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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: Rob C on September 27, 2012, 10:18:03 AM

Title: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 27, 2012, 10:18:03 AM
Hi - don't think we had a section devoted to this genre - now we do.

I'll kick off with this one from this morning.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 28, 2012, 06:02:21 AM
Second part of the duet.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 28, 2012, 11:01:20 AM
I never find shots like this just walking down the street  :). Guess I live in a far more modest area.  :'(
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on September 28, 2012, 11:07:14 AM
Well, when you look at Rob's background, Chris, you realize he's spent his life in a world of boobs, so he's always alert for that. I guess there are worse ways to spend a life. War is one of them for sure.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 28, 2012, 11:50:51 AM
Not a bad place to spend your life..I can think of far worse fates.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris_Brown on September 28, 2012, 12:14:10 PM
I, for one, enjoy the functionality of the iPhone for quickly taking & uploading images for distant friends & family members to view. It beats the heck out of a 12Mpx point & shoot that requires me to transfer images to a computer in order to do anything with them.

A few weeks ago, I took my son to an auction house. He found the power saws.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 28, 2012, 01:11:52 PM

It beats the heck out of a 12Mpx point & shoot that requires me to transfer images to a computer in order to do anything with them.





Funny, I never use the cellpix without downloading them to the computer and into PS as quickly as possible. I don't think I have sent such virgin images - I mean un-PSd ones - more than twice at the most. Not sure when I first bought this thing, but I do remember using it on New Year's Day this year.

I certainly don't think of the 'phone as an easy option: in most ways it's a damned sight more difficult to use, especially with the dreadful visibility you get on the screen in bright daylight conditions. That is followed, or shared, by the lousy way that focus is attained. I'm also permanently in doubt about the moment of exposure. I tried some panning shots to induce movement blur, and in some cases, I'd passed right beyond the subject!

It's one virtue: it's literally always available whilst taking up no extra space.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 28, 2012, 01:15:21 PM
Not a bad place to spend your life..I can think of far worse fates.


I can offer one: when you run out of available/affordable boobs to photograph. Your life goes upside down.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 28, 2012, 01:19:39 PM

Your life goes upside down.

Rob C

I don't go there... ;D
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 28, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
I don't go there... ;D


I can think of 69 reasons why I'd agree, but nevertheless, when it hits you it hits.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris_Brown on September 28, 2012, 01:30:18 PM
Funny, I never use the cellpix without downloading them to the computer and into PS as quickly as possible. I don't think I have sent such virgin images - I mean un-PSd ones - more than twice at the most. Not sure when I first bought this thing, but I do remember using it on New Year's Day this year.

I spend so much time in PS that the freedom and speed of cellphone pics uploaded to friends & family was like a vacation. Full disclosure: I use and enjoy Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com). Completely trendy and fun $5 app.  In addition, Dropbox automatically uploads my images for cloud storage and distribution to my other 'puters.

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I certainly don't think of the 'phone as an easy option: in most ways it's a damned sight more difficult to use, especially with the dreadful visibility you get on the screen in bright daylight conditions. That is followed, or shared, by the lousy way that focus is attained. I'm also permanently in doubt about the moment of exposure. I tried some panning shots to induce movement blur, and in some cases, I'd passed right beyond the subject!

It's not the perfect tool for great photography/artwork, but that's what the pro stuff is for.

For a summer vacation, it was the only tool I brought (because I was on vacation). Small, light, easy to charge, plenty of memory, and easy to upgrade.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 28, 2012, 01:40:48 PM

I can offer one: when you run out of available/affordable boobs to photograph. Your life goes upside down.

As do boobs (down, that is) ;)

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2012, 09:55:42 AM
As do boobs (down, that is) ;)




It's all relative to the Equator.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2012, 10:26:11 AM
Actually, this thing about gravity and boobs in strange: folks coped perfectly well with nature for most of Life’s history, but now there’s an opportunity for more ‘doctors’ to make more bucks, so the world goes mad, encouraging non-essential invasive ops that are not always successful.

