June 30, 2012

Ornaments In A Bowl

Ornaments In A Bowl. David Hayes, 2012.
i365 project, 181/365. (Popsicolor, PicGrunger)

Let me tell you about my day...

A thunderstorm raced through my area yesterday evening around 5:30 pm....lots of wind...very little rain. Knocked out the power county and state wide! Our power didn't come back on until 9:05 tonight! It was in the upper 90's all day...not a day I want to relive anytime soon!!!

As always, should you'd like the recipe for this image, just say so...and I'll send it your way!!

June 29, 2012


Bugged. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 180/365. (Hipstamatic, Jazz)

Yep....another Hipstamatic based image. Just warming up 'cause it's my plan to work solely in Hipstamatic during the month of July...time to try out as many different combinations as I can! So...if you have a favorite lens/film/flash combination you are willing to share, please do!! I'm putting together my own list but am more than open to suggestions!!

The recipe for this image? Just let me know you'd like it in a comment and I'll send it your way...given that I have your email address...

June 28, 2012


Gerbera. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 179/365. (Hipstamatic, PicGrunger, TouchReTouch, Lens Flare HD)

The daisies in our garden are all a-bloom...so here's one more to feast your eyes upon! As always, if you would like the full "recipe" for this image, just say so in a comment and I'll send it your way...given that I have your email address....

June 27, 2012


Daisy? David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 178/365. (Hipstamatic)

Okay...this is an easy one...so here's the "recipe". Hipstamatic: Libatique 73 lens, Pistil Film, No Flash. Leave me a comment anyway and tell me what you think...that way I'll know you been here!

June 26, 2012

One Of Those Nights

One Of Those Nights. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 177/365. (Paper Camera, Iris)

The caption says it all...it was...just one of those nights....

As always, if you'd like the full "recipe" to make this image, just say so in a comment and I'll send it to you. (Make sure I have your email address.)

June 25, 2012

Under the Sea

Under the Sea. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 176/365. (FX Photo Studio)

Just a bit of whimsy with a fish skeleton...taken along the shores of Lake Michigan....didn't know what else to do with it!! 

As always, if you would like the full recipe to create this wonderful image, just say so in a comment and I will send it to you! (Do make sure that I have your email address!)

June 24, 2012


Wisdom. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 175/365. (Iris, FX Photo Studio, Snapseed).

With age, comes wisdom. Or does it?

If you would like the full "recipe" to make this image, let me know in a comment and I'll be happy to send it to you...make sure I have your email address.

June 23, 2012

Wedding Rose

Wedding Rose. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 174/365. (Snapseed)

Not my wedding...that of my wife's nephew...during the reception dinner...and after a few glasses of wine...

If you would like the full "recipe" to create this image, just say so in a comment and I will send it your way! (Make sure I have your email!)

June 22, 2012

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 173/365. (TouchReTouch, Perfectly Clear, ProHDR)

This was taken this past weekend...it was a pretty mundane image when I started...but after removing a few tree tops and letting Perfectly Clear and ProHDR do their magic...I really like how it ended!

If you would like the full recipe, just say so in a comment...and I'll send it your way. (Make sure I have your email address!)

June 21, 2012


Bricked. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 172/365. Apps used: Simply B/W, Noir Photo, and Snapseed. 

If you would like to know how I created this image...I would be happy to share. Just let me know through a comment and I'll send you the full "recipe"! (Make sure you include your email address.)

June 20, 2012

The Recipe Book Project - June 2012 Edition

I would like to welcome you to the June, 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 around...in 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!

One last note... I am putting The Recipe Book Project on summer hiatus until September...so there will not be a July or August edition. Summer is a time for getting away and doing other things! The next edition will be Wednesday, September 19th. I hope to see everyone then!!

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

1. Hal Fedora
2. Clearer Reflections
3. Holly Dean
4. Jaeartworks
5. Inspirations: Art + Collage
6. Carol Cantrell
7. K.S. Roy
8. Barbara Wilford Art & Photography

I Don't Know

I Don't Know. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 171/365. ( Hipstamatic, Tiny Planets Photo, TouchReTouch, FX Photo Studio, Scratchcam)


A tip of the hat to Lisa Waddell for sharing her recipe that inspired this image! I made some changes to what she originally did...but I guess all good "cooks" will do the very same thing!

