Monday, November 9, 2009

Bird(s) on wire(s)

Latest iPhone camera image of grackles on utility pole's wires located off S.W. Military.

Monday, November 2, 2009

iPhone iNspires

Having an iPhone for the past few weeks has opened my eyes once again to photography. It's easy to get lost in the technology of this ingenious device. But in a strange way the lack of sophistication of the iPhone's camera compared to what I typically use for work has re-inspired me.

I believe this is very similar to how some photograpers use Holgas or Lomos to break away from their conventional way of seeing things. This is what the iPhone camera is doing for me.

I plan on posting my iPhone-created pictures from time to time.

This is my latest, favorite image that I made on a wonderful Sunday afternoon drive. Enjoy.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, October 26, 2009

There's an app for that!

Discovered a very cool (and free!) iPhone app for those who are into space and weather. It's called Weather Planet by Mike Smithwick and you can get it here.

I think this replaces every other weather app that came with my iPhone!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"How To" download pics and vids from an iPhone

I'm a new owner of the iPhone and have really enjoyed learning all the cool things that can be done on this incredible device. One great aspect is capturing pictures and videos on it. But how does someone move those images and videos off the iPhone and to their computer without having to email or upload to a site? Well, I learned of a way and wanted to share the information via a video blog.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Been really busy but not much to show... for now. But I did get a chance to visit the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center recently and had a look-see. It was really cool to visit out there and very peaceful except for the gunshots coming from the nearby San Antonio Police Academy. It was a weird mix of seeing beautiful flying creatures drifting in the sky and the water and then hearing BLAM! POW! POW! BLAM! I guess the birds there are used to it but disconcerting to me. So the image above sort of shows how felt about it all.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

25,600 ISO

Without much ado, I present you an image taken with a new Canon 5D MkII shot at 25,600 ISO. I was lit by the screen of my LCD television. That's it. The light behind me was from a CFL bulb equivalent of a 40-watt tungsten bulb. The exposure was f2.8 @ 250th/sec. Pretty freakin' amazing.

Full disclosure: Even with this incredible technology there is noise at this extreme ISO range so I applied Noise Ninja to the image. But no other adjustments to exposure like using levels or curves.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I'm just a little kid

Another year is underway and as I wish everyone a glorious and happy 2009, I wanted to post a pic that I believe exemplified my year. The image is from my first assignment I shot when I returned to shooting stills this past August.

Like the little girl, I felt small and a little uncertain of what awaited me.

But also like the child, I looked at the world with wide open eyes again. Even though everything little thing around me seemed huge, I was just happy to be around and to see things from a fresh perspective.

This job can overwhelm sometimes. Well, a lot of the times for me. But I've learned with age and lots of mistakes that it's wise to take a step back, put yourself in the other person's shoe and appreciate the moment. Sounds hokey but I'm sticking with it.

Again, happy new year to everyone. Live, love and learn. Peace and blessings.