A few days ago I bought my first smart phone. I turn it on once in a while and wonder what I’m supposed to do next. I see so many people completely absorbed in their smart phones that I feel I ought to be doing something. Am I missing a whole world of experiences. Somehow I doubt it.
I’ve learned a lot about taking pictures on my smart phone. I took some today, most of which were accidental because I didn’t know what I was doing. In fact, I think it would be fair to say that all of them were accidental. One was somewhat intentional in that I knew I wanted to take a picture of a particular subject. But I was outside, the late afternoon sun was behind me, and slanting over my shoulder. So I could not see anything on the phone’s screen – not a thing. I clicked the shutter while guessing what was actually framed. Later in the evening, I discovered that the photo had turned out OK and had captured just what I was looking for, except that I was in portrait mode instead of landscape. A lesson learned: turn the phone horizontally for most pictures. The vertical mode produces a quite narrow picture.
Here are my first smart phone photos:
As I’ve been writing I’ve been drinking Crooked Tree IPA from Black Horse Brewing out of Marshall, Minnesota. A very good brew. And I’ve been listening to Joy Of Life, a funky, Zen, CD of Indian music. The CD is by Karunesh who I think is a German. It’s a good CD. I must admit that I was first attracted to the CD not by the music but by the picture on the CD. The image of a graceful women dancing in saffron and magenta.