I remember doing a shoot in Cannes, based up in the Hotel Montfleury on the rise of la Californie, from whence one had a great view over the town, some marinas, and also catch sight of the castle further along the coast. What was interesting, was that whilst we did some shots of our girl in the pool one day, we noted that we were surrounded by many women of Arabic origin, each sporting her monokini, would you believe, and all with perfectly pert breasts, all pairs of apparently the same format as the others.

This offered my wife and the model much amused conversation, but from my perspective at least, it seemed a tad boring. As things turned out, they both concluded that we were in the midst of a middle-eastern revolution with the vote going to the knife. I think that’s unfortunate; you can’t really fool nature for long, and an aged figure shows the plastic within fairly obviously (as do some far younger ones, at times) and I suppose the only solution becomes frequent returns to the clinic.

What was more disturbing, was that these women were, many of them, mothers with their kids and nannies in tow. I have never before seen such public humiliations of gofers – kids of around five years of age were giving them orders which they instantly scurried away to perform. What a way to face the future, and what an incredible set of world and class perceptions and expectations that must breed! And what a comeuppance may lie in store.

Anyway, I enclose a Kodachrome from that pool, converted to black/white for no other reason than that I had just discovered how to do it when I did it. The conversion, not the shot. Yes, I think that’s what I mean. Obviously nothing to do with cellphones, but with F and F2 Nikons instead, but connected via a conversation about boobs and gravity. Does floating offer a third dimension?

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on September 29, 2012, 10:56:53 AM
Fine shot of a very pretty girl, Rob.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on September 30, 2012, 03:08:09 PM
Brave or foolhardy; close call.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: WalterEG on September 30, 2012, 05:04:44 PM
I can smell the approach of the front moving through Rob, and sort of get a sense of chill on my nasal and ear lobes.

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: WalterEG on October 01, 2012, 01:16:07 AM
I was not sure whether to post these for Rob C in this section or the Vehicles section.

When I saw it front on my heart skipped a beat but when I walked to the rear it was the model after the one I had hoped it to be.

Couldn't have been positioned worse for the lighting, but I am sure you get the gist.

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 01, 2012, 04:35:51 AM
That's the Impala (I think) after the one I found so impressive: the one with the smooth line in cat's eyes rear, not with the judder of the sharper angles. As I left India again in '53, and was aware of the car then, it must (the one I like) be older. Or my memory worse than I'd feared.

And to think that in Blighty we were making Austins and square Triumphs. Oh, we did make a Standard Vanguard that looked a bit like a '47 and '48 U.S. Ford. The Consul tried hard and the Zodiac was nice, even if the Vauxhall Cresta carried more chrome. ;-)

Regarding location for post: I think I'd put the image here, on the Cellphone shelf, because that's really the reason for its existing - the image, that is. Well, actually, both the images and the slot.

Ironically, I've just decided to start carrying the old D200 around with me, with the 2.8/24 stuck in front. The reason is the change in weather, which has cooled considerably this weeked, and also become much wetter. As a consequence, the baggy shorts with many pockets give way to jeans, and that forces the carrying of a shoulder bag of sorts to accommodate all the bits and pieces. So, as I bought a small Lowepro last year, I can use that for both camera and wallet and specs and cellphone. We shall see how long that combination lasts! My thinking is this: the D200 was crap at high ASAs, but if I keep it at a steady maximum of 400, then I'm no worse off than shooting Tri X or HP4 film equivalents, which is good enough for little web games.

My wife would ask: since you are carrying a bag, why use the D200 and not the D700? She had the same way of looking at life when I found joy using a light tripod with only two legs extended... I must be missing something. Indeed, and it's not the equipment.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on October 01, 2012, 10:38:07 AM
Brave or foolhardy; close call.

Rob C

Great catch, Rob.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: amolitor on October 01, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
Life isn't so easy for spiders. This morning, I was pushing my daughter on one swing and admiring the rather large web attached to the adjacent swing, and the architect of same. This fellow's probably an inch and a half across (toe-tip to toe-tip) and has obviously had a hard life so far:
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on October 02, 2012, 01:01:57 AM
My thoughts exactly!

