iPhone 7 : My notes

iPhone 7  : My notes

18,09.16:First shots from Friday and today very good results with both lenses (when viewed on the iPhone) – wide (28mm) and telephoto (56mm). Add to the latter water and dust resistant, processing speed and other improvements, and I am somewhat mollified re the cdn surcharge of 35%!

Had my first opportunity to view initial and subsequent shots in Photos for Mac this afternoon. Disappointed with some low light shots mainly due to noise and focus (user error? yes 19.09.16). Compared one with shot taken with both this iPhone and the 6s , and it appeared to me that the 7 was a obvious improvement over the latter.

19.09.16: austinmann.com/trek/iphone-7-camera-review-rwanda

Watched a few online videos of iPhone 7 water tests in increments of 5 feet of depth up to 35 feet (5 minutes). From the latter I will be less concerned about shooting in the rain, although I do not think that it would survive snorkelling for about an hour with it clipped to my swimsuit (as I did with my iPhone 5).

21.09.16: youtu.be/5hRuE2gRGVY

The iPhone 7 Plus’s magical cameras have a few hidden catches

From Apple News, a Flipboard magazine by Dvcdank

"The iPhone 7 Plus has an amazing camera, as many pro photographers have already proven. But Apple may have kept some secrets about the way…

Read it on Flipboard

Read it on bgr.com"
22.09.16:
www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/09/08/apple-iphone-7-a…

23.09.16: No manual available from Apple – yet!

"At a glance, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be confused for their predecessors, the 6s and 6s Plus. It’s deceptive. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the…

Read it on Flipboard

Read it on gizmodo.com"

"Fair criticism of iPhone 7 camera might not matter to photographers

From Mobile Photography Daily, a Flipboard magazine by Mobile Photography Awards

I was raised by careful shoppers in a home where Consumer Reports magazine was like a second Bible. Cars, a new washer and dryer,…

Read it on Flipboard

Read it on cultofmac.com"

"bokeh" : iPhone 7 Plus ‘portrait’ mode does background blur better

From CNET on Flipboard

The public beta of iOS 10.1 brings the iPhone 7 Plus depth-of-field effect — and a perfect excuse for us to post pretty pictures of passersby.

Read it on Flipboard

Read it on cnet.com

26.09.16:

Apple iPhone 7 review: It’s the best iPhone since the iPhone 6S (AAPL) — Quartz

From flip.it/YmrkJR, a Flipboard magazine by flipboard.com/@stlevitt

Before the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were even released, rumors swirled that the phones would be underwhelming, and perhaps…

flip.it/Yfac5R
qz.com/787704

Check out this video on YouTube:
Surf Test
youtu.be/D-VNp58_cPU

Posted by Per@vicbcca (Thanks for over 1Mill Views!) on 2016-09-18 03:20:39

Tagged: , 56mm , iPhone 7 plus , iPhone 7+ , Victoria, B.C. , Canada , British Columbia , Beacon Hill Park , Vancouver Island

Take Me Home Dirt Road

Take Me Home Dirt Road

You travel on one dirt road, you feel like you’ve been on them all. Just seems like time moves slow when you’ve got the sun beating down while the dust fills all your pores and nostrils. But if the artist stops and looks long enough, even on the dusty road a painting can be found.

A little later in the day, and down the road a bit, we met-up with some kangaroos… but that’s another story, and another painting.

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The artist is both professionally trained and self-taught in traditional art mediums… as well as utilizing the computer for yet another means to a visual end.

My subjects include the familiar world around us… nature in all it’s beauty; the four seasons; people; places; the effects of our involvement upon our world; the animal world; etc. I also accept special orders and paint custom subjects upon request… just contact me!

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All limited edition, hand signed prints can be purchased.
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Posted by pdw’s atelier on 2010-02-12 02:53:05

Tagged: , art , painting , landscape , artist , digital , graphics , realism , oils , watercolors , sketch , software , digital pixels , computerized transparent oils , computer tablet paint , palette knife , photo print , limited edition , etsy , Victoria , Australia , picnic

Computer filth

Computer filth

Have you ever seen a dirtier, dustier PC – and it was still working!

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Posted by NicnBill on 2007-01-24 09:49:41

Tagged: , melbourne , victoria , australia , phonecam , phone , PC , computer , filth , dust , dirt , geo:lat=-37.669283 , geo:lon=144.848707 , geotagged

Got Any Veggies in that Garden… or Just Weeds?

Got Any Veggies in that Garden... or Just Weeds?

