Posts Tagged: Seal Beach

The Attack of the Tiny Planets: Seal Beach Low Tide Edition

The Original Photo of Low Tide as seen from the Seal Beach Pier The Low Tide photo run through the Tiny Planets App for the First Time The Second Pass of the Tiny Planets Low Tide Photo through the Tiny Planets App

On Monday, while waiting for my Mom to be finished at the dentist, I walked along the Seal Beach Pier and took the above left photo of the low tide line. Yesterday I ran the photo through the Tiny Planets app on my phone to good effect, middle photo. And then this morning, in a fit of experimentation, I ran the first tiny planet through the Tiny Planets app again to get a second almost trigometric/cosine effect, photo on the right. Thus, twice through the Tiny Planets makes for good fun.

Having fun with the DXOMark Filmpack Plugin

Seal Beach Pier - Original Nokia Lumia 1020 photo
Seal Beach Pier - Agfa APX black & white film Seal Beach Pier - Ilford Pan F black & whiteSeal Beach Pier - FujiFilm Velvia 50Seal Beach Pier - Kodak Elite 200

Wed 03.26.14 – A few months ago I downloaded the DxOMark Filmpack Lightroom Plugin, after seeing on a web site somewhere that the plugin would allow one to take one’s digital camera files and develop / digitally process them as various films – be it black and white film or color film.

Since I have fallen in love with Fujifilm Velvia 100 & 50 color slide film and Ilford Super XP2 400 black and white film this summer, and I really don’t like to spend time on post-processing, experimenting with the film pack has been fun. One just opens the images and presses the film you want to use, then save. Fast and fun.

Today, I took a photo of the Seal Beach pier before sunset as large, fluffy clouds were floating by. The top image is the original from my Nokia Lumia 1020 and the rest are various film pack processings. The DxOMark filmpack version of FujiFilm Velvia 50 is a bit over the top for my tastes, but I do like the black and white processings. Which do you like best?

Running from the Wave

Running from the waves

Sat 03.01.14 – During the great Puddlewatch 2014, aka where one must post lots of PuddleGrams, I went out in a break between the weird water stuff falling from the sky to take photos of waves roaring up the beach south of the Seal Beach Pier.

While the surf was not as big as Surfline predicted, it was still fun to watch the wave action and small boys running from the waves.