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Raindrops on a leaf

We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately and one of the upsides is that I see this sort of thing when I arrive at work after evening showers. This isn’t the first time I’ve taken photos of raindrops on leaves at my office but it is still something I enjoying taking photos of.

I shot this main image with my iPhone 5 using the TrueHDR app. It is interesting to contrast this with the stock iPhone 5 camera app version:

Raindrops shot using the camera app on my iPhone 5
Raindrops shot using the camera app on my iPhone 5
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Photography Travel and places

Heading north on the Gautrain

I’m heading to Centurion with my wife this morning for some civil service admin and, hopefully, a more efficient process.

I’m using the trip as an opportunity to capture more Gautrain images for my collection. I managed to delete my RAW files from my Rhodesfield collection (I still cringe when I think about it).

I think the Centurion platform is one of my favourites. Here are a couple HDR shots I took with TrueHDR a this morning. I have more on my Nikon which I’ll work on later.

Update: I started working through my DSLR photos and picked out these two to share in the meantime. I’m presenting at a conference next week so I’ll have to finish the photoset off in the next couple days.

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Mobile HDR photography

I’m intrigued by how iPhone camera apps handle HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos. The default camera app has a pretty decent HDR setting which I use routinely. It tends to result in much richer images than without the setting enabled.

I thought I’d try out the TrueHDR app which I’ve had on my phone for a while and forgot about for much of that time. You can definitely see the difference between the two and I think I may start using TrueHDR more going forward.

TrueHDR:

Taken with TrueHDR
Taken with TrueHDR

iOS Camera app (iPhone 5):

Taken with the iPhone Camera app (HDR enabled)
Taken with the iPhone Camera app (HDR enabled)

At least I hope I didn’t confuse them … The results from both are pretty appealing, especially for a mobile phone camera.