It never fails. If I don’t have my D90 with me, I’ll find something to photograph.
A few days ago, I was walking around Bellingham and saw these leaves upon the green-painted curb of a shaded sidewalk. I have a Smart Phone, but it’s definitely not in the same league as the fancy iPhones out there in terms of camera quality. Why should that matter? The camera shouldn’t limit my ability to be creative. The best camera is the one you have with you, right? A slight adjustment with a Photoshop app, and voilà!
On Wednesday I drove to Seattle to pick up my Irish friend, Frank, from Sea-Tac Airport. I didn’t bring my camera because I wanted to focus on being a tour guide and didn’t want picture-taking to “take me out of the moment”. Anyway, that was a dumb idea. I love my Nikon, and of course because I didn’t have it I found all kinds of things I wanted to capture forever. So, I used what I had with me – my cell phone camera. These are some random 3 megapixel images I found interesting. Cheers!
All I had with me was a camera phone on my walk this afternoon when I found this. I enhanced the color a tad with my PicSay Pro app and voilà! Since I haven’t mentioned it in a while, if anyone is looking for a good app for your smart phone to do quick, but quality photo editing, PicSay Pro is the way to go. It far outshines the Photoshop app I found. I paid about $1.99 a year and a half ago for it. It may be a tad more now, but it’s worth it. You can do all the basic editing like adjust exposure, contrast, saturation, etc. But, you can also layer your photos or use Faux HDR, posterize, pencil sketch, duotone, B&W, sepia, tilt shift, etc. etc. and pick from several borders.
Sadly, a DSLR isn’t always at my fingertips. However, having spent the greater part of 2010 creating photo “art” on my cell phone, I thought I’d see what my Motorola DROID could do today when I found these candles. The lighting was decent, so the “Wax Tails” didn’t turn out half bad.
Posts on this blog prior to August 4th were all Motorola DROID, cell phone art (transferred over from their original home on Blogspot). When I started pursuing photography more seriously around July, the cell phone art became less interesting, and I only do it occasionally now.