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For the last few nights I’ve been playing around with The Night Sky on iOS. It is really fun to use and a wee bit magical. If you want an app on your iPhone that has some wow-factor – this is it. Everyone I’ve showed this app has purchased it immediately after seeing it.
Last night I spent some time on my patio working and reading.
Not the greatest photos, that’s for sure (the second was was taken through our living room window in our apartment with an iPhone), but I find rainbows just great. Recently we’ve had an awful lot of rain, and particularly when it rains in the evenings the sun is shining through the rain and mist, making rainbows!
I’ll try someday to catch much better photographs of rainbows. But I figured I’d share them anyway.
Before a dinner with some family at my mother-in-law’s this weekend I had the chance to walk around her backyard, which just happens to be a very large field with two streams and a small tree covered hill on it, and take a few photos. Here are some that I am choosing to share.
Eliza and I enjoyed a relaxing week at my brother’s house in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Here are a few photos from our visit there. To view more photos, see the entire set on Flickr.
Date taken: December 20-24, 2008
Date taken: July 15, 2003 – New York City.
One of the things that struck me about this photograph is how you can manipulate the iPhone while you’re taking a photo. I shot this photo in landscape mode, by tilting it backwards prior to rotating it, which ended up giving me a portrait result. I think that’s kinda neat.
Also, if you’ll notice the depth of field. I think I might try playing with the iPhone’s DOF, albeit not its best feature, but it is there, and I think I might be able to start to come up with some neat results given the proper conditions.
When I left for work the morning of this photo, it had been raining as if in a hurricane. I drove to New Jersey, somehow getting ahead of the storm. Thirty minutes after arriving it began to rain a torrent. Once the storm had past I drove back to Pennsylvania and, just prior to getting home, I was greeted with this scene.
The iPhone does not do this sun-scape justice. But it doesn’t have to, I’ll remember it all the same.
Date taken: August 17, 2008 | A cloud above Las Vegas, Nevada.
Date taken: August 23, 2008 | Trees dying in a swamp.
While on my run. Â The clouds over the past few days seem to be much fluffier and far larger than I’ve seen in a long time.
Date taken: July 18, 2008 | Seneca Lake Marina in Watkins Glen, New York at night.