Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them?

So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there … Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 7

When I work out, admittedly only about 4 times a year, I attempt to view my photos on the AppleTV. The new Photos app now lets me share all of the photos in my Lightroom catalog! Today was the first time I tried it, and it worked. The TV just pulled random photos from a 50,000+ photo collection. What a … Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 5

O dear! Today was so busy, I almost forgot! I’m getting my Day 5 photo posted just before midnight!

I chose something entirely different: a partial panorama in that this photo is really many photos stitched together spanning about a 180º view. The actual completed image is over 25,000 pixels wide by over 3,000 pixels tall and can be enlarged … Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 4

Happy Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the season of love, I’m sharing a bonus photo along with another photo of one of my favorite places on earth: Lake Pukaki on the South Island of New Zealand. Every time we drove by this place it looked strikingly different. For a map of the area, see this prior post from the tripContinue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 3

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you.

It had just stopped raining (an incredibly rare thing at the time) when we stopped at the old submarine (now fishing) pier at Fort Baker. The air was clear with a bit of a nip from the strong and consistent breeze from the ocean through the … Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 2

Just on the outskirts of a tiny quaint mining town on the South Island of New Zealand, protected by the mountain behind it from the brutal winter elements, sits this small house from a time gone by. The HDR brings out the rich textures in the  wood slats1.

The sun had disappeared behind the mountains casting long shadows … Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 1

Oh dear. Now I feel under pressure! Steve Krodman nominated me (isn’t this more like a chain letter than a nomination?) for the 7 photos in 7 days in which you are supposed to nominate another person each day to accept the challenge of posting an interesting nature/wildlife/landscape photo.

At first I thought the photos had to be HDR. So, … Continue reading

YOPO Lens Kit (iPhone 6s+) Review

I must admit that the iPhone 6s+ camera has compelled me to leave the heavy camera equipment behind more and more often. The little device does some amazing things, things I literally never thought would be possible with such a tool. When I really need a quality shot, however, I still bring out the Canon glass, but the iPhone creates … Continue reading