Every year we go to the Halloween/Bonfire Night event at the local High School, and for once, it stayed dry tonight. I am staggered at the quality of photos from the iPhone 11Pro, especially in low light.
I’ve wanted to get a classic 35mm ‘pocket’ camera for a while, but I’ve been outbid on every occasion up to now. This little beauty was advertised at £30 on the website of a reputable photo retailer so I dived in, and it arrived this morning… First indications are very promising.
Ever since I bought my laptop I’ve been planning on getting an external monitor for it, and doing away with my desktop iMac. There’s nothing wrong with the iMac, it’s just easier to manage photos on one computer only. Finally did it today!
Well, it’s actually a new phone – an iPhone 11 Pro. Only released a couple of weeks ago, I was seduced by the three camera lenses it has built in. The usual wide angle as on most iPhones, a telephoto, and a super wide angle. And it’s got improved processing so ideal for low light, and portraits. Not that I’m planning on selling my ‘real’ camera anytime soon, but this is going to be brilliant for everyday photos…
Usually when I’m taking photos of waterfalls, I shoot a longish exposure with my camera on a tripod. With just my phone with me, I improvised by using a long exposure app and supporting the phone against a railing. It just about gets away with it …
First time out for a while with my ‘real’ camera (as opposed to my smartphone) so decided to try Ramshaw Rocks, a place I know well, and just an hour or so from home. The sunset didn’t disappoint…
… on the weather. This weathervane sits on the roof of our neighbour’s barn. The barn is around 200 years old, and I suspect the weathervane is of similar age. Lit by an amazing sky this evening.
I was awake even earlier than usual this morning and around 6am saw that the light was promising. Grabbed shoes and my camera and walked the few yards to the farm gate nearby. Just time to snatch a few shots before the sun came up fully and the beautiful colours disappeared.
So, after an eventful week in Ibiza we are back home in (not so sunny) Staffordshire. With no travel plans upcoming, it’s an opportunity to become familiar with the little Fujifilm X100F camera I bought just before we went away. I plan to shoot much more mono, so expect to see that reflected here.
I’ve had the Sony A6300 for a while, but it never quite worked as an ‘everyday’ camera for me. Lots of great features, but it was just a bit on the big side for what I wanted. I’ve tried a smaller lens on it, but that compromises quality too much. So it’s going on it’s way shortly, and being replaced by the Fujifilm X100F – much smaller and neater, and great quality too!