Week 41: free for all… Friday 13th edition

IPhone6 ProCam4 6:34pm (Aust EDST)
f.2/2 ISO 50 1/100s
Inverted b&w and edited in iPhoto and PicsArt.

I decided I’d take some photos at this little cemetery in the middle of suburbia, in light of Friday 13th and Halloween and all that! unfortunately the gates are locked after 8pm or I’d have come back after dark with some torches. I was there at duskish, but still there was too much light and I was facing almost due west! I did try taking some shoots with the light behind me.. but cemetery photos are hard! There’s little contrast and everything ends up being the same same so it doesn’t translate well!
Anyway I had fun playing in post edit… came out pretty groovy.

Always creative @retrokarrots!  The inverted edit is perfect! 

- RK


Photographer: KarachiChaiWalla
Instagram: @karachichaiwalla
Gear: Canon Rebel t4i with 50 mm lens
Software: Edited using iPhoto

“The KarachiChaiWalla is the testament of a typical burger boy, born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. In a effort to figure out life’s true purpose with an occasional search for a little halla gulla, he sets out not knowing what to expect from a city that continues to inspire, scare and intrigue.”

Pictures featured, top to bottom:

1.) Praying in Dada’s Mustard Field.

2.) I just asked these two boys selling bubble-kits to come down to the beach. The youngest one, almost instinctively I swear, positioned himself in front of the sun and knew exactly the shot I was looking for. SubhanAllah!

3.) This is what happens when you ask an elderly Pathan baba to act like a kid again. Magic with some confetti. Lets never forget we were once kids.

4.) “Yeh TV par toh nahien aayega na? Ghar walla ko nahien dikhana hai k mein Karachi aa kar kaisay zindagi guzar raha hoon.“ Translation: This won’t be on TV, right? I don’t want to show my parents how I’m living my life in Karachi.
Shehzad, a young dhol walla at Abdullah Shah Ghazi. Its kind of baffling when you meet someone who has the same struggles and concerns as you do from a different background and lifestyle.

5.) In a thick Pathan accent: “I haven’t changed any of my chai prices since my father died ten years ago. Everything is not about making paisa. Zindagi baraf ki tarah pighal jaati hai. Kisi ki intizaar mein nahein. Bas achay achay kaam mein shamil hotey raho takay vaha *points upward* kuch javaab de sako." Translation: Life melts away like ice, it does not wait for anything. Just do good deeds so that when you go up there, you have something to answer for.

Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator. 

Week 31: landscape in b&w
Bella Vista Farm

iphone6 ProCam4 f2.2 ISO32 1/1647s
3:56pm north northwesterly facing
B&W edit in iPhoto noir

Well, we went for a drive.. headed about an hour west did a big loop back and ended up at Bella Vista Farm 10minutes from home! Isn’t it always the way!
We did Find a cool lookout though (see outtakes). But this one, other than the colour switch has no editing. I probably could have cropped the sky so that the horizon was at ROT but oh well!

You have a real talent for creating images with amazing depth @retrokarrots!  Great composition and contrast here!

- RK

anonymous asked:

When you draw on paper, how to you upload it to your computer and make it so nice.

ok well basically, to start, i use my Canon scanner, MP480 series-

sometimes i scan drawings at a higher resolution, if i plan to make them available as prints and such, but in any case, i use Image Capture on my Macbook

then i usually open the scan in iPhoto, and go to Edit, and Adjust

aaaand i adjust the levels however i feel is fitting. after this step, sometimes i’ll open the drawing in Paint Tool SAI and do more editing- filters, touching up, erasing the background, or adding color

it works until i have money to buy Photoshop OTL