Davide Capponi iPhoneography

Photographic art by Davide Capponi

Posts tagged ‘river’

Lungo Dora

Lungo Dora

This is a view of the river Dora in  Torino. This was shot with my iPhone 5s.

The app used to shot the image was Pro Camera, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Glaze, Tintype, Mextures, DistressedFX and Filterstorm.

At anchor, eager to sail (Happy New Year!)

At anchor, eager to sail

The end of an year is a moment of rest before a new beginning that will see us sail again on waters still unknown, maybe familiar, maybe uncharted. This year for me in photography has been a great one for achievements but the treasure I found and that I will carry with me in the new year are the many relationships with great and supportive artists from all around the world. My wish to all of you is for a 2013 overpouring with creativity and for your wildest dream to come to life!

Davide

This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was Pro HDR, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using  Modern Grunge and PhotoToaster.

November rain

This is a view on via Rodi in Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was Pro HDR, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light,  Pic Grunger, ShockMyPic, Phototoaster and WowFX.

The king of rats

This is a peculiar graffiti on a house in Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was Pro HDR, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light,  Pic Grunger, BlurFX and Phototoaster.

Gran Madre

This is a view on the river Po and the church of Gran Madre di Dio in Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was Pro HDR, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light,  Pic Grunger, BlurFX and Phototoaster.

Naviglio

This is a  naviglio in the countryside outside Milano. This has been shot with my iPhone 3gs.  The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

The stage of history

This is the a funerary monument in the Cimitero Monumentale of Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s .

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image BlenderDynamic Light, Pic Grunger and Modern grunge.

The golden house

This is  a house in Milano. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s .

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image BlenderShockMyPic, Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and Modern grunge.

On frozen water – the making of

Many of you have been asking to see the original shot before editing or the sequence of processing steps that brought to the posted image, and here it is.

 

 

1 – The raw shot

This is the starting shot, it was taken around 1 pm during lunch break on a cold day after snowfall, the weather was cloudy with some sunlight piercing the clouds.

There were seagulls flying on the Naviglio channel in Milano, so to capture them in flight, instead of shooting with HDR Pro app which is quite slow since it does take two shots to create the HDR effect, I used another shooting app called 6×6.  Throughout the shooting session I used an Olloclip wide lens, as can be easily seen by the curved line of the river bank.

Amongst the shots I took I chose this one because the flying seagull can be clearly seen and has a nice vignette of snow around.

 

 

2 – Cropping and basic tuning

I used Snapseed to crop the image so that the subject (the seagull)  was larger and better positioned.

After that I tuned contrast, brightness and saturation.

 

 

3 – Dynamic Light

To enhance and dramatize the image I used Dynamic Light, an app that applies many effects but mainly does a HDR-like effect.

 

 

4 – PicGrunger

PicGrunger applies textures to the image in the so-called “grunge” style. I chose warm textures for this image.

 

 

5 – Phototoaster

Phototoaster is a all-round editor that I find very good for final balancing and refining of the image. In this case I mainly corrected the color temperature of the image adding blue and red hues.

In many images my editing chain stops here, and the final image is ready.

Looking at the image, however, you will notice that after all this editing the seagull is almost lost in the image and does not catch the eye of the viewer.

There are different devices you can use to make a subject pop up in an image, for this shot I chose to enhance the image with an app called Rays.

 

 

6 – Rays

Rays enables you to add light rays effects to an image. In this case I chose to originate rays from the subject, the seagull.

Rays has however the downside of generating a misty overlay that reduces contrast and colors making the image somewhat dull.

 

 

7 – Final image – On frozen waters


To give back “punch“to the image I did some final adjustments to contrast, brightness and saturation with Snapseed.

And this brings us to the final image that you have seen in the previous post.

Hope you enjoyed this walkthrough, it was nice to go back with you at the steps I followed to create this image.

On frozen water

This is the Naviglio channel in Milano.  This has been shot with my iPhone 4s and Olloclip wide lens.

The app used to shot the image was 6×6, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using PicGrunger, Dynamic Light, Rays and PhotoToaster.

Waterline

This is the river Dora in Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s .

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image BlenderDynamic Light, Pic Grunger and Modern grunge.

Memories stream

This is the river Dora in Torino. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s using an Olloclip wide lens.

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image BlenderDynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

Reflections of life

This is the Naviglio channel in Milano.  This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Image Blender, Dynamic Light, Rays and PhotoToaster.

Festive lights on Naviglio grande

This is the Naviglio channel in Milano decorated with festive Christmas lights.  This has been shot with my iPhone 4s.

The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

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