When phones these days have cameras that can do the job on an everyday level, there's little need for me to haul around extra gadgets, so I've been putting the phone's camera to the test. Granted, there aren't a lot of settings to fiddle with, so there's not a lot of control, but in the right light, or even in the right moment, I can get some very satisfactory photos. I'm certainly not a professional photographer. I don't know my aperture from my elbow. But I like to try to capture what I see, and if it's ever possible to have a camera implanted in my eyes, I'll do it. I've missed some amazing moments because I didn't have a camera close by. But I always have my phone with me, so that's happening less and less. What I lose in technical perfection, I gain in spontaneity, and that's good enough for me. I also kind of like the odd, grainy "toy camera" effects I sometimes get.
This is my view from my perch in the kitchen this morning. Well sort of. I held the camera low to get the snow on the rose bushes.
Jacob came over to play for a while yesterday, and I caught him and Rick being silly together.
And when the afternoon sun slanted through the windows and smacked into a bunch of white roses Rick had brought me, there was nothing to do but stop everything and take some pictures.
I'm also perfectly okay with making adjustments in iPhoto or Photoshop. Who cares! Often a picture with too little light can be made to look like a lovely antique image I might have found in someone's attic. The goal is to come up with something visually pleasing. So far, I'm pretty pleased.