I’ve heard some people only like beaches and resorts as their holiday destination. Though I also appreciate those attractions, my family has always balanced our outings with historical areas and places of culture. Okay, I realize you can’t get a rich dark tan inside of a museum, but the valuable knowledge and experience will be with you the rest of your life.

While driving cross-country, we made an unplanned stop at a historical pioneer settlement, which was an authentic replication of the way rural people once lived in America’s early history. As we strolled around the grounds dotted with cabins, barns, places of trade, churches, and all the other structures pertinent to early pioneers, we would stop and carry-on conversations with the ‘inhabitants’ who kept in character by acting as if they didn’t know we were from hundreds of years in their future. It was fun trying to fool them with our modern gadgets, but we also learned much about the way things were done ‘back then’.

The young woman depicted in this painting was busy pulling weeds out of the garden. Her clothes were full and designed to fully protect the skin from the sun’s mid-day rays… in contrast to the way we normally dress in the present era. Her life would have been hard. Her day was spent working from sun-up to sun-down in the dust and the dirt. Traveling to beach resorts and other tourist attractions wouldn’t have been a part of her world at all.

Six hundred miles later, Carol and I were at the beach.
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Hand painted using digital pixels to reflect oil paint on canvas.

The artist is both professionally trained and self-taught in traditional art mediums… as well as utilizing the computer for yet another means to a visual end. The final result is computer art with the look and feel of traditional ‘painted’ art.

My subjects include the familiar world around us… nature in all it’s beauty; the four seasons; people; places; the effects of our involvement upon our world; the animal world; etc. I also accept special orders and paint custom subjects upon request… just contact me!

All limited edition, hand signed prints can be purchased. Please visit us at www.etsy.com/shop/pcao.
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Posted by pdw’s atelier on 2010-03-25 12:11:46

Tagged: , art , painting , landscape , artist , digital , graphics , realism , abstract , oils , watercolors , sketch , software , digital pixels , computerized transparent oils , computer tablet paint , palette knife , photo print , limited edition , etsy , Victoria , Australia , picnic , still life , flowers , floral , vista , history , girl , garden , weeds

back to basics

back to basics

Had a hard drive crash the weekend before last and was without my main computer until yesterday. So no scanning or proper editing for a week.

It never really registered before how much time, effort and general piss-fartery goes into processing a photo. Especially a film frame, where even if I didn’t edit the tones (in which case, why shoot film in the first place?) there’d still be the scanning and dust spotting to do.

So I went for a wander last night with the camera that got me started back in 2004: the Fujifilm S5500. Four megapixels of obsolete noisy-sensor goodness, with an LCD the size of a postage stamp, a cheesy 10x superzoom lens, and no proper viewfinder or workable manual focus. But it does have a tripod mount, self-timer and manual exposure mode, so it can do long exposures. Well, up to 15 seconds anyway. And it weighs nothing and makes these cute little beeping sounds just like R2-D2.

After wandering around for an hour I had five or six usable photos, and within an hour of getting home I had three photos in a finished state. Shooting JPGs helped a lot, as it forced me to get the exposure right at the time and limited me to very minimal editing. If I’d gone out with a film rig I’d have gotten maybe two or three shots in the same time. Then they’d sit in the camera for a week or so until I finished the roll, then they’d need developing, and then there would be scanning, processing and dust spotting.

So am I reverting back to doing everything on a little digicam? Not likely. It was impossible to do selective focus on anything that wasn’t in the middle of the frame, and I’d eventually go nuts without an optical viewfinder. Besides, I like all the piss-fartery of processing. The camera is a magic box that does all the work of painting the basic image for you – without real input into the interpretation of that basic image, I’m only half a photographer. It sure speeds things up if you skip that step though – so maybe those "straight out of the camera" purist types are onto something, if only from a productivity point of view.

Posted by mugley on 2010-06-01 07:44:06

Tagged: , urban landscape , night , long exposure , cityscape , streetscape , tram tracks , road , bitumen , asphalt , cars , traffic , light trails , streaks , red , white , headlights , tail lights , trees , street lamps , vanishing point , lines , nocturne , city , urban , latrobe st , cbd , melbourne , victoria , australia , fuji , finepix , s5500 , 4 megapixel , obsolete , dinkycam , digicam , digital , fujifilm finepix s5500 , aka s5100

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2013-11-08 19:44:27

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , bc , building , buildings , canada , d600 , downtown , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 19:06:29

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-07 00:51:39

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 07:35:40

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown