One Rotten Apple...

So, in the interest of full disclosure, I forgot something in my last post, namely the smart phone for my job (it’s an iPhone, but I am not, in any way, shape or form, making a product endorsement here). I use it to expand my mind by looking up all of the accumulated knowledge of mankind....and check my Facebook page....and play solitaire. BUT, it also has a camera, which I assume would also be classified as a point & shoot. Here’s my problem. Apple pulled some shenanigans when they upgraded to IOS 5, back last year sometime. It changed the camera feature, but luckily kept the old one as well. So, there I am, at the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA on a lovely, sunny day last August. I was taking a walk & getting pictures with the smartypants phone for my beloved, ‘cause we would like to bike this trail sometime. When I got back to the hotel to look at them, huh? The camera saved 2 versions of each picture - one regular (?) and one HD (?). I don’t know.

Virginia Creeper Trail 1aVirginia Creeper Trail 1bVirginia Creeper Trail 2aVirginia Creeper Trail 2b

Virginia Creeper Trail 3aVirginia Creeper Trail 3bI don’t know that either one looks as good as the old camera feature. Would someone please explain this to me and convince me that I should use the new camera after all? Because I haven’t used it since. Went back to the old camera, and I think the pictures are better. This next picture was taken on a recent snowy day (with the old camera feature) when I didn’t want to take my non-waterproof cameras outside. But, I did have the Apple phone with me, so I said to myself, “Self, perchance I couldst capture the wintery goodness with this marvel of technology without destroying it and angering my boss.” Even though I didn’t have my old lady glasses to see the screen, and my fingers were slowly turning to ice, all in all, not so bad I’m thinking.

Elizabeth River Snow

The phone is most excellent at looking up anything you want to know, but not so good at close-up pictures, at least that I know of. If there is a macro feature, I cain’t find it.