Nicolas,The title illustrates what this dog did when he saw me some 15 meters (roughly 45 feet) above with my iPhone 4.
Yes! when I'm on vacation I rarely bring my regular photo gear : ) The iPhone is far enough to make some snaps to reset memories when/if needed…
So this dog was lying on the concrete pavement, certainly waiting for some cool air, and decided to move. Not far though! Temp was about 40° Celsius (some 104° Fahrenheit) in Greece last week…
iPhone 4 and its digital zoom (no particular PP except little denoise and reduced size):
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I saw these last night - the second one infected my dreams - it really is one of the most beautiful dog works - shows to me that craft is the mind - not the process.Nicolas,
Wait till you get the 40MP Nokia devised to get around needing an optical zoom, LOL! This set of pictures impresses me that we will see a major change in digicams driven from such sensors. Signal to noise might be limiting in the shadows, but these images are simply amazing.
Looking at your engaging images I realize that an artist can do magic with any camera, but these little gadgets make even that easy to the one with a quick eye!
The last two with the dash of pink would be great for giant blow-up on canvas! These would be impressive in any fine gallery!
Thank you Asher and Mark,
I agree with you both, gear - even my Pentax 645D - doesn't makes the image.
One has to use the "tool" with its ease and defaults. I know that in the same situation, I wouldn't have shot the dog the same way with the Pentax, it would have been a completely different image that the one here. Better? We''ll never know!
Back to Asher's comment, I'm sure that, in this case, the digital zoom with noise and blurr adds a lot to the motion/emotion.
I agree that the 1st one has less interest, I posted it for the sake of the story (see title).
Yes, small cameras can be fun!
No up res, no crop. As is. So yes for the combination of low light/slow shutter speed with digital zoom.Nicolas,
Could you explain how one gets a picture like the last two. Is it the combination of slow shutter speed and digital zoom or did you also up res it? It's so impressive like Matisse or Monet painted it!
Well Nicholas,No up res, no crop. As is. So yes for the combination of low light/slow shutter speed with digital zoom.
Matisse and Manet? You push my limits way too far! lol!
"You're a hard act to follow"Well Nicholas,
You're a hard act to follow. No animals. Just a grabshot at sunset in balmy Southern California.
Asher Kelman: Evening
Just imagine watching a show and then Asher has to come on the stage and sing after Madonna finishes her act! That's what I mean, you are a hard act to follow!"You're a hard act to follow"
Sorry, I don't understand the exact meaning...
How does that work, Nicolas? Does it take a rapid series of pictures? But then one would still need to keep it very still!As for the sunset, you have just been cheated by the bad dynamic range of the iPhone 3!
In this case, on my iPhone 4, I would have used the HDR fubction...
Hmmm, I'm not sure I like to be compared to Madonna! LoL! but anyway you're too kind with me!Just imagine watching a show and then Asher has to come on the stage and sing after Madonna finishes her act! That's what I mean, you are a hard act to follow!
How does that work, Nicolas? Does it take a rapid series of pictures? But then one would still need to keep it very still!
If you do that, I'll stop immediately all my work and all the rest, and will fly directly to the stage to hear you and why not shoot some pics ! LoL I would love it!Just imagine watching a show and then Asher has to come on the stage and sing after Madonna finishes her act!
Here is a sample…
This time, the iPhone has been fooled and originally underexposed the image so the foreground is totally black.
1st image is untouched
2nd image is the HDR version.
I've done no pp except downsize for the forum…
For sure, but wait to see the price! It should be close to a pretty good amateur camera…Thanks! That's impressive. I wonder if they have the HDR capability on the new Nokia. The new 5G iPhone will be out soon and I wonder what that will bring us? These are fun times!
back of the class jake
although another good set of work takes you back to the front
Wow, thanks guys.Jake
You do bring us in another, fantastic, world; really amazing and unusual. Congrats!
Jake, I'm loving those shots of yours. Hard to believe they were taken with a cell!Wow, thanks guys.
I am actually quite happy that I have stepped away from the DSLR for a bit. Not really by choice(been working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day), but it has helped me forget about all the technicalities of photography and focus strictly on trying to capture what I see as my phone only has two setting I use(HDR or ISO 100). I've been working on trying to keep photos balanced and waiting for nice light to hit the earth. I believe it has also helped with my cropping. I already, have always, liked square crops but instagram pretty much forces it so it helps with that also.
But I really cannot wait to have some radio triggers and a few more light modifiers because now I have allot of locations that I have already mapped out to try portraits and landscape work in the future. I have thought of all these as rough drafts for work to come!
Jake, I'm loving those shots of yours. Hard to believe they were taken with a cell!