May 31, 2012

Holy Dali!

Holy Dali! David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 151/365. (Fish Eye Lens, Iris, WaterMyPhoto, TouchReTouch)

Now then....this was a lot of fun to create...but it's definitely a two glass of wine go pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and settle in....

I started with taking a snap of a small mantle clock using Fish Eye Lens...selecting the "Stretch Up" filter.

The next steps all happen in Iris:
1.) Open the clock image and set as base.
2. I opened a stucco wall background image I had in my "stock images"...cropped this at a 16:9 ratio...and set this to blend with base.
3. Blended the clock image with the background image using Overlay @100% with a mask that I used to paint out left-over clock background.
4.) Moving to the FX Effects, I first used "Dust & Scratches: Classic Grunge @ 100%
5.) I followed this with "Surface: Clouds @100 and used a mask to uncover the clock face.

Opened this image in WaterMyPhoto...did a little cropping inside the app as well as used the "rain" filter.

It was at this point that I decided I wanted to remove the clock fob and a bit of the bottom reflection so I opened the image in TouchReTouch....and did so!

Hmmm....perhaps this won't take two glasses of wine to do...but you didn't have to figure it all out since you have the recipe...on the other wouldn't hurt....

May 30, 2012

Swap No. 2

Swap No. 2. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 150/365 (Simply B/W, Noir Photo, Camera Bag for iPad)

This is the second in a series...the base image captured by Holly Dean of Often Medieval In Mood...this is the bottom right corner of the image she sent me...

Opened image in Simply B/W
1.) Red Filter
2.) Adjustments to brightness, contrast, and grain.

Opened image in Perfectly Clear HD...just to smooth things out a bit. (This is an optional step...I'm not sure it did much to help the cause....)
Opened in PS Express so I could crop it square...

Opened in Noir Photo:
1.) use the sepia ellipse to create a focal point
2.) Outer exposure: 5; Inner exposure: -70; Contrast: -30

1.) Lolo for cropping, frame, and filter

May 29, 2012

Swap No. 1

Swap No. 1.  David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 149/365 (TouchReTouch, Photo Toaster, ScratchcamInstagram)

The base image was captured by Holly Dean of Often Medieval In Mood, sent to me in an image swap. I picked a spot that interested me most and went from there....

First I used TouchReTouch to remove some weeds and other stuff that I felt distracted from the composition. Save.

Opened in Photo Toaster:
1.) Cropped square
2.) Light: Recover Highlights
3.) FX: Bleach Bypass
4.) Vignette: Med. Black
5.) Texture: Antiqued
6.) Border: none

Opened in Scratchcam: all filters on...pick and chose to taste.

Open and publish in Instagram: Rise filter.

May 28, 2012

Ferns - Again...

Ferns-Again... David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 148/365 (Simply B&W)

I'm sorry...I can't help it. Ferns and black and white....perfect together!

I started off by cropping the original capture in Camera Roll, then running the image through Perfectly Clear HD....but you could use almost any other app to do the same....
Open in Simply B&W:
1.) Red Filter
2.) Black Border and Black Vignette...adjusted to taste.
3.) Adjust brightness, contrast, and grain to taste.

May 27, 2012


Fungus. David Hayes, 2012.
i365, 147/365. (iColorama, Color Splash, Snapseed, TouchReTouch)


Open image in iColorama:
1.) Tone: Duotone - Intensity: 1.00
2.) Style: Sketch - Intensity: .43, Features: . 60
3.) Adjust - Tinter: Green: .40, Intensity: 1.00
4.) Presets - Lomo #2

Open in Color Splash: paint in the fungus.

Open in Snapseed:
1.) Rotate and crop to tighten composition
2.) Drama 2 @ 75
3.) Frame 1 @ +30
4.) Details: Sharpening @100

Open in Touch Retouch: Clean up stray bits and pieces, clean up composition.

May 26, 2012


Memories. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 146/365 (iPhoto, Romantic Photo HD, FX Photo Studio )

Open image in iPhoto....crop square. Save.
Open in Romantic Photo HD: Dreamy Photo Strong (Strength: 100)
Open in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Lindale
2.) Ancient Canvas
3.) Dirty Picture 2 with mask.

May 25, 2012


BLA. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 145/365 (Jazz, Snapseed)

I put this into my challenge category of "ordinary objects"....taking something ordinary and seeing what I can do with it. An old brick...didn't come out as well as I hoped....but does have some interesting features..

