Sunday, September 18, 2011
The collage feature in Picasa is useful for more than just blog headers. Last night I had the distinct pleasure of helping a friend celebrate his birthday on a cruise of the San Francisco Bay that departed from the Oakland Ferry. I love these cranes and had only seen them from afar while zipping down the freeway. It was great to be so much closer. Collaging the images together gives more of a sense of the place. Playing with different layouts yields different stories too:
Here I replaced the far right image of cranes with one of a Matson ship. It gives a more complete but less symmetrical picture of the activities in the area. I took these images using the Hipstamatic app, Lucifer lens and Alfred Infrared film. The ones below used the same app with the Jimmy Lens for a more sunny look:
Rather than collage these 2 images together side by side, I used the multiple exposure setting in Picasa. Of course you can also do all of this collaging in your iPhone using Blender, PhotoWizard and/or Frametastic. Keep the tools unlocked and use whatever is handy when creativity and the urge to explore, "What happens if?" strike.