iPhone Photo from 10,000 feet - Mauna Kea on Hawaii
The iPhone 4 has an incredible camera in it. I dismissed it for the longest time as a toy until we went on a 30 day road trip last spring and then it became a working participant in my small arsenal of cameras. Recently, Peter and I flew nearly the entire breadth of the United States, from New York City to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, stopping in Seattle each way. These are long flights and what do you do on airplanes these days, when everything on board is mediocre and expensive? Answer: Look out the window. Just look at what I saw Flying High Above the Clouds.
iPhone photos & slide show ©2011 Claudia Ward
Music: "Le Matelot Club" from the soundtrack of Victor/Victoria
The apps I used to take these images included the Camera app that came with the iPhone 4, Camera+, and HDR Pro, however, few of the images taken with the latter app survived because it still detected and showed movement. I'm thrilled with the quality of the images from the other two apps which were only straightened and sharpened in Adobe Photoshop Elements later. You'll see that I've included some images in the slide show that I might not show standing on their own because of the graininess, but they help advance the story of a setting or rising sun, so they're here. There are points at dusk and dawn when the light is not sufficient enough to overcome the graininess ... but, usually in those circumstances I'd have my DSLR on a tripod, just not this time at 34,000 feet in a 767.
Remember, to see the best quality slide show, click on the HD and then the words highlighted in blue "watch this video in High Definition". You'll be taken to Vimeo, where this slide show resides, click on the play arrow, and enjoy. Thanks.