Woodland photography (scouting)

A few days ago me and Boomer were scouting a forest 45 minutes by car from home. I want to create some woodland images in the next weeks. To save some reminders for the track I used my iPhone. It is a nice feature that you can display the image location(s) in a map view. So next time it will be easy to find the spots again. I have to wait for a promising weather forecast. And off we go! Happy days. Reinhold

Will it survive?

No!

My iPhone has not survived. 1 minute completely under water was too much.

But… it will be replaced by Apple on Monday. I will receive a brand new iPhone for a fair¬†amount of money. A fraction of the price in an Apple store. I think in this case they charge the material and admin only. Thanks to Apple. This is one of the reasons I replaced all of my technical equipment with Apple products years ago. Peace of mind using these products and an outstanding service.

There will be a post for my iProject this week with a  new photo taken with my new iPhone.

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Until then, have a good time.

 

Photo taken with iPhone 5s a few months ago.

Autumn
Autumn

 

Will it survive?

Yesterday¬†we decided to walk at the nearby lake. The sun was shining and we stopped at a jetty. I wanted to try out the iPhone app “Slow Shutter” to create a long exposure image of the lake. 10 seconds with a low light filter looked ok. So I activated the timer for the shutter and selected 5 seconds.
I placed the iPhone on the bricks in front of me and pressed the shutter. After 5 seconds the exposure time started to count. And… my iPhone fell to one side and slipped of the bricks into the lake. I was speechless for one moment. I saw a bit of light under the jetty. I took of my coat and tried to grab my iPhone out of the water. I was able to get it out after half a minute.
And now I made a mistake. Because it was still active, I did not turn it off. We walked back to our car, drove home and while we were driving, it went off.
At home I took a bowl, filled it up with rice and now it has to stay there for 48 hours.

Will it survive?

And here it happened.

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In 48 hours we will know. And hopefully I will be able to continue my iProject.

Photography and post processing with iPhone and iPad

The iProject – photography and post processing with iPhone and iPad

Today’s iPhone Picture

Camera App of iPhone (not ProCamera as planned)
Standard adjustments in Lightroom 5

The photo shows Wells cathedral.

 

Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral

 

Today’s retouched iPhone photo using Photo fx Ultra¬†on my iPad mini

Crop to Panorama
Added Light on the top left side
Added Halo
Added Black & White Look – Antigue

I like Photo fx Ultra, but¬†it is not free to use. But 5 ‚ā¨ is a reasonable price.

The photo shows the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England.

 

Royal Pavilion in Brighton
Royal Pavilion in Brighton

 

Cu next week!

 

Photography and post processing with iPhone and iPad

The iProject – photography and post processing with iPhone and iPad

A¬†herniated disc and a nearly disabled right arm forces me to concentrate on existing material and the use of “very light camera gear”. It will not stop me to continue taking photos and working with¬†my blog. And, in a few weeks it will be over and everything will be back to “normal”. ūüôā

My iPhone (5s) has recommended¬†itself to be my 3rd camera (1st: Nikon D800, 2nd: Fuji X100). My iPhone – my always with me – camera. I mainly use it in good weather and light conditions and indoor (like museums, cathedrals, castles,…). It has produced some stunning landscape photos and indoor images. I have used it for street photography also, but in this particular area my X100 does a much better job.

I “normally” work with Lightroom, Photoshop CC and the NIK Collection for post processing, but I think my iPad (mini) and available apps make it worthwhile to dig a little bit deeper into the functionality and results of these apps. So, every¬†week on Wednesday (CET), I will a) post a photo (taken with my iPhone) and b) a post processing result (created with my iPad).
If I use a special app for capturing a¬†photo or for processing, I will add a short description and review of this app. Always as a “user” of hardware and software, not as a professional photographer or technical writer.

Today I post a photo taken on our trip with our caravan in 2014 (3 Month in England, Scotland, Wales) and a processed monochrome picture using Snapseed.

Today’s iPhone Picture

Camera App of iPhone
Standard adjustments in Lightroom 5

My opinion: a pretty good result for a smartphone camera.

The photo shows the Hardknott Pass that carries a minor road between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley in the region of Cumbria, England, in the Lake District National Park. The road approaching the pass shares the title of steepest road in England with a gradient of about 33%.

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Today’s retouched iPhone photo using Snapseed on my iPad mini

Converted to Black & White
Exposure +5
Details + 5
Drama + 10
Selective adjustment – Exposure + 5 for the left side foreground trees

I like Snapseed, because it is free to use and has the option to define areas for selective adjustments.

The photo shows Ullswater, a lake in the Lake District in the region of Cumbria, England.

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Next week a will post a photo taken with the app “ProCamera” and a post processing sample with “Photo fx”.

Cu next week!