For the last few weeks I’ve been committed to getting out every day and shooting, even if it’s just a single image a day. While I started this “program” as a means of shooting more photographs (with the added benefit of getting more walking exercise, too), the good news and the bad news is that I find that I’m getting most of my work done literally within steps of our Escondido home. Perhaps I’ll re-join a gym…
It’s funny…we moved less than 30 miles north and east from the Pacific coast to an inland valley, but the temps and weather have changed more dramatically than I ever would have guessed. Summers are hotter, winters are cooler, and we actually have fall! Who doesn’t love fall?
So here’s the fun part, this shot was handheld at midnight with my trusty little iPhone 4s. No flash. No tripod. So I was particularly pleased with the outcome. The light was provided by a streetlamp slightly above and behind the trunk of this beautiful California Pepper tree. I have to tell you…I continue to be amazed by the image quality this camera can produce.
This, too, was shot just steps from our front door. But early on a misty morning. Also with the iPhone 4s. Also hand held. Also with the sun positioned directly behind the trunk of a tree. This time it’s my favorite Chinese Elm.
This has definitely become my “walk-around” camera. I read recently that the iPhone has become the most used camera on the planet. I understand why.
A friend said to us recently, “I bought a camera and a phone came attached!”
Ain’t that the truth!