With apologizes to my hosts for being a little late, I am joining in on Week 5 of the photo challenge. Please be sure to check out host sites of We Live in a Flat and Firebonnet for more great information about light leaks in photos. We Live in a Flat describes them from Widipedia as:
Light Leak, what is it exactly?
A light leak is a hole or gap in the body of a camera where light is able to “leak” into the normally light-tight chamber, exposing the film or sensor with extra light. This light is diffuse, although parts within the camera may cast shadows or reflect it in a particular way. For most purposes this is considered a problem. Within the lomography movement it is seen as a positive effect, giving photos character. – wikipedia
Lomography became popular in the early 1990’s with the use of analog cameras used to create experimental film photography.
Similar to Eastman Kodak’s concept of the “Kodak moment”, the philosophy behind Lomography is summarized in its motto, “Don’t Think, Just Shoot.” This motto is accompanied by The Ten Golden Rules which are supposed to encourage spontaneity and taking photos anywhere, while minimizing considerations of formal technique. Typical Lomography cameras are deliberately low-fidelity and constructed to make sure their mechanics are not too technical. Some cameras make use of multiple lenses and rainbow-colored flashes, or exhibit extreme optical distortions and even light leaks. – wikipedia
So, with this great knowledge and the review of different light leak apps by We Live in a Flat, I decided to give PicsArt a try, since I have never used it before. I have to love PicsArt great motto, “Where Everyone Becomes an Artist”. Yep that app is for me! Here is my original photo, chosen and converted to black and white in Snapseed, so that I could see the obvious results of any light filter applied.
Original App Challenge Image
Across the Bridge
Mobile Device: iPhone 4s
App Used: Snapseed, PicsArt
And here is the “after” result, with the Masks/Lights/Filter 10 in PicsArt applied. I chose this particular light leak filter because I liked the way the yellow light fell onto the main vehicle on the bridge. I don’t always “frame” my photos, but thought in this case the black frame nicely highlighted the framework of the bridge.
Final App Challenge Image
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I love that even though there are minimal colors used, they really give the photo an ethereal quality.
Yes I actually prefer this photo with the light leaks to the black and white, which rather surprised me!
The frame works to provide structure for the bridge. Both pictures work for me. Love the patterns in the black and the white photo and the light leak which gives it more levity 😉 I was late too! 😉
I don’t think one day counts, but glad to hear that hopefully you are now feeling better. I have my entry for this week ready; going to post now!