This is a cottonwood tree below a beautiful cloudscape a few years ago. Image was shot with one of my Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. Later, I edited the raw image in Lightroom and just recently exported it to my iPhone 4S where I ran it through an iPhone app that creates the sepia, grain, dust and scratches. It’s called Scratchcam! This may be an effect that some people don’t like, but for me it communicates how I feel about my art and the intuition that I share deep inside with my images. I think it’s awesome that digital technology has come such a long way that we can now edit images from an handheld device. I’m having a blast shooting images with my iPhone 4s as well and enjoying the art of what they call, iPhoneography. If these new changes to photography are revolutionizing the way we view and capture the world, then I want to be at the forefront of this photographic rennaisance instead of sitting on the sideline.
Telling a story is simple… Who says you can’t do landscape photography with a mobile phone. Are photographers going to throw their prejudices around!? Don’t misunderstand me but understand my intentions. Most people taking photographs right now are doing so using a cell phone. Why not experiment. Recently, I sold my Micro Four Thirds equipment and will eventually update my camera gear but for now, I’m enjoying shooting images with an iPhone!
This is a shot taken in the summer of July 2011 out in the Great Basin Desert about 30 miles west of Milford on the way to Great Basin National Park in Nevada. I’ve got another shot of a cloudburst that I’ll post a bit later. Life’s short… Enjoy the beauty.
Yah! Those lazy old summer days when the rain finally comes and you sit on the porch eating watermelon with Grandpa; those are the times in life worth remembering and reminiscing. It’s the days during the Monsoon that I love. Some of the most dramatic cloudscapes are captured during this time. Unfortunately, I don’t think this picture was shot in the summer!
It was super windy on the mountain as I tried to capture these daisies getting whipped by the wind. It’s amazing I even captured any details in the flowers. It’s monsoon season, finally! There’s small traces of purple wildflowers mixed in with all the yellow. It’s warm up in the mountains right now if you wish to escape the Southern Utah heat. Up high in the aspen and pine it’s like a dream listening to the wind whistling through pine branches & slicing though needles like knives. It’s midsummer and I am sad because summer is so wonderful and it shouldn’t end. Life flies by too quick!
The cloudscapes around Southern Utah were pretty amazing. I dropped whatever it was I was doing and headed out into the desert today because there’s only a few days likes these in the year where you can capture such amazing cloudscapes. It was an afternoon well spent!