Beach Postcard Cliché iPhoneography Challege: The Results
Tanya took the above image and added the border and filter in Camera+
My Friend Tanya and I both went to different beaches at the same time and decided to have a virtual scavenger hunt with our iPhones. Our goal: to take as many beach postcard cliché images and have a little iPhoneography challenge. Here are the results!
Tanya (Photo on the left) : Not a lot of Palm trees on the beach I was on, so I shot the next best thing which were Mangrove trees. Shot on the iPhone 4 camera with some post work on 100 Cameras and Instagram.
Jen: I took this sunset picture at Imanta Punta Mita and included palm tress. It was so gorgeous I thought it would be fun to app it in ScratchCam and make it look like a 70s album cover. Before iPhoneography was cool, 70s album covers were cool.
Photo of a Boat
Jen: when I googled “beach postcard cliches” the first image that came up is this boat in Thailand. The same image happened to be on my airplane ticket cover from American Airlines. So I shot it (on the plane, not on the beach) and used ToonPAINT to make it kind of funny.
Tanya (photo on the left): Shot during the morning low tide. I was thinking this could be a sun flare + boat hybrid, with space underneath for a postcard-y graphic. No filters, just the effect of the light flares in my iPhone.
A Tropical Drink
Tanya: Alcoholic fruity drinks + underwater camera = awkward pose pictures that should never be made public. 100Cameras Zen filter.
A Bathing Suit (Interesting Choice in Swimwear Category)
Tanya: My cousin Samantha getting the last of the day’s rays. The light was so good, I didn’t need to do anything to this.
Jen: I love Tanya’s shot. It’s a great example of how you don’t need to app every image if what you start off with is great composition. I got the image on the right by actually going underwater in a pool and holding my iPhone4S above the surface. I exhaled and then opened my eyes before shooting. I pumped up the color in camera+ (my eyes are green, not blue) and then added more texture by adding a water overlay with Photo StudioFX.
Jen: I just shot this image and added flash in Camera+
Tanya: I would like to be on the same beach as that hat, right now. #Istillwanttobeonvacation.
Image Suitable for Religious Greeting Card
Tanya (picture on the left): Instead of footprints in the sand, I went with 3-wheeler/ Sand smoother in the sand, because that’s how Jesus would roll.
Jen(picture on right): This shot also was my sunset shot and I thought the rock sculpture was cool and kind of looked like a cross made of surfboards. Surfing is also religion, so this is also my “image suitable for Religious Greeting card”. I used LensLight to add the chroma ring.
Sea Shell Picture (Bonus Points if used as Jewelry)
Jen: I didn’t find any seashell jewelry but this Ceviche was too pretty not to photograph. I just added flash in Camera+ and pumped up the color a bit.
Tanya: My shell shots are all in my underwater camera – hence they are disqualified for this category.
Blog reader Mike suggested adding the often photographed two beers between beach chairs shot, so I took this one and made it edgier by using Decim8.
Do you have a favorite image from our iPhoneography beach postcard cliche challenge? Let me know in the comments section.