Untitled (Memory pods #25) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale.
After developing over twenty of the memory pod images using the Snapseed app on my Samsung camera-phone, I am going back and looking at these same images again. I might say that these are “straight” images that do not appear to be tweaked. The image above is the first image I manipulated with Snapseed, Memory pods #01 and the image that drew me into this project.
Actually my fist thought was about the capabilities of Samsung 4 and how close it can get to the subject, what would pass as a macro photograph. I am almost sure that my 24-105 L lens on my Canon 5D can duplicate this. Well perhaps if I were to take an image and subsequently crop it to blow up the central region, which I may actually try tomorrow as a what if. Actually this Samsung photograph is pretty impressive.
Nevertheless, this is my first real foray into plants, macro photography and heavy manipulated post-exposure images, as prior to this neither the plants or macro photography was of much interest to me. I have always seem to have an interest in abstraction, which for the last eight years has mostly been using in-camera using prolonged exposure durations.
I think I will revisit some of the other earlier photographs from this Memory pod series to see what they might look like “straight”.