Original image captured in Hipstamatic:
Salvador84 lens, Dream Canvas film, no flash.

Opened in Tiny Planets Photo...pick in or out twist...to taste. I picked in.

I opened this in TouchReTouch to remove a white "shaft" that was running from the center of the image to the right hand corner. Very distracting...TouchReTouch made it gone...

Opened in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Ancona
2.) Color Comics

Opened in Scratchcam
- Scratches layer on, all others: off
Saved...and done!

June 19, 2012

Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 170/365 (ShockMyPic, ImageBlender, WaterMyPhoto, Iris)


This one turned out better than I anticipated! I just started off by playing with an image of clouds I had taken with my iPhone...set to HDR....and it went from there!

Opened in ShockMyPic...used the highest filter resolution.

Opened in ImageBlender....here I blended the original HDR image with the ShockMyPic image. This gave the image some "depth".

Opened this version in WaterMyPhoto...after playing with cropping, I saved a "normal" version as well as a "sepia" version.

Opened both versions in Iris:
1.) Blended in "Normal" using a mask. (I painted out the sepia version from the top of the image.)
2.) Autoadjust: WB
3.) Dyna Range in FX.
Saved...and done!

June 18, 2012


451. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 169/365 (Filterstorm, FX Photo Studio)


I captured the original image of the book, "The Book Of Knowledge" using my iPhone camera....
Opened this in Filterstorm:
1.) cropped and tilt
2.) Sharpen
3.) Posterize
4.) Disposable Camera Automation

Opened in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Burnt Paper with mask
2.) Flame 2 overlay
3.) Burnt Colors
Saved....and done!

June 17, 2012

Graduation Day

Graduation 1. David Hayes, 2012

On June 9th, my wife and I attended our youngest daughter's graduation at Ohio University. The ceremony was long...on pomp, circumstance, and the calling out of names....but well worth it! None of the images I took during the ceremony worked...they dimmed the lights in the Convo Center just as the ceremony started...but I did have fun beforehand playing with Hipstamatic. These two images show the magic this app can achieve....

Graduation 2. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 168/365 (Hipstamatic, AutoStitch)


Graduation 1:
Hipstamatic: Salvador 84 lens, Dream Canvas Film, No Flash

Graduation 2:
Hipstamatic: Salvador 84 lens, Dream Canvas Film, No Flash.
AutoStitch: I used this to put the two images you see together. I tried to "stitch" a third on the left side, but there weren't enough common elements to do it!

June 16, 2012

Day Lilies 2

Day Lilies 2. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 167/365 (Slow Shutter Cam, Filterstorm, Instagram)


Base image captured using Slow Shutter Cam.

Opened in Filterstorm
1.) Disposable Camera Automation
2.) Enhance Automation

Posted in Instagram (and saved to Camera Roll)
- Enhance filter.


June 15, 2012

Day Lilies 1

Day Lilies 1. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 166/365. (Slow Shutter Cam, Filterstorm)


I capture this image using Slow Shutter Cam...probably at a 2 second exposure....

Opened in Filterstorm:
1.) cropped square
2.) Adjusted brightness & contrast
3.) Sharpened and adjusted Threshold
4.) Vignette (Circular) (Radius: 70; Fallout: 50; Brightness: 80)
Saved and Done!

June 14, 2012


Cracked. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 165/365. (Fisheye Lens, Simply B/W, Scratchcam, Decim8)

I captured my base image using the Fisheye Lens app....set to Fisheye. Play with the "slider" to get the effect you want.

Opened this in Simply B/W:
1.) Red Filter
2.) Black Vignettte
3.) White Border

Open in Scratchcam....pick the filters to taste....

Here comes the fun part! Open in Decim8. Pick "Random". Let the wheel spin!
Save when satisfied!! (Just don't expect to hit it the first "spin"... although I did for this image! Got lucky I guess....)

June 13, 2012

The Recipe Project - June, 2012 Edition

Once again, I am sending out my monthly invitation to everyone to participate in my on-line collaborative project, The Recipe Book Project. This month's edition take place one week from today on June 20, 2012

The Recipe Book Project is where artist/photographers share images they created with their iDevices as well as the "recipe" or "formulation" on how they created their images. These don't have to be fancy and you don't have to create something new...the point of this project is to share...and to learn from each other.

