Thursday, January 25, 2018

Georgian Bay Skies

Yesterday we had sunshine breaking through the clouds at least part of the day!  Hasn't been much of that recently, but I got out and down to the shore to capture the rare January moment!

Yes, the sky really was this blue!

There were still lots of clouds; this is January in Meaford after all.  But it was sure nice to see the blue water of the bay under the blue skies.

Once I got the pictures loaded on the computer back home I was astonished at the quality of my new iphone camera.  The first seven pictures, including the short video below, are all iphone shots.  The camera in the SE iphone is a huge step above that in the iphone 4S! 

There was quite a band of icy bits in the water, about 20 feet wide.  I also learned that my iphone will now take a 'burst' of shots, in this case 7 in a row.  It's quite neat to scroll through the pictures and watch the water move toward you in millisecond bursts.

I think what surprised me the most was the focus and sharpness of these pictures.  In comparison, the 3 after the video are our little (but quite expensive) point-and-shoot.



I just don't think the focus on these last three is as good as the first 6 and the video above.  But I did get good news from the camera hospital today.  The lens for my bigger camera is fixable, and at half the cost of a new lens, so I hope to be back in business soon.  Though I do think I'll keep taking iphone shots too.

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14 comments:

  1. The latest iPhone photos are so clear and brilliant colours. Then the video, that makes me long to be there.

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  2. Awesome photos. We too are having lots of rain and more rain so it makes it difficult to photograph anything in my world.

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  3. Interesting how good our camera phones are. Ours are Samsungs but I am also impressed with those pictures.
    I don't know how you download the videos but I enjoy them.

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  4. Those are impressive results you've achieved with the phone camera - it still doesn't seem right to take pictures with a phone somehow.

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  5. My thought...more important you're out enjoying Mother;s gifts, than sitting in front of the TV like a vegetable.

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  6. Hello, gorgeous skies and lovely views of the water. I am glad you lens is being fixed, much better than buying a new one. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Now you know why I have stopped carrying a real camera and just use my iPhone 7. I'm not a professional photographer and only want to capture the moment, so it's all I need. But I'm glad to hear your other camera is fixable. :-)

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  8. i am so happy to hear you are out and about this winter, capturing januarys beauty. those blue skies are good for the soul!!

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  9. Those waters look beautiful but treacherous!

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  10. Interesting shots of the icy bank.

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  11. Beautiful photos, and I like the big panorama shot. Love how you have the entire beach all to yourself. I learned about burst mode by accident (holding my finger down too long)! It takes surprisingly good, sharp pics!

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  12. Such pretty pictures. Sure is nice to feel better and to get caught up with you again. : )

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  13. Gotta love blue sky! Use any camera you like.

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