Friday, September 28, 2012

Big News

Yep, another variation on the iPhone has landed.... and, no, I don't own one... yet.
This shot was taken with my iPhone 4 in a Telecom store and treated with the Halftone app.
The phone itself was very fast at launching apps, scrolling through pages and shooting photos. In fact the camera improvements over the '4' are almost enough reason for me to want to upgrade... I have rarely used my point-and-shoot camera since getting an iPhone, so the device has become a very important event recorder.

Monday, September 17, 2012

First blooms

I liberated this native kowhai tree seedling from a life in a cold dark gulley and planted it on a reasonably sunny slope in Miramar.
It's been looked after as badly as the rest of the trees around it, but despite that, after about 4 years it's finally flowered for the first time. Not many blooms and much later than most, but great to see these intense yellow flowers.
The shot was given a few tweaks with the app Snapseed.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunset landing

When I saw this dramatic sky and a plane approaching I stopped my scooter, grabbed out my iPhone and shot this frame.
The best method of actually taking the photo (I find) is to place a finger on the camera icon (shutter button) and lift it off to take the shot. This is not only steadier than tapping on the phone, but it is usually very responsive when trying to capture peak action.
This image was cropped and enhanced with Camera+.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tasty Design

We were given a bag of coffee beans recently which almost look too good to open. Maybe we'll just put it on a shelf like a piece of artwork...?!
Straight shot from iPhone - no editing.