As I stated in my last post, I am completely and irrevocably in love with Instagram.
I usually do not like all of the “filter” apps on the iPhone, because most of them are cheesy and over-done.
How ever, Instagram does it perfectly. But in their lastest update, they released a new tool called Lux.
Lux is supposed to enhance your photos into an almost HDR effect.
At first, I hated Lux because I would use it on pictures of people’s faces and my dogs and it never turned out quite right.
I think I’ve hit the jackpot now, because I figured out what it did work on. Landscapes!
Here is a little proof.
This picture of my churches steeple, as seen in “Light In The Storm” post, which has had the Lux feature added.
When I first seen this, I thought it looked to grainy and over-worked, but I think for this picture it works.
Lux really accentuates dark colors, as seen in the blacks of the windows and shuttering on the steeple and in the clouds.
This is the same picture, with the same filter (Amaro) but without Lux.
As you can see, the photo isn’t as dark and contrasted as the previous one.
Being as indecisive as I am, I can’t choose my favorite.
It’s WW3 in my head.
“The dark, rustic and contrasted version of Lux! No! The dreamy and crisp version sans Lux!”
Well… you get the point.
But which photo do you think looks best?
Regardless, Instagram is awesome and so is their new update, Lux.
I hope this helps everyone out there. Whether you’re just now getting started on Instagram or are a seasoned Instagram…er. Send me your favorite Instagram photos! Follow me, @dusthug.