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A Winter Sunday in Hoboken

Sunday morning, I drove into Hoboken and walked around the city a bit. It was flurrying on and off, but it was a nice, crisp winter day and the view from the waterfront was beautiful. I took some photos with my iPhone and edited them using Afterglow (I mentioned this app in Thursday’s post) and then Instagram.

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I love the vintage film effect I achieved with Afterglow

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Edited in Afterglow then brought into Instagram and added an additional filter and changed the focus

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Edited in Afterglow – used a vintage effect again

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I can’t get enough of this circle frame (Afterglow)

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Another circle frame with Afterglow and then used Instagram’s focus effect

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Added a filter in Afterglow and then used the Lux (that little sun) effect in Instagram and created a focal point

 

I really like the editing capabilities of Afterglow, such as the different frame shapes, filters, and lens flare effects. What it’s missing though, is the ability to play with the focus the way you can in Instagram. So I edited the photos with Afterglow and then brought them into Instagram to create a focal point. In some images, I added an Instagram filter on top of the Afterglow filter. I really like the way the images turned out and I love the vintage effects I was able to create. It still boggles my mind how quick and simple it is to create beautiful photos on a little phone. Sometimes, Photoshop is just too much.

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“Oh you laugh…”

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I took this photograph on the train home from the city this weekend. I used my iPhone and edited the first image with Afterglow and the second with Instagram. I was listening to Ben Howard on my commute and decided to add in these lyrics from the song “Bones“. I created the font using my Bamboo Stylus and iFontMaker for iPad. I brought my images into photoshop and added the text onto the images.

I can’t decide which I like better. I love the circle in the first image, but I really like how the text fits into the photograph on the second image. I thought I would show them both to you and you can tell me which you like better!

I also really like the Afterglow app. I just downloaded it the other day so I haven’t used it all that much yet. I did, however, edit all of my images from yesterday’s post with it. I really like how the app gives you different shaped frames like circles, hearts and triangles, and there are quite a few filters to choose from. You can also edit the brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, saturation, tint, and temperature of your photos. I can’t wait to take some more pictures and really play with them in Afterglow (that will definitely be an upcoming post!).

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

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If you liked this post, you may also like “Playing with Text and Images” and “I Love My Bamboo Stylus“.

Mood Board

Yesterday, I finally went through my collection of images and tears from magazines and reorganized my mood board. It’s been the same for a while now and I felt like I needed a change. I just started pinning images up on my corkboard, seeing what worked together and what didn’t. I have a feeling my board is going to evolve over the next couple weeks, but here is the start:

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Going through images

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Love the lights and that dining room

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Graphic black and white designs

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More strong black and whites

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Antlers and dreamcatcher

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Sleek and chic

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Emerald green. Love the cuffed jeans

I was drawn to graphic blacks and whites, emerald green, and natural forms.

Do you create visual moodboards? Where do you find your inspiration?

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