Saturday, January 28, 2012

Some Photographic Drama

Stop and take a picture


Lately, I have been using my iPhone camera more and more. You know I love it anyway, but with my other actual camera acting unreliably, I have counted more and more on my phone's camera. It's not even the newest iPhone, and I love it... especially in conjunction with the app called "Hipstamatic" which allows you to choose various Lo-Mo film types and lenses. It's a lot of fun without the costly film and development! So here are some pictures I took when K and I went on an afternoon road trip in his new car...














This is my favorite photo.


Hundreds of geese flying in formation


I also took some photos without the use of the app, just using my phone... that was mostly when we spotted the hundreds of geese flying above. There were so many that it was mind-boggling....

If you click on this photo, you'll see it larger and can pick out the geese. 
More geese flying...

And the last photo was of the sun going down behind some dramatic clouds. It's nice to get outside sometimes, even when the temperature is so cold. The winds were crazy that day, too, so that every time I got out of the car to take a picture, I'd practically freeze my fingers to my phone. But it was worth it. Of course, you can see that most of the photos were taken while K was driving... I just couldn't help it, though. My mind wants to capture the scenes of interest and beauty, even while my eyes are taking them in.

I hope you enjoyed checking out the photos from that day. It really was a breath of fresh air to get out and see the countryside. We've been lucky this winter... so far, only the one weekend of snow (besides the freak storm in October) which is all melted now, mostly. It's been in the 40's, "warm" enough to get outside. The idea that temps in the 40's means I can go outside are crazy for this transplanted Californian! I do appreciate the contrast. I don't think it's nuts now to see a guy in shorts and t-shirt when the sun is out and it's 45. It makes a kind of sense... but you won't catch ME in shorts until at least May. Maybe. We'll see. You will definitely find me outside, though.... clicking away and enjoying the bits of winter sun.

xox

4 comments:

73mw said...

Very mood involking pictures Shari and some stunning silhouettes. Hope you are keeping ok. Luv Shell x

Brandi Hussey said...

I totally want an iPhone, just for the Instagram app.

...And yeah, I realize how demented that sounds.

Beach Coast Style said...

great photos Shari! I need to use my IPhone camera more. I have a few pics I have taken on there, but not much of anything. I see lots of people using instagram. I have the app and have never used it. I hear you are hooked once you try it.

Kathy said...

Love these Pics, Shari. I love silhouetted bare trees. Great effects!

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