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Apple iPhone 6 TV Advert

My Shot on iPhone 6 story continues. This time I have a photograph of mine, which I shot in Berlin last December, in the latest Apple iPhone 6 TV Advert, which aired the U. S last night. Apple is really promoting the camera on the iPhone 6 and  it makes me excited to think how great the camera on the new iPhone will be if they are pushing this one so much. You can see my shot in the centre of the screen from the 7th to 9th second. 2 seconds!

 

This shot is one of a series I got back in Berlin last December on one of the main shopping streets. I was in Berlin for a technology in education conference and had been at it all day and the only time I could get out to shoot was in the evening. Berlin in December is cold. The sun sets early in the evening. I can still recall the biting wind. I headed out wrapped up, but without gloves, as I needed to be able to use my fingers to control the cameras. Usually, when I set out on a photo walk, the first while is frustrating. You are ready, super alert and willing with all your might for that photograph to appear. It rarely does. Patience is required.

I was about an hour out when I passed this magnificently lit up store front. I had never seen anything like. The brilliant white lines of light against the black of the building. Beautiful. I had found my location. Using the Nikon D7000 I shot some motion blur images of pedestrians and cyclists passing the store. It was OK, but not what I had imagined. It needed something else. I head off, a little despondent. About twenty metres up the road, as I was walking along, I passed this parked,highly-polished black van. A few steps passed it, I stopped and said out loud: hang on, hang on. Nodding my head in excitement, I knew I had to go back. And I was right. There on the side of the van that flanked the road were the reflections of those brilliant white lights. Yes!

Click, click. Review – meh! It needed a human element and it needed me to be careful. At times, when I am out shooting I can find myself lost in the moment, unaware of my surroundings or who is around me. Here I was standing at the side of a parked black van on a busy Berlin street at night dressed all in black. Did I want to get myself killed? No! But I did want to get that shot. I waited and using the Nikon, I shot a few frames with cyclists passing and realising I had ridden my luck, I left. Two or three minutes down the road, I stopped again. I had to go back. I had to get some shots with the iPhone. I did not want to be in a position later regretting lost opportunities. I got back to same position, hung in as close as I could to the van and again waited. In the distance, I saw this guy approaching on a bike. I readied myself and hitting burst mode as he came and passed I got the shots. I could leave.

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Berlin – Shot on iPhone 6

The iPhone does reasonably well in low-lit conditions. I am sure the new release will see great improvements in this area. Comparing it to the Nikon D7000 shot, it does stand up well.

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Berlin – Shot on Nikon D7000

 

 

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February 13 2015

Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some who believe in that kind of thing.

Things on my mind today:

Newness

Forgiveness

Knowing it is still being said

Knowing it is still being said

 In others we look to see


In others we look to see

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February 9 2015

Two images today from Tokyo and Berlin.

A new week…

Hearing it said

Hearing it said

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself

Today I will be mainly hiding from myself

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January 18 2015

Things on my mind today:

  • Things to get done.

Here is an image from a day trip to Daegu last year. It is the final one in the little series of blurred colours in the rain.

Daegu delights

Daegu delights

And here is an image from Berlin taken with the iPhone.

Confidence that each step is the step which brings me closer to you

Confidence that each step is the step which brings me closer to you

 

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December 24 2014

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. Thanks for all the visits and support.

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Together

Together

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December 23 2014

I was really delighted with the reaction to the short feature on mobiography yesterday and the accompanying blog post I did on mobile photography. Thanks to all for the visits, comments and emails.

Two images today from Berlin taken at night. The iPhone image is of a shop front in the Kreuzberg area of Berlin. A very simple photograph. I was attracted to the colours, light and the way the two pullovers remained so still.

First date

First date

This DSLR image follows on from yesterday’s bike shot. Bright blur.

Hallucinogenic Hazards

Hallucinogenic Hazards

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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December 22 2014

Two posts in one day! What am I doing?

Yesterday, I posted this image to Flickr and got a great response. Thanks to all. But the image was one I was not sure of whether to post in black and white or in colour. On Facebook, I posted it on colour and asked the question: Is this better in black and white or colour? Colour, came the response. So, today I am posting the colour image (flipping it horizontally) to Flickr.

Berlin

Berlin

This iPhone image is taken on a main shopping street in Berlin. I cannot recall its name. I was struck by the design and lights of the building opposite and when I came across this parked van I knew I could use it to frame some shots. Here is one I got with the iPhone. I got more with the DSLR which I will post later.

Berlin

Berlin

 

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December 21 2014

This year in Taipei I did a little experimenting with panning. A photographic technique I had not tried before. Taipei with its thousands of mopeds and motorbikes was a perfect location to try this out and I managed to get one or two good results.

A few weeks back in Berlin, I tried to get a few of passing cyclists, but seeing as my intention to do this only occurred as I saw the cyclist approach, the result is not as I would have expected. However, the white glow of the wheels was an unexpected, but pleasing result. Photography is fun, and there is nothing funner than standing on the footpath swaying and swerving those hips as you try to get a cyclist in motion as they pass. It is even more fun after a drink! Try it.

Berlin

Berlin

 

This is another I got with that fun app 1-hour photo on the iPhone. I love that app so much. It gives such beautiful tones for black and white images. I love harsh sunlight too.

Have a good Sunday.

Unobstructed Commitment

Unobstructed Commitment

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December 20 2014

Was very surprised to learn that yesterday’s DSLR image was a famous TV news presenter in Germany – Thomas Roth. It made me feel like a paparazzi. I wonder would he be pleased with it if he came across it, or would he see it as an invasion of privacy.

Today’s image is quite similar. Again, shot through the windows of a subway train in Berlin. You can make what you want of it.

Now

Now

Locations and working a scene. I loved the backdrop of this location, the bright neon of the Photoautomat sign and the lonely light that shone in the empty booth. I had in mind a hope that someone would come and sit in and get their portraits taken. But of course that was not going to happen. I really do wonder if these booths make money; do people actually still use them? They must I guess.

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Photoautomat Contradictions

 

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December 19 2014

Sometimes you see an image and it triggers something; a feeling that you cannot put your finger on.  This image I took in the subway in Berlin of a man deep in thought on a train does this to me. I do not know why the image connects with me in the way it does.

Then

Then

With the iPhone, is an image taken trying to get some blur photography with the new iPhone 6. Not so easy anymore with the ever-improving image stabilisation.

Berlin a blur

Berlin a blur

 

 

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