All the details you need to know in order to join in the fun can be found at this link: The Recipe Book Project. Naturally, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at clearerreflections (at) hotmail (dot) com. 


Grasses. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 164/365. (Slow Shutter Cam, Simply B&W, Perfectly Clear HD)

This image was taken from the same bunch of grasses that I used for "Summer Afternoon"... slightly different angle....much different p.o.v.

Image captured in Slow Shutter Cam. Again, you'll have to try different exposure times and the such.

Open this in Simply B&W:
1.) Red Filter
2.) Adjust to taste: contrast, grain, and brightness.

I decided to run this through Perfectly Clear HD...which I like sometimes and other times, not so much. This time I liked what it did...
Saved and done!

June 12, 2012

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 163/365. (Slow Shutter Cam, TouchReTouch, Pixlromatic)

I captured the "base" image using Slow Shutter Cam. You'll have to play with the exposure time, etc. but that's part of the fun!

I then used the edit function in Camera Roll to crop this square.

Opened in TouchReTouch...remove any "distractions".

Opened in Pixlromatic:
1.) Film: Henry
2.) Light: Scratches
3.) Frame: Sand
Saved...and done!

June 11, 2012

Burnt Tree (Place)

Burnt Tree (Place). David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 162/365. (TouchReTouch, FX Photo Studio, Camera Bag)

Same tree, same place, different "recipe"....

Opened image in TouchReTouch....removed building on left, shrubbery along hill side...

Opened in FX Photo Studio:
1.) B&W Grained
2.) Burnt Paper

Opened in Camera Bag:
1.) Filter: Lolo
2.) Crop: Lolo
3.) Border: Rounded

June 10, 2012

Still Life

Today, over at Seth Apter's blog, The Altered Page, is another chapter in his series, "It's Still Life". I am privileged to say that one of my early iphoneography still life images is featured in the chapter!! Do take a moment or two or three to visit Seth's blog today and take in all the wonderful still life works!!

Another Tree (Place)

Another Tree (Place) David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 161/365 (TouchReTouch, Photo Copier, Moku Hanga HD, Snapseed)

Returning to the image of a tree that I captured a while ago, here's the first in a series of two studies...

I opened the image in TouchReTouch...removed the building that was to the left of the  tree and the shrubbery that was along the building and to the right of the tree. (As I've said before...this is one magic app!)

Opened in Photo Copier: Paintings, Friedrich (Two Men Contemplating the Moon).

Opened in Moku Hanga HD: Multi-color, Landscape

Opened in Snapseed: crop square, Drama 2 @ 50%, Center Blur: Portrait 2 (Blur Strength 75%/weak).
Saved...and Saved!

Come back tomorrow and catch Version 2...same tree...totally different look!!

June 9, 2012

Where Are We - Now?

Where Are We - Now? David Hayes, 2012.

i365 project, 160/365. (Decim8, 3D Photo, Photo Texture, Jazz)

Open image in Decim8....process on "Random" until happy....

Open in 3D Photo....process in the "Marble" mode...until happy....

Open this in Photo Texture...apply filter #28.

Open in Jazz...put on a bit of "Vignette" (Amount 100; Radius 35)
Save...and Done!

June 8, 2012

Somewhere (Another World)

Somewhere (Another World). David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 159/365. (FX Photo Studio, Iris, Snapseed)

This started out as an image of a ceramic pot....a hose pot to be more specific. Certainly doesn't look like that now!


Open image in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Crop to taste.
2.) Burnt Paper
3.) B&W Grain
4.) Warm
5.) Socorro
Open in Iris:
FX: Lo-fi 80's (with mask)
Open in Snapseed:
1.) Blur
2.) Drama: Dark 2
3.) One final crop to tighten things up a bit....
Save. And Done!

June 7, 2012


Timed. David Hayes, 2012.
i365 project, 158/365. (Rollage, Photo Texture)

Time for something different....

I opened Rollage...opened two "stock photos" in my Camera Roll...a collaged background and an image of a clock....played around with both photos until I liked what I saw. Saved.

