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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.
Now I can live in peace again now that everyone can see that I do indeed go outside of my car! :D [i](A large portion of my phone pics are actually taken from within the car. Can't help myself when I'm driving to/from work and see a beautiful horizon. When I can, I do roll down the window though.)[/i]
I certainly hope you find somebody. Anybody stupid enough to post a lonely hearts message on a tech site definitely needs a keeper.
especially since they were taken with phones!! I'm not much of a photographer at all. I also have Samsung Gravity 2, so am anxious to take some photos & see how they turn out. Thanks for the around the world trip!
The North Sea has port holes? :0 Some great shots, here. I may have to incorporate a few as wallpaper. Thanks, everyone. :)
Stick to computers; that's a BAD snapshot, not even close to a photograph. Next time get an actual photographer involved; at least there'd be some filtering of entries going on; and next time call it "I'm Having a Bad Photo Day" Contest.
Here's a shot of Montana de Oro in Los Osos, CA, taken with my BB Storm: http://i37.tinypic.com/119cu8i.jpg
I hate to put down photographers, we are all learning, even the professionals. But some of these photographers were not well served by their cameraphones. Many of these cameras do fine in good sunshine weather. They do less well in lower light conditions. This isn't that different than compact digital cameras of say 7-8 years ago. Learning when you can get a decent shot, and when to pass is part of the art of photography.
"[These cameras] do less well in lower light conditions..." http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n152/nnielsen/TR/Car2.jpg
For the most part my reaction was Meh. As shown by maybe half a dozen of the posted photos, nice, well composed, in focus, balanced shots can be taken by cellphone cameras. The majority however were the run of the mill hobby snapshots, while some I looked at and thought "Why is this here?" Perhaps this is one reason I always carry a decent point and shoot camera with me. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
While some photos do have thought regrading composure and are appealing, a dirty windshield photo is hardly worth sharing beyond your family.
Yes most of these will become desktop wallpapers for those of us who have the time to edit each of them. One can never have too many screensaver photographs.
Of first five, I must say that as a long-time amateur photographer, the shot at position #5 (the last of the second-place tie-ers), has by far the best technical quality. The exposure is superb, capturing well the full range of zones without loss of detail. I'm impressed by that phone's camera! The composition is ichi-ban as well. ...and may I also add that as much as I like my iPhone 4 as a *phone*, its results in this gallery are not impressive at all. On the other hand, the LG Env Touch seems to do amazingly well with both color saturation and dynamic range. -Dw
Thank you so much for your very nice review. Regarding the ENV Touch, I must say it did give me some headaches until I learned it's inherent drawback. You do have to use the "press the shutter button half way" to focus the camera before you shoot your picture. If you don't use this method, the pics are typically blurry because of camera movement when you just depress the button fully when taking a pic. Otherwise, for a 3MP phone camera, it takes really good pictures. Cape Cod can be a shutter bug's dream for subject matter and composition.