Terry, Meg and I first visited Ambergris Caye, Belize, in October, 2003. It was a marvelous trip. We stayed at a small condominium complex, “The Palms”, near the center of town. We so loved our experience that we purchased this wonderful, and inexpensive, oil painting depicting the main street running through town. It accurately depicts Rubie’s Hotel and Ruby’s Cafe, (yes, different spellings), as well as the surrounding buildings.
Because this painting is vivid and colorful on its own, I decided it was a perfect vehicle for checking out the special effects possibilities on my iPad camera. Who would think modern technology can create such a variety of images. All it takes is a willingness to explore the possibilities of “Photo Booth” on your iPad–or your Mac–for that matter. The special effects options run the gamut from “Squeeze” to “X-Ray”. For these photographs I chose “Squeeze”, “Twirl”, “Kaleidoscope”, and “Light Tunnel”. Here are the results: