Posted on September 1, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
A darkroom in your pocket
A nice backdrop for some paragliding in the Austrian Alps.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Although I took my DSLR on our recent trip to Austria, I found myself using the iPhone camera nearly every day, not just to share pictures on social media instantly, but because it’s small and light, easy to carry, and much less obtrusive than a full-size Nikon. With a couple of handy processing apps, it’s almost like having a virtual darkroom in your shirt pocket. I’m especially amazed at what some of the filters can do when the light is murky. I found myself snapping iPhone shots at times when I probably wouldn’t think of shooting with the DSLR because of the questionable light.
This set includes a few of my favorite — and admittedly highly processed — images. Yes, the colors are a bit gaudy, but they also reflect some of the vibrancy of the scenes I captured.
This is not an iPhone shot. During a rainy stroll in Hallstatt, I kept the Nikon wrapped in a plastic bag, sneaking it out for a couple of quick shots when the downpour let up.
An Instagram filter helped add a little zing to an image captured on gray late afternoon near Linz, Austria.
And back to a DSLR shot. I could probably add some pop to the gray sky with a little more processing, but I like the way it serves as a backdrop for the lush green shoreline of Hallstatt Lake.
A classic evening view of Salzburg, boosted with Instagram filters.
Old and older …
… And new.
Filed under: Morning photo, photography Tagged: | Austria, instagram, iPhoneography, mobile photography, Travel