Sunday, February 8, 2015

Zion on the Horizon - A Different View

Zion on the Horizon - A Different View

For those interested, I took this shot, and the previous post, with my iphone.  I find my phone camera has great DOF and works fine in bright sunlight, but is horrible for indoor shots or in low light, even with the flash.  Another difference is when I shoot with my 'big girl camera', I make the choice to shoot in 'RAW' which renders photos neutral as far as sharpness and saturation of colors.  This means that the photographer makes all the decisions in post processing about how the final photo will look.  I think most point and shoot cameras, or cameras set on the   "I don't know anything, so camera you do all the work" mode, are programmed to produce sharp, highly color saturated images because that is what seems to be pleasing to most people.  So it is interesting to me that when I shoot landscapes with my iphone, I almost always have to reduce the saturation and the sharpness of an image instead of increasing them to the image.   

5 comments:

Sandra said...

i don't own a cell phone but this is gorgeous. i love how it pulls me into the photo

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, excellent shot! Especially as it's a phone shot!
Nothing wrong with that! I think it's wonderful that we have the technology that allows us to do all these wonderful things! Like me talking to you right now!!
Cheers!

George said...

I wouldn't have guessed that this was shot with a cellphone. This image is absolutely gorgeous.

Anita Johnson said...

Well, I am very impressed! I'm not sure I have really tried much with my phone...the clarity in this shot brought the landscape to life!

Montanagirl said...

I too am impressed! This is a gorgeous photo!!