Open image in Jazz:
1.) crop square
2.) Film Treatment: Cool Shadows @66
3.) Exposure: -57
4.) Brightness/Contrast: -17/72
5.) Color: Saturation @ 100; Skin Tones @ -28: Blues/Greens @ 0

Open this in Snapseed:
1.) Details: Sharpening @ 50
2.) Selective Adjust: Brightness & Saturation
3.) Organic Frame #7: adjusted to taste.

May 24, 2012

Lily Padded

Lily Padded. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 144/365 (Moku Hanga HD, Iris)

Okay...couldn't help myself....had to "pad" my lily pads and do one more.... (yes...I did these using my "iPad"....)

Open image in Moku Hanga HD:
1.) Chose Multi-Block: Red & Green.
2.) Make adjustments to:
- Image Strength
- Outline Smoothing
- Outline Width
- Outline Strength

Open this version and original in Iris:
1.) Blend the two: Hard Mix @ 59%
2.) Crop to tighten up composition
3.) Apply Grunge: Old Wood filter
4.) Sharpen @ 100%

Bonus Recipes!!!

Fungus 2

Because it's Thursday...I've decided to post two "bonus" recipes. These are special because the original images where captured by my Australian friend, Carol Cantrell, of Barnacle Goose Paperworks. We've been trading tips about apps for a while I suggested that we swap images and have a go at what we get.

This first image is of a gigantic fungus...that looked a lot tamer when I got it! Not so much now! Here's the recipe:

Opened image in Camera+:
1.) Clarify
2.) Square Crop
3.) Diana Effect
4.) Light Grit Border
Open in King Camera:
1.) Promatik texturizer
2.) Sat. Red

Spider Lamp

This second recipe starts with an image of an old lamp covered in spider webs! A bit strange to begin I thought...let's see how much stranger could I get!!

Open image in Perfectly Clear...and let it do it's stuff.
Open this in PS Express and crop to tighten composition.
Open in iColorama:
1.) Tone: Bleach
2.) Style: Edges (Intensity & Features @ 100)
3.) Effects: Vignette (Intensity & Features @ 82/56 respectively)
Open one last time in Iris:
Adjust brightness and contrast using a mask to bring out the lamp.

My thanks to Carol for sending me these images. It's one thing to work on your own, but to edit someone else's is a fun challenge!! Anyone else want to swap and edit??

May 23, 2012

Lily Pad

Lily Pad. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 143/365. (Hipstamatic, Pixfx, TouchReTouch)

Image of lily pads taken with Hipstamatic: Lucifer VI Lens, Rock BW-11 Film, No Flash

Opened in Picfx:
1.) Scratches: Sheen
2.) Urban: Creek
3.) Vintage: Vintage Film
4.) Classic: Lush
5.) Style: Green Strike

Opened in TouchReTouch: odds & ends removed to make a "cleaner" image.

May 22, 2012

Cutting Room Floor No. 4

Cutting Room Floor No. 4. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 142/365 (iColorama, PS Express)

Open image in iColorama:
1. Style: Sketch (Intensity:1.00, Feature: .90)
2. Effects: Tiles + Sharpen (Intensity: 1.00, Feature: 1.00)
3. Form: Escher (Intensity: .82, Feature: .35)
Open in PS Express: crop square.

May 21, 2012

Cutting Room Floor No. 3

Cutting Room Floor No. 3., David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 141/365 (Photo Forge 2)

Number three in the series. This one is a little more adventurous than the first two...but wait until you see Number four!

Open image in Photo Forge 2:
2.) Sin City
3.) Tiny Planet
4.) Cropped square
5.) Pop Cam!: cooling filter + Safety Film Border

For such a complex image...such an easy recipe! Go figure....

May 20, 2012

Cutting Room Floor No. 2

Cutting Room Floor No. 2. David Hayes, 2012. 

i365 project, 140/365. (Tiny Planet Photos, FX Photo Studio)

This is the second in a series...taking an "outtake" image and turning it into something "interesting"....


Open image in Tiny Planet with it until you like it. Don't worry, you can't hurt it!
Open this in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Symmetry-Vertical
2.) Derby

May 19, 2012

Cutting Room Floor No. 1

Cutting Room Floor No. 1. David Hayes, 2012.

i365 project, 139/365. (FX Photo Studio)

Beginning with this image, the next four represent a little playing around on my part. I was going through my Camera Roll deleting images...when I came upon these. Rather than deleting them outright I decided to try somethings out on them to see what happens....looking for "happy accidents"....

