Snapseed is seriously cool. No more so when combined with snow photos, which are notoriously difficult to get right.
You stand in a winter wonderland, take hundreds of photos, get home for a closer look and find that they don't really capture the experience. All that white with a bit of detail (trees, fences, figures, buildings), it's hard to get the depth, the softness, the crunchiness of it all. Plus mobile cameras tend to record snow as grey.
Here's Anglo's edits of some photos she took in her local park, The Arboretum in Lincoln, England. Grade II listed and Victorian, the park is landscaped on a steep hill, with lots of nice period features like lampposts and fountains to contrast the brightness. And trees - oh yes - the trees.
The park was opened in 1872 with 25,000 people in attendance. Attractions included brass band recitals, Professor Renzo’s Performing Dogs and Mr Emmanuel Jackson, the Midland aeronaut in his new balloon.
|original image: the terrace houses are on a steep hill, |
as is the park
|edit 1: Snapseed's new Retrolux filter to make everything soft and warm.|
Evokes a faded photo found at the back of a drawer
|edit 2: another Retrolux treatment, with strong contrast to make the|
red bricks pop out from all the white
|edit 3: two Retrolux filters applied in succession, give a twilight feel to the image|
|edit 1: cropped to 16:9 (tall and skinny), then Snapseed's|
Grunge filter added to blur the path and the avenue of trees,
making the lamppost the main event
|edit 2: not so skinny, and made high contrast with|
Snapseed's Grunge effects
|edit 3: tall and skinny again, black & white and very faded.|
Add the glass plate frame effect for the complete vintage feel
|Original image, love how the trees frame the lamp here|
|edit 1: Snapseed's Grunge effect to make this a very blurred and|
faded photo, again an attempt at making this look like a vintage postcard!
|edit 2: Retrolux filter with a blue tint, for a |
fantasy version of the wintry landscape
|original image, I was actually focussing on|
the dogs, but when I got home I saw the
white witch and the stone lion!
|Just one edit: closely cropped, I tried to capture a storybook feel with SnapSeed's|
Grunge filter blurring all but the two figures. I still wish I got a better
pic of the dogs though, they were so full of bounce
|Just the one edit here - Snapseed's Vintage Filter 7 to make things more|
muted. Cropped to square to get rid of the crowd on the right,
making the photo about the girl and the movement.
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