Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pencil illusions

A friend of mine recently showed me the Pencil Illusions App on her phone and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it to have a play. Besides being fun, I thought that it might help me simplify some of my landscape images.  It's really easy to use and works like the camera except that you can't zoom in or out. Here is a picture of my friend Andrea, which I think turned out well but I did take photos of other people which were less than flattering to them!

I couldn't wait to try it out on a landscape and without much thought to composition took this photo of a local field.

And here is the equivalent image using the Pencil Illusion app. I quite like it and could definitely inspire a piece of textile art.

I took this photograph in the other direction across one of the fields, firstly with the camera on my phone and then....
....the similar picture using the Pencil Illusion app. I don't think this worked quite as well as the first landscape but it has possibilities.
I think my new toy offers potential and as it was free, I don't think I'm in a good position to moan about the lack of zoom! Have you used anything else like this? 

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a fun toy... although being the owner of a particularly "stupid" phone as opposed to a smart phone I'll have to give it a miss!


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