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2012, 03:54:00 AM
In my case, both daughter and self would have been a hundred yards away from that swing.

We have some walking spiders here whose bodies look to be abut the size of an almond. I hate the sight of them (spiders, not almonds).

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2012, 10:20:46 AM
Stated the other day that I was going to abandon the cellphone camera for the older digital slr; in the event, I looked outside and the slr went right back into the camera box! No weather for old cameras. ;-)

So here's the local E-Type Jag-waar, cellshot again, instead, in front of one of the boats in the marina. As I remember it, those cars were about two thousand and two hundred pounds when they were being produced... now, you can pay over a hundred grand for one of the old things. Crazy, or what?

Rob C

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on October 02, 2012, 11:13:03 AM
I hate the sight of them (spiders, not almonds).

Easy, Rob. The spiders are the good guys. They keep down the bad guys.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: amolitor on October 02, 2012, 12:06:10 PM
Maybe that's what Rob's worried about ;)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 02, 2012, 12:38:28 PM
Well, I always thought the black stetsons were more cool than the white!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 05, 2012, 09:47:34 AM
Let me introduce you to my new topless model: she's still a little bit wooden, but with a tad more experience...

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 05, 2012, 10:02:23 AM
A half-girl, half-fish called Wanda?
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: WalterEG on October 05, 2012, 11:54:22 AM
I am surprised (somewhat relieved) that you did not post one of your YouTube links to "I wanda, wanda who, I wanda who - who wrote the book of love", Rob.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 05, 2012, 12:20:33 PM
Oh well, Walter, nobody remembers those musical things anymore other than we gentlmen of experience. But, I do remember these particular things with four wheels all too well; just like the E-Types, in fact... When I was an apprentice at Rolls-Royce, one of the other guys in the same year owned a brand new 220 SL (I seem to think it was 220, but might have been 190) for a while... so, not only the impoverished and impecunious sought refuge in industry. I had a run in it one lunchtime (as passenger, of course) and felt very grand indeed, but nobody I knew saw me. Bugger, such angst; such a wasted opportunity to crow!

Take care -

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: WalterEG on October 05, 2012, 12:38:43 PM
They were spectacularly pretty and distinctive back then.

I am driving a Merc at the moment.  The gearbox on my little Postman Pat van shit itself on Thursday and a friend has loaned me her little A-Class.  In an A-Class I doubt it matters much whether your friends see you or not.

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 06, 2012, 09:03:16 AM
Took myself back to an old haunt for lunch this time, if only because the Port place I prefer is closed on Saturdays, and I just couldn't face fending for myself today - tomorrow is enough.

Well, walking from the car where it gets parked under the plane trees, one passes this old factory that I shot some years ago when I got my D200. As if to show that even ruins aren't ever left in peace, here's a piece of local art that took my fancy. In colour it actually looks pretty, but I prefer the menace of black/white.

I suppose it proves that, for better or for worse, once they have bitten you, cellphones aren't going away any time soon.

For what it's worth, and especially to keep Walter happy, I recommend viewing to the soothing balm of this:

http://youtu.be/GsJVT8Jr_pM

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 06, 2012, 11:15:48 AM
I love it, Rob!
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 06, 2012, 11:33:35 AM
Looks like the safest way to photograph kids these days. A fine capture, Rob.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 06, 2012, 11:46:12 AM
Thanks, guys; it's a nice example of what I always imagine is available at the drop of a hat in most big cities, if you dare visit the parts other snappers leave alone. This being a small town/large village, I put it down to the chance discovery of something odd.

