Monday, November 28, 2011

fractal leaves, iPhone challenge Day 54

This was taken pointing the iPhone straight up, with HDR turned on.

The patterns in the branches remind me of some of the details in Julia and Mandelbrot sets.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

macro work

Using the surface of my cat's eye to show the street scene below. This was shot with a 18-250 mm zoom lens on a Canon 7D from around 10 inches.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

iPhone photo day 50

The clouds were very pretty from 2500 AGL.  I am always impressed with the capability of the iPhone 4. Not as good as the Canon 7D, but still quite nice.  And it will act as a GPS.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

roiling clouds, Day 41

Most camera light meters will try and set things at middle gray (18 %).  As long as you understand this, you can figure out which area you want to be bright and which you do not.  If I were to take this photo and exposed on the Palace of Fine Arts, the clouds would have been blown out and not very interesting.  So, I exposed on the brighter part of the clouds in the upper right.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 40, a different caterpillar

This caterpillar was moving fast enough I actually was able to practice panning with the iPhone with it.

day 39, raw hdr

This is the raw HDR image from the iPhone 4.  The moon rising over the east side of the park at work, while the sun has just set.  The colors are a little odd....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 38 iPhone challenge

The colors were great, a little blue and it would have been better. Taken from my car window

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 36 Okay, not great

For some reason the squirrels were a bit jittery at Stern Grove. We later saw a red-tailed hawk feasting on a squirrel so that probably explains it.

My current conclusion is that the iPhone 4 is good for snaps and wide-angle shots. It's also very nice for close work, which surprised me.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 35, context

I find I really love the close up feature of the iPhone.  Taking this out of context (the rock was only 5 inches large) really brings some interesting features out.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 34, iPhone challenge

This is when I wanted an actual zoom rather than a digital zoom.  I was interested in the duck on the middle of the pond, but was not able to get any closer to it with the iPhone.

Unfortunately work has me slammed, and it's difficult to allocate time to hunt for photos...

Oh yes, Day 33 was a silly cat photo, so I didn't blog about it.  You can see all of the photos here

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 32

Shooting through the top of a fish bowl.  This is the fishbowl

Day 31, T minus 1 minute

The actual sunset is just on the horizon, but the clouds above the horizon were lighting up as if they were part of the sun.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 30, Golden Gate Bridge

The tops of the towers were peeking in and out of the fog.  Other than this very small part of the fog, it was absolutely clear.  Taking these types of photos can get difficult because if the exposure is off, the fog disappears into the sky.  I think this one works.