iPhoning it in

We’ve had some pretty stunning sunrises around here the past couple days, and if there were a photographer in the house s/he might have made something of them. Alas, you have to settle for some old fool and his iPhone.


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17 Responses to “iPhoning it in”

  1. JD Says:

    PO’G: Remind me again which model iPhone you have please. The photos are terrific! Well done! And the captions truly poetic, if not Mad Dog-like! 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Thanks, JD. It’s the original iPhone SE from 2016, the low-end 32GB model. It replaced an iPhone 5 (2012), which replaced a 3GS (2009).

      And yeah, I’m a late adopter.

      I’ve thought about springing for a new iPhone 13 Mini, because it has a much better camera and rumor has it this will be the last year Apple does a small iPhone. But something in me balks at spending $699 for a phone, even though an actual camera would cost more (and be bigger, bulkier, and require more add-ons and maintenance).

      That said, evildoers don’t phish and spam you through a Nikon mirrorless.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Great pix and connected titles!

  3. BruceM Says:

    Patrick, I need to chime in from the Pacific NorthWet before you think I’ve passed on!

    About images captured, some are given rather than taken! When receiving an image, the actual camera matters little. I have a $1500 Nikon DLSR that I use when the situation calls for it. Most time my iPhone 7 Plus is more than enough, especially if I “modify” the image a bit.

    The secret, if there is one, is the individual pressing the button and what s/he sees. For what it is worth, you have a better eye than you think.

    Merry Christmas to you and all us groupies!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Bruce, I’m glad to see you checking in. Still got the moss on your north side?

      If I have an eye, it’s probably thanks to spending a whole lot of years working with pro shooters at newspapers and magazines. Monkey see, monkey do, ook ook ook. This is a good way to learn how to write, too. You just hang out with a lot of people who do it all the time and try to keep up while editors are yelling at all of yis.

      Most of my pix are gifts. I just happen to be in the right place at the right time with a phone, or, occasionally, an actual camera.

      I did miss what would’ve been a really cool shot the other evening because the phone was in another room. We were eating dinner and watching TV when a big ol’ fox popped round for an extended peek at us through the sliding glass patio doors. It reminded me of the time a ring-tailed cat did the same thing on our deck outside Weirdcliffe. Didn’t have a camera on me then either.

      Merry Christmas back at you!

      • Pat O’Brien Says:

        Having a good eye means taking advantage of being at the right place and time.

        Me? I have a flat forehead from slapping it and saying. “Why didn’t I take a picture of that?”

        You all please take care out there. With omicron, the six of us down here are thinking of bubbling up again and avoiding large groups of stupid people. Forgive me, George, for stealing one of your licks.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Indeed, everyone please take care. The wise guys seem to think the OmiGawd iteration may be more contagious/less dangerous than its predecessors, but why put it to the test? We wanna see you around the ol’ Mad Dog biscuit barrel in 2022.

        Herself and I continue to take the usual precautions. Our holiday celebrations will include distributing her fabulous lemon bars throughout the cul-de-sac (baked goodies are a thing this season) and hosting Herself the Elder for Christmas dinner.

      • BruceM Says:

        Moss? Yes. I finally grew webs between my toes. Natives to Oregon are born with them. Transplants have to grow them, a painful process. Appears as though we’ll top 90 inches rainfall for 2021. Don’t ya miss it?

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