Morning photo: Saturday set

More iPhoneography

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Wood arch.

FRISCO — I’ve been to this little cove (photo above) at Dillon Reservoir more than 100 times in the past five years, but a few weeks ago found a new perspective by crawling on my belly. It’s one of the things I love about photography — it helps me look at things in a new light. In this case, I was shooting social media shots for a wildflower Twitter Series by @CopperCondos and really wanted something fresh. I took about 10 shots, tilting the iPhone vertically into different positions, knowing that the smartphone’s incredibly smart sensor would give me at least a couple of images with good light balance, and using the HDR setting also helped get some of the wood detail and good lighting on the mid-ground flowers. It lost sharpness from cropping and Instagram filters. At some point I’ll edit the original file with out the filters to see if I can get the same vibrancy but more crispness.

Penstemon growing in a road embankment along Dillon Reservoir.
Penstemon growing in a road embankment along Dillon Reservoir.
On the way home from Copper Mountain during peak runoff I stopped at Officers Gulch to watch kayakers launch their runs down to Frisco.
On the way home from Copper Mountain during peak runoff I stopped at Officers Gulch to watch kayakers launch their runs down to Frisco.
Another iPhone shot
Another iPhone shot … this one is completely unedited, straight out of the camera. I played with a few different in-phone editing apps, but couldn’t in any way enhance the natural light.
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Also an HDR iPhone shot, but this one I ran through a quick edit in good old iPhoto.

 

 

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