With a new, more infectious variant of the Coronavirus pandemic discovered and possibly spreading out of control and with the country in lockdown again things have been quiet on the photography front.

I’ve been using my time to organise my back catalogue, catch up on some reading, watch Netflix and there’s always something needing doing around the house.

When I’m not organising my images, reading or watching Netflix I’ve been having fun shooting with my iPhone and processing many of the images in an app called Hipstamatic. I don’t know if Hipstamatic is available for Android phones but if not there will be something similar.

I found fairly quickly that there are many apps for processing photographs on mobile phones and after some searching realised I wasn’t going to find one that did everything I wanted. This realisation prompted the decision not to spend any more time searching for it. Life is too short.

I initially started processing images in Photoshop camera and was happy with it but I found that when I exported the photographs they were being downsized. This must be down to a setting somewhere in the app but I wasn’t able to find it. If anyone knows please leave a comment.

I settled on Hipstamatic and then stopped looking.

When I get a chance to examine the images on my main monitor I hope, depending on their quality, to get some printed. I have an iPhone 8 with a 12 million pixel sensor which should be easily good enough for a 10 by 8 print.

I read some time ago, probably in F Stoppers, of a photographer who used his iPhone to shoot a wedding. The concept is called iPhoneography – I wasn’t sure that was a proper word but my spell checker hasn’t flagged it so it must be.

Some recent images are below.

Bangor Marina
Bangor Marina
Steps to the shore
Steps to the shore
Eisenhower Pier
Eisenhower Pier
Ballyholme Beach
Ballyholme Beach
Pier wall
Pier wall
Eisenhower Pier
Eisenhower Pier from the Coastal Path
Bollard with ship
Bollard with ship
Tunnel in the park
Tunnel in the park
The Long Hole
The Long Hole
Open Book
Open Book
Boots on grass
Boots on grass
Ladder to the water
Ladder to the water

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