I have long been a keen but entirely amateur photographer and while I take a lot of photos with a bridge camera and also use a small point and shoot, I do tend to use my phone day to day to snap away whenever and at whatever takes my fancy.
I'm also drawn, irresistibly, to the huge amount of photo editing apps available which can turn even the most pedestrian photo into a breathtaking work of art. But being from Yorkshire, where making something better than it should be heralds the accusation of being all fur coat and no knickers, such photo manipulation could be considered cheating, a bit,
So I've started a new feature where that shame can be celebrated. Rejoice in the fur coat (faux of course) and don't worry about the knickers. I'll be publishing my favourite one or two photo-apped snaps every Monday sure in the knowledge that everyone is fully aware that each and every photo has been filtered, framed and fettled to look it's very, very (or the best I can manage) best ....
This week, we're all about using Snapseed in the city and unexpectedly, I'm showing my knickers before putting on the fur coat or, if you prefer, showing the before and after Snapseed shots...
The second photo, of Wakefield Council's offices, has just a soupcon of Tilt Shift added. Never has local government looked so glamorous.
Photos were taken on iPhone 5c. All apps used are free and available in the iTunes Store App store