Frosty flowers

Frosty flowers, originally uploaded by lenfirewood.

Cameraphone pic of some frost blighted plants in a local garden. I have then processed the image in the GIMP to add a slightly textured layer then added some vignetting in picnik.

~ by lenfirewood on January 2, 2009.

4 Responses to “Frosty flowers”

  1. Okay, I continue to be amazed by your work. Two questions:
    1. What kind of phone do you have that has such a great camera on it, seriously?

    2. What is gimping? Please explain. Thanks.

  2. Hi Poietes,
    The phone I have is the 3skypephone and it’s model reference is AMOI WP-S1 . The camera isn’t anything special really as it is only 2 mgp and like a lot of very basic point and shoot type digital cameras it has poor tolerance for contrast. That is why I often find it easier to get better results in somewhat overcast conditions rather than bright sunlight where there could be high variations of contrast between illuminated objects and thus causing ‘blowouts’. After a while you get to understand the limitations better and this helps get the best out of the camera.
    As for ‘gimping’ well that is using a quite sophisticated graphic editor called the GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) it is an open source software with features similar to photoshop except that the GIMP is completely free of charge!
    The GIMP is available for a number of operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux.
    GIMP for Windows can be downloaded from here – if you use another operating system then check out the links at the very bottom of the page for other OS’s.
    There are loads of tutorials available for the GIMP in addition to the official documentation – just google text strings like ‘gimp tutorial’ etc and yuo should get some useful links.
    Hope this helps.

  3. Oooo, this is neat!

  4. Thanks Jen – I am just sorry I didn’t have my Pentax with me when I saw this – still the result wasn’t bad for a cameraphone I think . 🙂

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