Just another example of new pictures being edited to look old

Picture of old Shell Station in Issaquah
Picture of old Shell Station in Issaquah

One of the funny things about the new photography in the digital age is what people are doing with all this computing power.  I never would have thought that I would find it fun to take pictures that look pretty much exactly like the subject looked to my eyes when I took them and change them to make them look old, faded and fuzzy.  This picture is taken with my iPhone 4 using an application called Camera +.  Within the program are filters and effect that you can apply to the pictures that change them in some way.  They might make the colors sharper or you can use them to lighten up the foreground when you have too much back lighting, etc.  The one I used here on this old historic landmark Shell station is called “Grunge” and it makes the picture look like it’s been through Hell (or at least the mosh pit of a Nirvana show).  I have another app called Instagram that make all the pictures you take look like they were taken with a Polaroid or Instamatic….or something.  It’s fun, but also feels a bit like cheating.


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