Open image in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Brush Strokes - Vivid
2.) Symmetry- Vertical
3.) Hippie

Save! Simple as that!!

May 18, 2012

Old (Books)

Old (Books). David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 138/365. (FX Photo Studio, Frame Magic)

Open image in FX Photo Studio:
1.) crop to taste
2.) Apply Hippie filter
3.) Apply Sparta filter
4.) Burnt Paper
Adjust each to taste.
(I also adjusted gamma a tweak or two...)
Open in Frame Magic...apply frame of choice!

May 17, 2012

Silver Ferns

Silver Ferns. David Hayes, 2012.
i365 project, 137/365. (Hipstamatic, Instagram)

Image captured using Hipstamatic: Lucifer VI Lens, Rock BW-11 Film, No Flash.
Opened in Instagram: "Enhance" on, Brannan filter.

(Note: I set my iPhone to Airplane mode which prevented this image from going out onto the Instagram stream...but did allow it to be saved to my Camera Roll. Just a quick tip if you ever want to apply multiple Instagram filters...or use one of their filters without having it go out!)

May 16, 2012

The Recipe Book Project - May, 2012 Edition

I would like to welcome you to the May, 2012 Edition of The Recipe Book Project. This a collaborative project where phonographers from around the world share with each other...and with you....images they created using their iDevices and in-device apps. (While some may have started with a base image captured outside their iDevice, all the final images you see have been edited, manipulated, and altered using only in-device apps. No Photoshop-ing allowed.)

As you check out each of the following links, you will find awesome images and...and this is the exciting part...the recipes/formulations on how they were created. Make sure to take notes...I know I will be! Visit each in turn or jump any case, please make sure to leave comments behind. We all love to hear what you like/dislike...and just the fact that you were there!

So, without further ado, here are the participants in this month's The Recipe Book Project:

1. Photospixelated:
               A. Love is just a box of chocolates on steroids.
               B. Just a drawing.
               C. Love is just a box of chocolates.
               D. Angel watching over.
               E. Spring flowers.
2. Nicki Fitz-Gerald
3. The Sungazer
4. The Altered Page
5. Holly Dean
6. Jaeartworks
7. Jay Pattison
8. Clearer Reflections
9. Barbara Wilford Art & Photography
10. Barnacle Goose Paperworks
11. Four Corner Designs
12. hfedora
13. Inspirations: Art + Collage

Chives (Pink)

Chives (Pink). David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 136/365. (Jazz)

As I discussed in yesterday's post, I used the same Jazz recipe for both images...the one yesterday and this one. The only difference is that yesterday's started with a Hipstamatic shot...this one starts off with a different perspective taken with my iPhone camera app. I like doing this from time to time...seeing what the same recipe will do to different images. Can't say I like one better than the them both actually...for different reasons...

This is also my submission to the May edition of "The Recipe Book Project".  

Open image in Jazz:
1.) Sepia: Amount: 64%
2.) Spot Focus: Amount: 31; Radius: 42; X-offset: 50, Y-offset: -18.
3.) Vignette: Amount: 23; Radius: 22
4. ) Light Leak: Amount: 33; Hue: 25; Offset: 29
5.) Dirt, Grunge & Schmutz: Amount: 75; Type: Large Grain; X-offset: -6, Y-offset: -12
6.) Border: Negative


May 15, 2012

Chives (Pale)

Chives (Pale). David Hayes, 2012.

i365 project, 135/365. (Hipstamatic, Jazz)

I did two versions of this using Hipstamatic, the other where I didn't. I used Jazz in both...the same recipe actually. I'll show you the second version tomorrow!

Hipstamatic: Lucifer VI Lens, Rock BW-11 Film, No Flash.

Opened this image in Jazz:
1.) Sepia: Amt @ 64%
2.) Spot Focus: Amount: 31%; Radius: 43%; X-Offset: 50; Y-Offset: -18
3.) Vignette: Amount: 23%; Radius: 22%
4.) Light Leak: Amount: 33%; Hue: 25; Offset: 29
5.) Dirt, Grunge & Schmutz: Amount: 75; Type: Large Grain; X-Offset: -6, Y-Offset: -12
6.) Border: Negative


The Recipe Book Project...happening tomorrow! May 16th! Be there!!!

