Saturday, October 26, 2013

Maybe if I stay very still...

Not many insects out after the first frost but I did find this wonderful Katydid pretending to be invisible. Actually it did a pretty good job of it.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cell phone as an alternative to a DSLR?

Well, or at least an adjunct. In terms of resolution and low light capacity a DSLR has even the best cell phones beat. Where higher end cell phones excel is in immediacy. I can shoot-fiddle with the exposure and other settings and see the results in real time in the field-sort of digital plein air. Where as with my DSLR I have to upload my raw file into my desktop or lap top for editing. Now that has its own attractions as well in terms of creativity but it is a very different animal than editing in open air.

So here are some recent shots with my LG G2. These first four were taken in HDR. I love HDR for textural and architectural details.

This was shot at the Kansas City Japan festival. I don't know if she was bored or enjoying a Zen moment.

Our administrative assistant does stain glass and had used some left over scraps to make an abstract sun catcher in her office window.  I use this particular close up as my phone's home page wall paper. That is a glass bubble by the way.

Mid fall golden leaves at Clinton Park. 

These two shots are from my campus.

A banded orb weaver. This shot was taken on a very windy day in burst mode. I could not get my DSLR in position with disturbing the spider but the phone worked well. This was the best shot out of burst mode.

Another close up from the G2, only slightly cropped.