Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Phone Surprises and Not Suprises

Sometimes I find surprises on my phone. While I am getting used to Danica putting silly photos on my screen, I was surprised to see that Jonathan has joined the party after our weekly family supper last night.

This next one isn't a surprise because I took it quite deliberately yesterday. I may have taken a similar shot previously, but here it is along with what I posted on FB.

Because it's a long and arduous trek only to be undertaken by the best and bravest.

We have had some fab sunsets lately, but with their earlier times, I have missed them as we seem to be finishing supper and the tv program that usually goes with it. Last evening, however, I had a little more time, and it looked like there was a gap on the horizon for another display. But when I looked again, the whole sky was cloud covered. Just in case it changed again, I headed to the park without much hope.

Well, the cloud didn't lift at all, so I didn't even bother taking out my camera. But I did ambulate about the park, enjoying the cool, calm and relative solitude. In time, I did take out the phone for a few shots.

This one I took as an experiment for a proper shot at another time. In addition to getting a more level photo (definitely!), I might put my tripod right in the water to eliminate some of the distracting foreground clutter. While it is a good principal to include a foreground element, this is just clutter. Or I might choose another composition entirely. (Note the cloud cover in passing.)

One more for this post. I sat on a bench for a bit, and one lonely leaf begged to have its photo taken, Autumn is coming on now, folks.

I made other discoveries on the phone, some that I knew about and others that I had just plain forgotten. Stay tuned. Unless I forget, of course, which is a rather distinct possibility.


Tabor said...

I like the foreground grasses, but would remove the paper.

Mage said...

Perhaps just a little smaller so we can see it all at once.

Hey, if I can remember enough to pass the drivers test, you can remember us.

Shammickite said...

I think you should keep your phone safely in your pocket, then no more surprises.

Joanne Noragon said...

I'm generally re-remembering how to use any camera.

MARY G said...

I like the leaf.

Kay said...

I really do enjoy your artistic photographic thought processes.

Kay said...

By the way, my granddaughter did the same thing with my iPhone when they were here this summer.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm with you: I no sooner post, then discover related photos on a different camera!