Opened this in Photo Texture....used filter #44. Saved and reopened this so I could use another filter....applied filter #54. Saved...and done. 
An interesting image....can't say much more than that!

June 6, 2012

Alternate Hosta No. 3

Alternate Hosta No. 3. David Hayes, 2012

i365 project, 157/365. (Photo Texture, Camera Bag, Snapseed)

This is the third and last in the series....this time I worked with a flower from the same hosta...

Original image cropped and rotated in Camera Roll. Saved.

Open in Photo Texture... use filter #51. Save.

Open in Camera Bag....Filter: Cinema; Crop: Square; Border: none. Save.

Open in Snapseed:
1.) Tune Image: Brightness @ 25; WB @ 25.
2.) Center Focus: Foggy (strong, blur strength @100)

June 5, 2012

Alternate Hosta No. 2

Alternate Hosta, No. 2. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 156/365. (ShockMyPic, PhotoFX Ultra, Snapseed)

Open image in ShockMyPic...choose filter width resolution. I used the highest setting.

Open this in PhotoFX Ultra:
1.) Diffusion: Ultra Contrast (Shadows: 0; Highlights: 75)
2.) Sharpen: Amount: 200; Radius: 5; Threshold: 1)
3.) Light: Halo 2 (Brightness: 10; Blur: 150)

Open this in Snapseed:
1.) crop square and to tighten composition
2.) Tune Image: WB +10
3.) Film Style 3: Texture Strength 100

June 4, 2012

Alternate Hosta - Number 1

Alternate Hosta - Number 1. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 155/365. (3D Photo, FX Photo Studio)

The next two images, this one and Number 2, use the same base image. Alternate Hosta - Number 3 uses the same hosta plant but from a different point of view....


Open image in 3D Photo...pick the "marble" filter...rotate to taste.

Open in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Black and White Magazine....apply with mask.
2.) Green Lense Mono....apply with mask.
3.) Crop Square.

June 3, 2012

If Not Now...When?

If Not Now...When? David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 154/365 (3D Photo, FX Photo Studio)

A little bit of fun with 3D Photo and FX Photo Studio's filters and masks....


I opened an image of clouds I had in my stock folder in 3D Photo...and chose the polygon shape...rotating it to what you see....saved.

Opened this in FX Photo Studio:
1.) Used these filters, in order....with a mask....to create the right side of the polygon:
a.) Hippie
b.) Sparta
c.) Toyko
2. To create the left side....Invert filter with mask.
3. Old Film Frame

An interesting image....and it was fun using the different filters and masks. Give it a try...you might like it!!

June 2, 2012

After Thought

After Thought. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 153/365. (Photocopier, Photofx Ultra, Noir Photo, TouchReTouch)

Image captured with iPhone4 camera....Saved.

Opened in Photocopier:
Photos: Outerbridge - Dutch Girl (with adjustments)

Opened in Photofx Ultra:
Diffusion: High Contrast 5 @ 40%
Grads/Tints: Nude/FX 6 (Amt. 17%, Preserve Highlights 86%)

Opened in Noir Photo:
Sepia ellipse (Outer Exp. 100%, Inner Exp. 75%, Contrast 13%)

Opened in TouchReTouch:
I used this to remove some background lines and "dust")
Saved...and saved!!

June 1, 2012

Shelled Life

Shelled Life. David Hayes, 2012
i365 project, 152/365 (Perfectly Clear HD, Snapseed, Photocopier, MokuHanga HD)

I don't know....I like this...but it's not one of my best. This is an interesting recipe, but I think it's better suited to use with a landscape...at least that's where I saw it used elsewhere. Give it a try...let me know what you think.


Captured still life using my iPhone4 camera app....cropped it square in Camera Roll.
The original exposure left a lot to be desired....so I first ran it through Perfectly Clear HD and then through Snapseed where I used "Tone Image" and adjusted everything!
Opened in Photocopier...applied the "Bruegel - Bethlem" from the Painting filters.
Opened in Moku Hanga HD:
1.) In Multi-Block: Tan & Brown.
2.) Adjustments: everything...to taste.
3.) Black Boost.
4.) Paper Tint: Gray
5.) Border #7