Slobodan, the gist of what you wrote about shooting pix of kids was worrying me all the time that I was processing this shot; I was wondering how some nutter might misconstrue it, but concluded that since I didn't set it up, then it's just reporting what already is. It's a sad day when one feels these worries.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on October 06, 2012, 12:03:17 PM
It's a great shot, Rob, and you're right: it is a sad day. Without the joy of kids the world can become a pretty depressing place. Instead of inhibiting it our world should be encouraging photography that shows that joy.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris_Brown on October 08, 2012, 06:37:47 PM
Kids are wonderful. Even when they're a bit large.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: WalterEG on October 08, 2012, 07:06:23 PM
Obviously spectacle lenses have phenomenal depth of field.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Randy Carone on October 08, 2012, 08:17:15 PM
Great shot Chris!!
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 09, 2012, 11:47:34 AM
Felt the end of summer and the start of autumn these past few days - had no ADSL recently because I've been changing telephone contracts and nothing is easy. How we come to depend on the Internet; I felt quite anxious over the weekend and right up to today, when the final changes seem to have been completed... must be an addiction.

Anyway, the people are mostly gone, now, and the few businesses still open aren't doing much of anything.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: kaelaria on October 09, 2012, 03:26:48 PM
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Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 09, 2012, 06:39:21 PM




Hey, that's a cool piece of colour drama! I like it a lot.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on October 09, 2012, 09:08:51 PM
Love it, Kaeleria. Been there. Done that. But not with a sky like that one.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: kaelaria on October 12, 2012, 12:13:26 PM
Yeah it was a big rolling front coming in, we got inside just in time!  Here's another, looking to the right of the pier:

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: RSL on October 12, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
Looks vicious.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on October 12, 2012, 01:32:07 PM
Yes, it's powerful. I wonder, unless you meant it, why there's so much grain; it happens to me at times too, with cellpix, and I've no idea why. Ironically, when I want that on RAW derived images, it's quite a hassle to get there!

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on June 10, 2013, 02:16:11 AM
Been a while since anyone posted here... thought it deserved some love.  All made with a Samsung Galaxy S and pushed around a bit in LR 5 Beta.

The first two images are from Ross Bay Cemetery, the third and the fourth from the same spring storm.

1) Water Dish
2) Few Hits, Many Misses
3) Breezy
4) Do You Think the Rain Understands?

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on June 10, 2013, 02:18:15 AM
Three images from the Oak Bay Native Plant Garden.  The first two are white fawn lily and the third is western trillium.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 10, 2013, 05:25:58 AM
Mike!

I'd forgotten all about this thread - now that I've been reminded it may push me to doing something new with the cellphone. About time, too, because I feel I'm getting more and more lazy.

Thanks for the shot in the arm and the interesting pix you posted.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Harald L on June 10, 2013, 11:51:51 AM
Rob, you started with chicks. A classic subject for cell-phone-art: "Everybody neat and pretty? Then on with the show..."

Harald

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 10, 2013, 01:11:32 PM
Rob, you started with chicks. A classic subject for cell-phone-art: "Everybody neat and pretty? Then on with the show..."

Harald




Yes, I'd forgotten that; must have Georgia on my mind instead. Maybe I'll take up travel, then.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. Some tan your pair of chicks has! Great skin tones.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Harald L on June 10, 2013, 01:21:35 PM

Yes, I'd forgotten that; must have Georgia on my mind instead. Maybe I'll take up travel, then.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. Some tan your pair of chicks has! Great skin tones.

My very special rub ::)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures/ Fragment
Post by: Patricia Sheley on June 11, 2013, 09:06:47 AM
...of the flow...
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures/ Fragment
Post by: Rob C on June 11, 2013, 10:06:32 AM
...of the flow...



Excellent, Patricia!

At last we're (your shot) getting towards where 50s photography got me turned so far on that I could never jump off the habit again.

Absolutely love it.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 11, 2013, 10:13:27 AM
+1

There is some hope for photography as art after all ;)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Patricia Sheley on June 11, 2013, 03:52:59 PM
...Rob, Slobodan... ;)... that insatiable impulse...and the paradoxes built into it.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on June 12, 2013, 05:49:30 PM
Karsh would be proud, Patricia!  If he had a cell phone, that is.

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Patricia Sheley on June 14, 2013, 10:18:04 AM
Karsh...

Mike.

