All images taken with an iPhone 6 using the ‘Average Camera Pro‘ app. Which (according to the developers description), does the following:
‘Average Camera automatically takes multiple pictures (immediately or after a timer expires), calculates the average picture out of these and normalizes the result’
It was a balmy day today, so the trees swaying in the garden seemed a good subject for this app. I took a lot of shots and this selection showed off one of the effects that the app can create. They are best viewed large, in order to see the ‘blur’ effects from the motion of the foliage. All the images were post-processed in Lab Color mode.
The app is available here:
Upcoming Album Project (late 2015)
I have a project that I intend to release towards the end of this year. It is based around female voices in a beat-less ambient context. There may well be some kind of thematic elements involving choral / sacred voices and sea sounds (really) !. I plan on releasing it towards the end of this year.
I’ve posted a very brief snip from one of my work-in-progress tracks on my Soundcloud page:
More info as I progress with it.
Unreleased Track at my Apple music artist page
I’ve figured out how to upload a track to my Apple music artist page thing (which took some doing !)
Hopefully this link should work – apologies if it doesn’t ! (I will probably upload it to Soundcloud / Bandcamp in a few weeks) I’m just curious to determine whether this Apple music artist profile thing might be of some use.
‘Breath of Life’
My studio view is North facing, I see all manner of cloud formations from it. This one was something out of the ordinary, it was only present for 5 minutes or so. A spirit of sorts…
Images taken with a Sony RX100, Lab color post-processed.
In Yorkshire, people say ‘up on the tops‘, meaning up on the high ground. Here’s some images I took on some of my favourite higher places. All taken with my Sony RX100, the panorama with an iphone 5.
On the face of it, it may appear that there are no new musical projects coming out of ‘Flame Acres’, but I’m actually working on a few projects, behind the scenes. Some more definite than others.
Firstly, my next ambient album. It will be based around female voice and something of an oceanic theme, it will be reflective and ‘pure’ ambient, contrasting with my more recent offerings.
I’m currently working on a Korg Gadget project on the iPad, this will be more in my ‘Formbank’ ouvre – definitely not ambient ! One reviewer (Dene Bebbington) described one of my previous Formbank albums as ‘psychedelic EM’, which I think is a pretty apt description.
I’m also looking at a generative ambient project, on the iPad, thats much less defined at present. Lastly, I’m still looking at some kind of guitar album release (as I have been for years), it’s becoming more defined now.
As my last releases were pretty large ones (in terms of duration / work involved etc.), I want to space out whatever I release this year, the ambient voice and the Formbank projects will definitely be out later this year, the others probably not.
On a different note, I’m getting into ‘iphone photography’ (iphone-ography ?), it’s early steps for me with this, but the results have been encouraging. I’m currently exploring what the iphone 5 is capable of. I wanted something that I could carry around and use quickly.
Last installment of these spring images. As you’ll notice green is pretty predominant in these shots. The forty shades of green are very vibrant here in North Yorks now.
These shots were taken as HDR shots in-camera (Sony RX100) and then processed afterwards.