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wolfnowl

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Cell Phone Sunset
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:36:28 AM »

Sometimes you're out walking and you come across the most amazing light, and all you have is your cell phone.  Whattya gonna do?


Full Moon Over Clover Point (3 images)


Cell Phone Sunset 1 (3 images)


Rocky Shore (1 image)


Cell Phone Sunset 2 (2 images)


Cell Phone Sunset 3 (7 images)

The stitched images were combined in Autopano Pro and everything was pushed around a bit in Lightroom.

Mike.
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 03:14:39 AM »

Sometimes you're out walking and you come across the most amazing light, and all you have is your cell phone.  Whattya gonna do?
Very impressive, Mike!

But which phone? What shutter speed? What aperture? What focal length?

How can we appreciate the artistry without knowing those facts?  ;)

Jeremy
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 09:19:12 AM »

Maybe I'm going to have to break down and get a cell phone after all, just to make better photos.  ;)
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 09:25:23 AM »

Maybe I'm going to have to break down and get a cell phone after all, just to make better photos.  ;)

At least, if your cell phone photos are not as good as expected, you can say it's because you need a better camera…

Edit: Mike, your panoramas are wonderful, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 11:50:47 AM »

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But which phone? What shutter speed? What aperture? What focal length?

How can we appreciate the artistry without knowing those facts?

I'm actually looking to upgrade my phone and I decided that I do want a better camera, for both photos and even more for videos, so I would like to know which phone this is.
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 01:31:28 PM »

It's a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant GT-i9000M (the original, not the Galaxy S 2).  5MP camera.  Doesn't bother with trivialities like f/stops and shutter speeds!  ;)  Nobody's going to try making a large print out of these and the amount of data's pretty limited (although it wasn't THAT long ago that 5MP was pretty avant garde), but it's fun for web work, and otherwise all I'd have would be memories.

Mike.

P.S.  This might be of interest to some: http://www.wolfnowl.com/2011/01/cell-phone-cameras/
P.S. II, the sequel - Being an Android phone, I find these pretty handy: Photo Tools / Smart Tools (the bubble level for example is great for leveling the tripod - assuming you calibrate it properly against a carpenter's level).
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 01:41:57 PM »

Sometimes you're out walking and you come across the most amazing light, and all you have is your cell phone.  Whattya gonna do?

Mike, you already know the answer: shoot! The best camera is the one you have with you. I don't use my cell for photography, but I'm always carrying at least my mirrorless -- always!

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 01:46:43 PM »

Mike, you already know the answer: shoot! The best camera is the one you have with you. I don't use my cell for photography, but I'm always carrying at least my mirrorless -- always!
My thoughts exactly.  People often ask what equipment they need for ____.  My question is, "What can you do with what you have?"  Some genres require specific equipment, no question, but using what's on hand makes you more creative.

Mike.
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 05:39:40 PM »

Very impressive, Mike!

But which phone? What shutter speed? What aperture? What focal length?

How can we appreciate the artistry without knowing those facts?  ;)

Jeremy
But Jeremy this is better than the clouds! It even approaches the pink Jag with the Cyan background house ...masterpiece! I know what I will do..., I will call Koudelka and ask him what cell phone... does he use! ::) Regards, Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 11:29:37 PM »

I use the same cell phone that Edward Weston used.  ;)
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Re: Cell Phone Sunset
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 03:58:28 AM »

I use the same cell phone that Edward Weston used.  ;)
Its a real pity that cell phones didn't exist during the 50s-60s where the masters of photography where at their peak! They would have develop them so much by now, that using a camera would certainly be pointless. Perhaps Magnum should consider to make a "cell phone masterpiece" section.... :-X Regards, Theodoros. www.fotometria.gr
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