get until the photo is “developed”.  As such, some photos turn out very cool, and some not so interesting. The colours can be pretty garish in some photos.   I took this one while caching in St. Catharines.  

I have recently been intrigued by the Holga effect and ordered a camera from China to play around with. I love the artsy way the photos turn out, and the fact that you never know exactly what you get until the film is developed makes it all the more interesting.  In the meantime, I found an app or the iPhone called Morelomo that applies an effect to photos taken within the app.  As with an actual Holga camera, you never know what you will get until the photo is “developed”.  As such, some photos turn out very cool, and some not so interesting. The colours can be pretty garish in some photos.   I took this one while caching in St. Catharines.  

I don’t drink the stuff, but there are cups everywhere!  Playing with a grunge filter in Snapseed for Mac.

I don’t drink the stuff, but there are cups everywhere!  Playing with a grunge filter in Snapseed for Mac.

New technique using distort filter to make a new world.  I am not totally happy with the gradient fill.  I need to know how to add more to the fill….next lesson I guess.

New technique using distort filter to make a new world.  I am not totally happy with the gradient fill.  I need to know how to add more to the fill….next lesson I guess.


Karyn and I went out for lunch at Montana’s and we started to play around with our iPhone cameras and crayons.  I took a photo in grid photos, and then played around with different filters until I got this effect.  I actually like it better than the photo!

Karyn and I went out for lunch at Montana’s and we started to play around with our iPhone cameras and crayons.  I took a photo in grid photos, and then played around with different filters until I got this effect.  I actually like it better than the photo!