Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ The Birds and the Beach

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It is with an exultant heart that I begin anew with mobile photography using a new iPhone. Β I am re-familiarizing myself with settings, etc., and spent the day yesterday at Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast here in Northern California. It was a dream day with the iPhone that I just purchased last Wednesday. The photo above was taken in Camera+ with the only edit being the addition of a tonal filter. It was a foggy day for the most part, and the next two photos I will show have no edits at all; also taken with Camera+

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There was much joy with these little girls playing on the beach

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I am beside myself with excitement with this new camera, and all that it can do. I already told my husband I would be useless for the next several weeks as I run amok taking photos and putting new apps and edits to the test.

For more on mobile photography, please visit Lens and Pens by Sally.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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35 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ The Birds and the Beach

  1. Suzanne says:

    These photos are all really terrific. I love the dreamy quality of the last one. What a classic shot.

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  2. Madhu says:

    That first shot is a beauty! Have fun with your Iphone Angeline πŸ™‚

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  3. Susan says:

    Oh I just love these images, Angeline! There’s something about a foggy beach…the wonderful mood and atmosphere! Congrats on your new iPhone, enjoy!!

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  4. Patti Kuche says:

    Such cool shots Angeline, in every sense of the word! Have fun with your new camera!

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  5. thirdeyemom says:

    Fantastic Angeline! Isnt it amazing how good the phone camera has become!

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  6. Three very sweet photos Angeline. Have fun with your new camera!
    Alison

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  7. Amy says:

    Congrats to your new iPhone, Angeline! What an awesome capture! πŸ™‚

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  8. https://marygatling.wordpress.com says:

    Oh so beautiful! Great pics with your iPhone! Is that the 6?

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  9. Great captures! Have fun with your new toy 😊 πŸ™‚

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  10. Angeline, you did so well for your first photo shoot with your new iPhone. The first one really makes me feel exuberant–as though I am being transported to the shoreline to watch them take off. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  11. Oh I just love these pics! The last one is superb .. and I was umming and ahhing about buying a new mobile phone .. But you have nailed it for me .. is this an iPhone 6? If it is it looks fabulous ..

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Julie. My contract was up on the old phone, and I just had to go back to the iPhone (had one a couple of years ago). I have the 6 plus. Thought it might feel strange in my hand because it is a little larger than the 6, but it feels normal and is easy to hold and handle.

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      • Fantastic .. You have just sold me on the Plus! Yay .. If you have any tips .. Please send them my way. Not sure if you have processing apps on your phone, but I thought I might try Snapseed. πŸ˜ƒ

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      • Angeline M says:

        Snapseed is my go to for edits. There are so many wonderful apps for iPhone out there, and that is another reason I wanted to come back to it. For black and white Ansel seems to be one a lot of people are using, I’ve just tried it once so far and like it. I got my phone through the carrier we have for our phone service, I was due for an upgrade due to old phone contract expiration, so got a good deal on new phone. I’m sure I would not have gotten this deal at the Apple Store.

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      • I’m so excited my phone is a dinosaur .. Can’t wait to experiment with it. I was reading that you can take it off auto focus? Thanks for the info .. πŸ˜€

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  12. cindy knoke says:

    Oh these are wonderful!

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  13. Exultant heart. Beside yourself with excitement. Running amok. I had no idea the iPhone was capable of such things. Apple should use you for a commercial.

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  14. Beth says:

    Friends from our past got married at that little church on the hill in Bodega Bay (the one used in Hitchcock’s The Birds). I envy your living in California:0)). That second picture is so atmospheric! Great stuff (I like my iPhone camera too and have been taking pictures of clouds for a painting – so simple).

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  15. Congrats to the new iPhone and have fun doing what you love! Have a fab day! 😍

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  16. Sue says:

    Angeline, you do make me smile! Great to see such enthusiasm! πŸ˜€

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Sue. I’m so excited because my old Samsung did a pretty good job with its camera, but that phone was on its last leg getting stuck and frozen whenever it felt the need to take a rest…was driving me nuts. And I’m smiling too πŸ™‚

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