For Memorial Day we went to Windsor, IL, to make sure a flag was put on my wife’s grandfather’s grave. We drove through Mattoon on the way and past this closed ice cream emporium.
I almost missed this image; it was easy to miss on the shady side of a brick pillar, obscured by a tree branch. Snapseed’s red filter came through to bring out the text, just as the yellow filter helped some distant summer evening storm clouds.
Snapseed (Android/iOS) has gone from being a capable if somewhat toy-ish photo editor to a real professional tool, as long as you’re willing to edit JPEG. 🙂 I’ve begun to use it for on-the-spot edits of smartphone images, such as this little bit of weather captured one evening while we were leaving the pool. The color filter simulations in its black-and-white plugin, which are derived from Silver Efex Pro, did a great job bringing out the drama in the clouds, along with the arrow on the street which seems to be beckoning the storm on.