I know things have been quiet here, but I can promise you we’re working on some big stuff. But even I need a vacation once in a while – so me and the family headed down to Florida for some R & R.
Anyway, today I found myself surrounded by a flock of pink flamingos. I pulled out my iPhone and snapped this photo. It’s not doctored in any way, BTW. This is straight off my phone.
I’m not a particularly good photographer, and as a camera, the iPhone is not much of a camera, but given perfect lighting, and a good angle, as you can see, it can capture fantastic images. iPhone video is not nearly as good, but it’s not bad either. Certainly comparable to my Flip Video camera (the original, SD only – not the new ones that shoot HD.)
I’d like to take credit for a good picture, but it was an accident. I was sure I was about to be eaten alive in a frenzy of pink and black snapping beaks, so I just wanted a record of my last moments on earth. Turns out they just wanted to say hello and “please feed me.”
So what’s the point? Often, it’s not about the technology. Sometimes it’s about knowing what you’re doing no matter what technology you have to work with. Or in my case, sometimes, despite your ineptitude and the availability of non-pro technology, you can still produce something nice, even if you didn’t intend to.
So… I guess… there really is no point.
Ooh! Look at the pretty birds!