Big Wheels

Image taken with Nokia E51, handheld, 29.04.2009 15:18. Post-processed in Canon's DPP

Big Wheels Keep on turning. Panta rei. When your camera is sent to maintenance something must fill in the gap - and it happens to be your phone. This image was taken on our last visit to the Botanical garden, and I wish I had my big camera. The built-in phone camera is 2MP, features digital zoom, selectable white balance and BW, sepia mode. The auto WB is completely useless and produces strange colors with ghostly green cast in midtones and shadows. Daylight WB works better but you have to select it manually every time you access the camera function - a bit annoying. Anyway, the image quality is not astonishing (you'd never guess, would you? ;) Heavy purple fringing, very noisy in anything but the very well lit parts, green cast in shadows, compression artefacts...
But its there right in your pocket, and its there always - 24/7 and there are moment when it's better to take what it can offer than be left with no record of what the eye can see at all.


no story this time, i'm yawning too...



1/4o s F/5.6 ISO 800 EF-S 18-55 at 35mm, handheld June 10th 2007

Shot handheld in a dense forest, near the waterfall in Przesieka. Nothing worth showing from the waterfall itself. This tiny tree caught my eye on our way back, some 20 m off the trail. Often the real gems are not where everybody's heading... All you need is to stop now and then and look around



1/5000 s F/4 ISO 200 EF 70-200 f4 L at 200mm, handheld, Easter Monday

There are many Magnolia trees within 50m from my home, so they make perfect subject for a quick stroll with a camera. There's a purple one in my garden and in a matter of days will be in full bloom - maybe I can even get someone to carry my tripod there? :)


different shades of pale - including whiter ones

1/125 s F/5 ISO 500 EF-S 17-55 at 55mm, handheld, 12.04.2009

1/400 s F/2,8 ISO 1600 EF-S 17-55 at 38mm, handheld, 21.03.2009

1/125 s F/5 ISO 800 EF-S 17-55 at 55mm, +1EV, handheld, 01.04.2009

This time everyone will get his share of the post (except the photographer, as always...)