May 14, 2012

Lily (Booked)

Lily (Booked). David Hayes, 2012.
i365 project, 134/365. (Noir Photo, FX Photo Studio, Snapseed)

Open image in Noir Photo:
1.) Use the gray ellipse to place the "focal point".
2.) 50% Outer Exposure
3.) 18% Inner Exposure
4.) 45% Contrast
Reopen in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Crop to taste.
2.) Red Lense with mask. 
Reopen in Snapseed:
1.) Selective Adjust for brightness (tone down a couple of hot spots)
2.) Sharpening @ 100%
3.) Drama 2 @ 35%
4.) Frame 6 @ width: 17.


The Recipe Book Project...this Wednesday, May 16th. Be part of the fun...share your ipics and recipes!

May 13, 2012

Electric Peony

Electric Peony. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 133/365. (Lo-Mob, Lens Flare HD, FX Photo Studio)

Original image captured with iPhone camera app...
Opened in Lo-Mob....used it's 6x6 Ttv Noir Bar filter. Saved.
Opened in Lens Flare HD....
1.) Lumos Glow adjusted for color tint, brightness & scale)
2.) Render (so I could add more!)
3.) Scratches #2
4.) Saved
Opened in FX Photo Studio....
1.) Bilbao filter


The Recipe Book Project. May 16th. Check this out for great images and app formulations!!

May 12, 2012

Wood (Ball)

Wood (Ball)
i365 project, 132/365. (645Pro, PS Express, Jazz)

Original image captured with 645 Pro @C42/645.
Opened in PS Express...tightened up a bit with a cropping...saved.
Opened in Jazz:
Base: Original
Film Treatment: Type 5 @ 53%
Exposure: -3
Sepia: 66%
Spot Focus: Amount @71%; Radius @27%; X Offset: 0; Y Offset: 18
Recropped to tighten "focus" on ball.
Vignette: Amount @ 88%; Radius @ 59%
Dirt, Grunge & Schmutz: Scratch; X Offset: 78, Y Offset: -66
Border: 1959


The Recipe Book Project: May 16th! Join In!!

May 11, 2012

Pocket Balance

Pocket Balance. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 131/365. (TouchReTouch, PhotoForge 2, Snapseed)

Captured image using native camera app...
Opened in TouchReTouch to remove some "dust and dirt" from the black background...just a quick clean-up....Saved.

Opened in PhotoForge2.....
1.) Did a little cropping to tighten up the composition.
2.) Applied "Sharpen" @54%
3.) Applied "Brightness & Contrast"
4.) Used "Sin City" @ 60%
5.) At this point I saved the image in Camera Roll to use a base layer. Staying in PhotoForge2, I continued to build....
6.) Vignette @72%
7.) At this point, I reopened the "Sin City" layer as a "New Layer".
8.) Flattened the two layers and saved!

Reopened in Snapseed to do a little more "Selective Adjust" for brightness and contrast.
Saved...and done!

The Recipe Book Project - May 16th. Come join in the fun!!

May 10, 2012

Upon Waking

Upon Waking. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 130/365. (TouchReTouch, PhotoToaster, Iris, Camera Bag, Snapseed)

Okay...this one took a while to build...and will take a bit to explain. So...pour another cup of coffee or another glass of wine...


This image is built using two different images...taken at two different times. It wasn't until I start working with the columns pic that I decided to use the landscape image that's in the background. I'll start by giving the recipe for the Columns layer....

Opened in TouchReTouch and removed a bunch of stuff....canopies, guidelines, etc. Saved this...

Reopened in PhotoToaster:
1.) Light: Contrast
2.) FX: Cross Cut
3.) Vignette: Medium Black
4.) Paper: Stone
5.) Torn Edge

Reopened in Iris:
Surface: Clouds
Vintage: Reminiscene
Saved to Camera Roll to make sure I had a back-up of this image...

Continuing on...still in Iris:
1.) Opened "stock landscape" image...
Blended this with Columns image: Multiply @ 85% with mask.
2.) Applied Grunge: Stone
3.) Filters: Vignette.

Reopened in Camera Bag:
1.) Border: Instant
2.) Filter: Cinema
3.) Cropping: Cinema

Reopened in Snapseed
Selective Adjust: brightness

Saved and Done!!

Yeah..I think this was a two glass recipe...move over Julia Child!!