That you would have that fleeting association Mike, has been the catalyst to putting together some of what remains  to briefly fluoresce in my decay. At about the same time that Minor White became a powerful force for me, some of the Karsh work almost seemed to emanate from a place that felt the polar opposite, but drew me in just the same. It is only now, with your reference, and far removed from that time and its complicating layers that I reached this morning the realization of what it is...

It is the work he did where touch was the eye, touch the sensibility...the unrevealed sensory truth that he with great intensity exquisitely modulated as something of the spirit of the sitter made the journey to the portrait. I do not feel this with his entire work, but powerfully when the sitter is a sculptor or a painter or a thinker...those who still know the primeval feel of dirt on the hands. (I even have come to see how the Hepburn portraits gather their power in this way, this connection...she was always proud to have dirt under her nails....that is powerful. Karsh found the way to "touch" that and authenticate that brilliant fluorescence)

The Giacomo Manzu and Einstein portraits also have that power for me... and yet I had never understood the association between Minor and Karsh until now. That magnificent ability to escape the surfaces and reveal the unseen. Increasingly rarefied today.   
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 14, 2013, 11:49:22 AM
Oh Patricia, why Karsh? Of them all, he disappointed me the most. I never found a female portrait of his that - in my mind - worked. His Bardot is a special disillusion... she could have been a man, for all the differences he found.

Whenever I think of him I think camera club, and ultra-crisp images of fake sailors in cable-stitch sweaters, smoking pipes, and lit by a zillion different spots.

Maybe I remember too much.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Patricia Sheley on June 14, 2013, 12:36:39 PM
Rob,
"I do not feel this with his entire work, but powerfully when the sitter is a sculptor or a painter or a thinker...those who still know the primeval feel of dirt on the hands. " P.A.S.

 It is a narrow segment which I refer to...and very specifically where the intensity of their oeuvre is that which has transferred....ie: the Manzus, the Einsteins, ...Had he not earned the better part of his living by the formulaic I would like to think there would have been more...most of us know the bond to that which funds our coffers... but when he made that "touch" connection there is no escaping the power that emanated... I hadn't caught the reason those pulled me in until Mike's comment. I like that awareness now of what it was that drew me, and to which specifically...and yes I count the "fishermen's sweaters" as those that earned him his living as opposed to having power and understand your point very well...(I'll remain on the fence about the Churchill, the first... only because the anger of not being in charge at that moment is so visceral...)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 14, 2013, 02:41:37 PM
I think I understand.

Karsh was a meticulous, formulaic craftsman, but in only a few of his portraits did he succeed in bringing out the essence of the sitter.
Perhaps only those who "still know the primeval feel of dirt on the hands" were able/willing to project their essences onto Karsh's film?

Eric M.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Harald L on June 14, 2013, 02:59:25 PM
Despite the fact that I use my cellphone hardly never for taking pictures I have a lot of pictures like this on it.

Harald
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: David Eckels on June 14, 2013, 04:32:26 PM
Obviously, I need more practice.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: David Eckels on June 14, 2013, 04:40:13 PM
Red Clover.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Chris_Brown on June 14, 2013, 06:12:26 PM
Happy hour.

And, yes, I do enjoy Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com) for the phone. It makes taking snapshots fun again.

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 14, 2013, 07:15:28 PM
Happy hour.

And, yes, I do enjoy Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com) for the phone. It makes taking snapshots fun again.

A typo? You surely meant to write schnapps shots? ;)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 14, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
Despite the fact that I use my cellphone hardly never for taking pictures I have a lot of pictures like this on it.

Harald
I'd rather have that on my wall than "Rhine II."

Eric M.


Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: orchidblooms on June 18, 2013, 09:29:41 PM
motorola atrix ii series

set black and white points - then panno blend in ps

taken this past sunday

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 25, 2013, 12:34:24 PM
A local hero having his daily snooze, which seems to last 24/24.

Not much of a sex life for a cat - but what would I know - maybe that's really why he's tired, and he doesn't sleep 24/24, just whenever I happen to pass en route to the lottery shop. I think he's still alive - at least, I don't see many flies yet.

