A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida
(I'm pretty sure)

See, these are some more pictures I found in that iPhone camera app and this goes back to our road trip earlier this year.  Since some asked, this app doesn't automatically save the image into your camera roll or photo stream.  You have to manually do it, then retrieve the photo in order to edit it.  Now these images were edited using the Snapseed app.  This app is more user friendly and I like the results better.

Here is a simple black & white conversion.

This I left as it was taken for I liked the rust stains.

This was converted to black & white then given a 'style' treatment within their Vintage selection.

This was left in color and given one of 6 choices within their Drama selection.

This one I wouldn't even use for it is blown out.  But I wanted to show a rescue attempt done with my photo program that I would not be able to do with the app.  You'll notice my finger in the way - upper right corner.

It was easy to remove with the dull overcast sky of that day.  Overcast days are good for changing images to black & white I think.  Still I didn't have much to work with as the original photo wasn't that great.  Someone who is a better with photoshop techniques probably could do more with this.

That's it for lost and found photos in that app.  I've deleted it and will just use the default camera in the iPhone and play with the images with Snapseed or the photo program in my laptop.


  1. The building itself is so dramatic strong that it stays itself in what kind of style treatment you are trying here. It's worth a picture.

  2. Interesting pictures, the vintage and rusty one I like most.

  3. We do tend to leave a lot of things behind. Nice images.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. These are great photos. You could enter these in a photo contest.
    My camera in my Nexus 7 doesn't seem to capture reds...

  5. My hubby's Nikon takes fabulous pictures that I seldom need to enhance. Your original photo with the rust is really interesting. In any case, it's fun to work with those programs, especially if they apply what you want before you "save" the picture. I like PicMonkey.

  6. pretty great and creepy scenes! :)

  7. I like all the photos, with or without the finger in the photo. You done a good job of editing and playing with the enhancements.

    Peace :)

  8. Interesting place. It made for some nice shots.

  9. I thought you did pretty darn good with converting it to B&W...

  10. Oh, I really like all the drama and textures in your shots. Great app. application.
    Perfectly eerie for "Fright" month..(:0)


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