Last week as I departed Nantucket on the ferry, it was a gray, dreary day. I spotted a two-masted sailboat in the harbor, so I quickly snapped a photo on my phone, through the water-splatted window of the ferry. Here was the picture:
Not very inspiring.
However, when I had some time a few days later, I decided to see what I could do to make it more attractive. The first step was to crop the photo to my main subject, and then to improve the lighting.
Still, I had the feeling that the fundamental beauty of this design was not yet apparent, so I tried some filters to see how they might enhance the view. One of my favorite tools is an iPhone app named Waterlogue, which provides filters to turn an image into a watercolor painting. I can’t draw or paint at all, but I can express my artistic sense with this device. Here’s what I was able to do, using Waterlogue and another app, CameraBag.
You can pick the effects you like best. I prefer the last one. What’s yours?