You might have noticed that I take a lot of photos 🙂 Some of my favorites never make it into a post. So here are five photos from the last several weeks that deserve a showing. All of them were taken with my new iPhone13, which — I’ll be honest — I mostly bought for the cameras, especially since I cracked the lens on my iPhone12 a while back and so one of its two cameras was kind of unpredictable (think “unwanted lens flare”).
This one was an experiment using the phone camera in macro mode. I’m really impressed with the cameras on my new phone and I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with them in different situations.
Ah, macaroons! This lovely plate of them was in the window at a store in Eureka Springs and I couldn’t resist taking the photo. There were a zillion people waiting on line inside the store, so I didn’t actually buy any macaroons. But don’t they look tasty?
I used the phone’s wide angle camera for this shot of Punderson Lake in eastern Ohio. I wanted to capture as much as possible of those gathering clouds (we had rain that night), the stillness of the water and two fishermen next to the row of colorful kayaks.
The cover photo (up there at the top of the post) was also a wide-angle shot to capture as much of those clouds as possible while still showing some of the Lake Erie shoreline.
And, finally, dusk on Lake Erie, from my campsite. It’s amazing how much light that phone camera sucks in, making this shot work instead of making it murky dark.
I’ve taken to using the iPhone13 as my everyday camera, especially when I’m just walking around the campground or doing hikes. It’s easier to carry than the Sony A7, although I do still love that big boy a lot. I just took the A7 out for a spin on Sunday and it reminded me how much fun it is to play with shutter and aperture and all those other “pro” settings that are just defaults on the iPhone. Always good to have camera options, I say.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.