Thursday, November 4, 2010

When All You Have is a Cell Phone...

I hate being without a camera, and I'm almost never in a situation where I don't have one close by. But, last week, while on a quick little jaunt to central Colorado, I came across an absolutely amazing scene, and my camera was 100 miles away, tucked into a suitcase.

But I had my Droid, and truthfully, I've been pretty impressed by the phone's ability to take some decent shots, albeit in a very controlled environment. I wasn't sure how it would perform at about 20 degrees with morning light burning through thick lake fog over Blue Mesa Reservoir.


While the images don't do the scene justice, they are fairly decent, considering the medium. Had I even had a point-and-shoot, I could have manipulated better images, but I'll take these for what they are. If you're in a pinch and want to capture the memory, the camera on your cell phone can work if you're dogged enough to shoot enough photos and be patient with the light. See for yourself.

6 comments:

  1. photos look great online, when you blow them up they get alittle grainy but those shots are awesome! thats funny i do my photos and video for my blog right off my cell phone. 8mpx camera on the sprint evo

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  2. Video on the cell? You're a friggin' pioneer, Blake! I do a lot of video with my waterproof Olympus, but most of the above-water stuff I do using a good old Sony Handicam HD... I have take some video with the phone, but I guess I don't trust it much... And you're right... if I made these much bigger, they'd wash out. But... fun to test the limits of the phone.

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  3. Check out PicSayPro app for photo editing...

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  4. Gimp does a good job as well.

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  5. I use my cell phone take a number of outdoor pictures. At this point, I feel good about the job it is doing. It is a Samsung Galaxy S model.

    I really like how your pictures came out. The early morning fog is well pictured here.

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  6. When I'm having a getaway or just sitting at McDo waiting for my friends, all i really wanted is a cellphone. I would love then to update my status telling my friends I'm having a good dinner. It is during those funny moments with friends I would love to have a phone to capture that bliss. Isn't it fascinating?

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