May 9, 2012

An Open Invitation!

Everyone is invited to join in the monthly collaborative project, The Recipe Book Project hosted by my website, Clearer Reflections. (Those of you who know this as "Dave's App Recipe Book Project...what do you think of the new name and logo? These have changed, but what happens hasn't!)

This month's collaboration takes place next Wednesday, May 16th. Like always...send me your link to your posting where you have shared your wonderful images and app "recipes" or  "formulations"! If you need more details on what this project is all about...please check out my new page: The Recipe Book Project.

Hope to see you there on May 16th!!

P.S. Do take a moment and check out my guest post on the CreateMixedMedia blog. They were kind enough to let me talk-up this project!!


Passage. David Hayes, 2012.
i365 project, 129/365. (FX Photo Studio, Noir Photo)

Base image captured using iPhone camera app...
Opened in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Cropped
2.) Black & White: Black & White with adjustments for contrast & brightness.
3.) Cool Blue
4.) Vintage Green.
Reopened in Noir Photo:
1.) Preset 2 (Blue ellipse)
2.) Outer exposure: 40%, Inner exposure: 70%, Contrast: 60%

May 8, 2012

Shelled (Threesome)

Shelled (Threesome). David Hayes, 2012.

i365 project, 128/365. (Moku Hanga HD, Snapseed, PhotoToaster, Pic Frame)

I was having so much fun using Moku Hanga HD that I had to build one more image before moving on...

Open image in Moku Hanga HD...use the Multicolor: Fluid Detail filter. I left the presets just where they were. Applied the #8 Border. Saved.

Reopened in Snapseed. Used Tune Image for brightness, WB & contrast. Saved.

Now the for some fun!
Reopen in PhotoToaster:
1. Light: as shot.
2. FX: Vibrant.
3. Vignette: Black Matte
4. Texture: Antiqued
5. Border: none.
Saved this...took a break.

Came back, reopened in Pic Frame...created the threesome that you see.

Done...and saved! 

(Looks like the front of one of those postcards you get at a beach souvenir shop...doesn't it! Hmmm....a marketing opportunity!!!

May 7, 2012


Ivy. David Hayes, 2012
i365 Project, 127/365. (Moku Hanga HD, Snapseed)


Opened in Moku Hanga HD....
1. Multicolor: Landscape 2
2. Gave it a "Black Boost"
3. Adjusted the outline width, image colors, and saturation to more my liking vs. the presets.
4. Decided that none of the app's borders fit this I selected none.
Saved and reopened in Snapseed...
1. After looking at this image, which was more "landscape"... I decided to crop it square to bring the focus into the ivy more than the step columns.
2. I applied a little Auto Correct for contrast and color.


May 6, 2012

Another Time, Another Place. (Tree)

Another Time, Another Place. (Tree). David Hayes, 2012
i365 Project, 126/365. (TouchReTouch, FX Photo Studio, Iris, Scratchcam)

Okay...maybe this recipe is a little much for a Sunday...but it's going to be hot and humid where I am today...perfect to stay indoors and "cook"!

Base image captured with iPhone camera app. Saved.
Opened in TouchReTouch to remove couple necking on top of wall...and trees along right side hedge...
Opened in FX Photo Studio...
1. Cropped square.
2. Vintage Green filter.
3. Ancient Canvas filter.
4. Hue Red filter.
5. Adjust for got a little dark!
Open in Iris...
Blend script background (stock background taken with iPhone) with what I did in FX Photo Studio...Multipy @34% with mask.
Opened this in Scratchcam...
1. scratches and colors - off
2. textures & borders - on.

May 5, 2012


Column. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 125/365. (Noir Photo, TouchReTouch, Snapseed, FrameMagic)

I had fun putting this one together! The original capture (with my iPhone camera) looks nothing like the final version...but that's the way it should be...don't you think?

Open in Noir Photo.
Chose Preset #2 (this is the blue ellipse) and pick your "focus point". I think mine is obvious...?
Adjust as follows:
Outer Exposure: 35%
Inner Exposure: 80%
Contrast: 100%
Reopen in TouchReTouch...remove canopy lines that were visible in blue-white areas...
Reopen in Snapseed.
Crop to taste.
Tune image for brightness.
Apply Drama #2 filter, 65%.
Reopen in Frame Magic.
Pick a frame ...adjust shadow, etc. to taste.