Time of the Season
It’s cherry time–one of the great treats of the summer. Unfortunately, it does not last nearly long enough.
I picked up some great looking fruit earlier this week and decide to work with it today using Hipstamatic with a couple of different lenses and one film type.
I had been interested for awhile in the film called Cano Cafenol which offers a kind of aged look to an image. My palette tends to run towards warm colors, so this was a natural choice for me. Then I took a series of shots using three different lenses: the Madalena which adds some additional warmth to an image, the Doris which gives extra saturation and contrast and lastly, the Lowy which is supposed to emphasize detail. I will admit part of the challenge I think with the Hipstamatic is the vast number of choices you have before you in taking a picture. To help me sort through I have been relying a lot on the Hipstamatic site which offers brief overviews of most of the films, lenses, and flashes that are available which is a big help in trying to figure out what you might want to do. In each case, I did no post-processing with the images.
So here is the first effort with the Cano Cafenol film and Madalena lens:
Cano Cafenol and Doris lens
and finally Cano Cafenol and the Lowy
It may appear to be merely differences without a distinction in each image, but I could tell there was a slight shift of color and tone in each. Part of the problem was that I lost light and so the images are a bit darker than I would have liked. I could have added flash to each image, but as a rule I do not use them if I do not have to. Also, the borders need to be taken into account as well, as one cherry tended to fall into the right side border area.
In the end, I can see using the Cafenol a lot, but I think I may have to continue experimenting with the different lenses and I am not sure I have found a combination that works for me. The whole process got me to thinking about dedicating at least part of the blog to looking more closely at Hipstamatic and its challenges and opportunities for iPhoneographers.
Images taken with Hipstamatic
For today: Cherries