Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stitching Travel Memories


Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I just recently discovered some apps like Diptic, Collage and Instagram which enhance a photograph in different and amazing ways. With Sunrise at Angkor Wat, I used Diptic to form a collage of various images I took at Angkor Wat last year to show the unfolding of day starting at around 5:30 a.m. until the sun crept into full view. It's beautiful to see the gradation of hues at intervals of just a few minutes. I refer to these images as "early bird catches early worm".

Bayon

In this photo taken at Bayon (also at the Angkor complex of temples), I used a filter from Instagram for a dramatic effect and to hide the haze at the lower edge of the photo. The frame further adds to the drama and sets the photo back in time. I describe this image as "a smiling face peeping through the corridors of time".

Casa de Fruta, Gilroy, California

This collage of eye candy was made using Collage app. It's a fun way of mixing various images into one so you can show as many photographs while placing each one within its own frame, depending on the selected layout . There are at 16 layouts to start you off  and you can choose what color to use for your border. In the photo above, I used a subtle yellow which complements the jelly beans and the children's cups below.

The apps are user friendly. It doesn't take long to learn how to enhance your photos. It's a fun and creative exercise that will keep you engrossed for hours. All these apps are free for IPhone and IPad users and you can share your photos with family and friends on Instagram.
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Images by Charie

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