Stills V3

June 28, 2013

Instagram Art

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — rhoehne @ 00:55



  1. oh yes it is, not only is it Instagram but phone camera HDR, 3 shots no tripod. I hit the brakes on my bike and did a quick uturn to enjoy the sunrise.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 28, 2013 @ 00:58

  2. I like the picture. The composition is spot on for this location and you caught the sun such that we get the effect but not the blown out hole. Now for the philosophical debate about ‘apps’! I only know the various names (Hipstamatic etc) because I see people either talking about it or putting it in a tag and have no idea what is available within them (I don’t have a smart phone). My overriding impression is that they are used to create a ‘historical’ look and, sometimes, a way of a bit of jazzing up to improve a mediocre or even poor shot. These effects are very post-modern in their promiscuous time-machine-like borrowing from the range of photography’s history and my concern is that in the future it will be impossible to determine what age those photos belong to and the present era will be buried under a welter of faux-spoilt film or Kodak extravaganza. Or maybe I’m worrying for no reason – but I can’t help it.

    The HDR in your shot seems to be excellent and a very useful tool. I wonder what it would have looked like without the insta ‘look’?

    Comment by zavaell — June 29, 2013 @ 06:44

  3. One of the good things about this is that it doesn’t have that HDR characteristic, although that green looks a bit suspicious! :-)
    It is an evocative image, sunrise is a special time.

    I did 75km today on my new Superfly AL Elite. 50% Road/50% Off Road, set off at 05:45, fantastic. Missed sunrise by 45 mins but it wouldn’t matter as there was a heavy cold mist until nearly home!

    Comment by Rex — June 30, 2013 @ 17:01

  4. I was disappointed I did not have a good camera with me, it was a magic view, ducks on the water, no car noise. The green is a little ‘enhanced’, the other colours a little subdued but the overall effect worked well enough on a smart phone that tends to be a bit hyper coloured.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 1, 2013 @ 10:05

  5. Actually it’s pretty amazing really. It’s a nice picture and references an old polaroid or tlr shot well. Actually very well done Robert.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — September 9, 2013 @ 21:49

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