10 on 10: May

I love my iPhone.  Yep, I do.

It's hard to believe there once was a time when I couldn't go anywhere without my fancy-pants DSLR camera.  I didn't want to miss a thing and in fact, I wouldn't even go for a walk on the beach without it.  It was exhausting carrying around this heavy gear and I honestly hated being stopped and asked what I was shooting all the time.

I saw people using their iPhone cameras but it seemed it was for things like a photo of one's Starbuck's drink that morning or what they had for lunch.  When I met the Shutter Sisters at Oasis last year I was asked over and over again, "what's your handle on instagram?"   I realized I was way behind the times.  Not only was I not on instagram, but I never used my iPhone for taking photos.

I recently joined instagram and as I browsed through people's images I was blown away.   With all of the apps available, and various lenses you can attach to your phone, I learned that I can still give images my special touch.

These days when I go for my walks on the beach, I still always have a camera, but most of the time it's my little 8 megapixel iPhone and I love it.   I stay inconspicuous, even with my zoom lens, and I can even take photos of myself without anyone ever knowing!  Ha!

Here's ten iPhone images from a day in La Jolla.   On this day, May 10th, the clouds were breathtaking and changed drastically from morning to sunset.

Please take a look at Micah Hewett's 10 on 10 post for May here, and follow the links around to see the images from all the women in our 'ten on ten' circle.

Windansea Beach

Little girl at play at La Jolla Shores

Bowing to the great Ocean

Egrets dancing in the Pier's reflection

Close-Up on the Waves
La Jolla Shores

Scripps Pier
La Jolla Shores

A closer look inside the doorway to infinity

Before Sunset at Windansea
Seaweed Antlers

Sandcrab Art

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Eva Creel said...

Lovely captures and just goes to show the best camera is the one you have with you.

Kristina Rust Photography said...

What a beautiful day you had. I love all the images! And I, too, am so impressed by what that little iPhone can do. The photos of the birds are great...love the processing.

Stephanie Marie Photographie said...

oh snap. these are awesome. i think you just gave me inspiration to actually care about my phone images! which lens did you get?

Lisa D said...

Beautiful! I love iphone shooting!

Michelle Kirnan said...

Oh my goodness...these are awesome! My iphone images never look like this! And yeah, I want to know more about the lenses you're using please. <3

Glenda said...

Gorgeous!!! and again this is why i need an iphone :)

Kim Bajorek said...

Thanks, ladies! Most of these images were taken without the addition of a lens, but the sandcrab art was taken with an olloclip macro lens, and the birds, as well as inside the pier were taken with a telephoto lens for iphone. I should have taken them on the tripod provided for better clarity, but I usually miss the shot while trying to set it up. :)