No shooting today…had big plans but it’s been raining here all day plus I had a ton of things to get done around the house (only managed to complete about half a ton though) so nothing new.
iPhone photography has been the rage for a while. I never really got the appeal as I had an iPhone 3Gs for a long time and the camera left a lot to be desired. Just a few days ago I upgraded to the iPhone 5 after a brief, 4 month affair with an Android device (don’t ask, I won’t tell). The camera on this little bugger is pretty damn good, I now understand why iPhone photography is popular and why manufacturers of point and shoot cameras might be a little nervous. Below is just a quick ‘behind the scenes’ shot of my setup for the sunrise picture I posted yesterday. Nothing spectacular, but considering the lighting and lack of support, I think the iPhone did a fine job of capturing the scene. I can see myself doing a lot more of this since my phone is always with me.
iPhone 5 photo of my tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II waiting on the right light
Took a quick trip over to Houghton’s Pond this afternoon hoping to get some good sunset shots that I could enter into a photo contest. I don’t know that I got any contest winners but did get some nice shots. This image is actually 3 shots one at metered value and +1 -1, combined in Photomatix Essentials HDR software. As far as HDR goes, this is my very first ever foray into it, and maybe I should have waited for a better example to post. But I did like the end result of this 3 shot combo, even though I probably could have gotten the same (maybe even better) image by post processing in Lightroom and or Elements. I definitely need some more practice before I can put HDR to proper use.
Copyright @ 2012 by Adrian M. Benson Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 3 shot bracket combined in Photomatix Essentials