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 25, 2013, 12:48:38 PM
If that's what's on your plate, no wonder you keep having change of diet on your mind ;)
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 25, 2013, 12:58:37 PM
If that's what's on your plate, no wonder you keep having change of diet on your mind ;)



That's a shop window, and the plate's for sale! Dunno about the cat, but perhaps it owns the shop. Strange places, the sticks.

;-)

Rob C


Good grief! Do you realise what I just did? I posted a CAT picture!
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on June 27, 2013, 11:45:02 PM
I wouldn't say that too loudly, Rob - the powers that be might not notice... shhh...  ;)

A recent image - just playing around with the phone and a bit in LR 5.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/9156875922_162803be96_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9156875922/)
Calla Lily (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9156875922/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

Mike.

Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on June 28, 2013, 03:45:44 AM
Those pictures would be pretty cool even with a regular camera, showing yet again that it's ideas that count - not cats!

The flower, especially, takes my fancy.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on July 04, 2013, 01:34:48 AM
Thanks, Rob!  Marcia (for some inexplicable reason) does not share my fascination with f/stops and shutter speeds, but she's gained quite a reputation in our photo club for her cell phone imagery... especially after I foisted Freeman Patterson's 'Photography and the Art of Seeing' on her.  Here are a couple of recent flower images, made by her and pushed around a bit in LR.

Mike.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/9166879187_3bdf4e02ae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166879187/)
Grand Opening (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166879187/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/9166877959_f1dd734dd5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166877959/)
Sunburst (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166877959/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9166876389_4db39b5419_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166876389/)
Awakening (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166876389/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/9166871379_3ef26c96f3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166871379/)
Droplets (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/9166871379/) by wolfnowl (http://www.flickr.com/people/wolfnowl/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Rob C on July 04, 2013, 04:43:01 AM
Amazing stuff! Leica and CaNik should be getting worried.

Seriously, if a cellphone can permit this...

Rob C
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Harald L on July 04, 2013, 05:18:23 AM
In the light of current events: Big Brother is watching you.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: francois on July 04, 2013, 06:40:41 AM
Thanks, Rob!  Marcia (for some inexplicable reason) does not share my fascination with f/stops and shutter speeds, but she's gained quite a reputation in our photo club for her cell phone imagery... especially after I foisted Freeman Patterson's 'Photography and the Art of Seeing' on her.  Here are a couple of recent flower images, made by her and pushed around a bit in LR.

Mike.


Simply suberb! Send off my congratulations to Marcia.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 04, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
Simply suberb! Send off my congratulations to Marcia.
+1.

Eric M.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on July 05, 2013, 02:15:01 AM
Thanks from Marcia!  And me too!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: petermfiore on July 05, 2013, 08:01:37 AM
Amazing stuff! Leica and CaNik should be getting worried.

Seriously, if a cellphone can permit this...

Rob C
Hi Rob,

They already are and have been for quite sometime.

Peter
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: fike on July 05, 2013, 11:26:31 AM
This may be a bit meta, but this is my favorite cellphone camera pic.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: wolfnowl on July 07, 2013, 02:01:11 AM
Who's looking at whom?  Is the cell phone also having its picture taken?

Mike.
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: fike on July 08, 2013, 03:08:43 PM
Who's looking at whom?  Is the cell phone also having its picture taken?

Mike.

I recall putting my OM-D down in the leaves with its new 75mm lens mounted.  I stood up to do something (answer phone, maybe) and when I looked down at my feet there was a nice little composition. If I had a second camera with me I would have made the image with that.  Regardless, the iphone did a nice job of it.  I was doubly pleased that the diffused light from the overcast sky took away all glare and allowed the aperture blades to be seen perfectly
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: kencameron on July 11, 2013, 06:45:51 AM
Perth, Near and Far
Title: Re: Cellphone Pictures
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 11, 2013, 10:34:06 AM
Ah, those wide-angle panoramas...they certainly put respective into, well, perspective  :)