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Phone photos

Part of me would like to be low-tech, but when the WikiLeaks blast came out about how cell phones can be hacked and the best way to prevent it is to keep the operating system up-to-date, I had to make a choice: no smart phone or upgrade to one that can support the latest Android. I decided to keep up with the world.

As soon as my husband set up the phone ;–) I started experimenting with the camera. It has a fixed aperture of f 2.8. That seems pretty great; it’s certainly possible to get bokeh.

Having a good phone camera is incredibly convenient.


I’m finding I love all three of my cameras, my Panasonic DMC ZS40, my OnePlus 3 phone, and of course my Sony a300 DSLR with its many lenses.


There are so many times when a photo must be taken, and if I don’t have one of the cameras available, the phone serves quite nicely. Although I do want to start to leave out one of the cameras so it’s readily available for the great family shot, the phone is handy for things like an unexpected spectacular moon rise. You can pull over, grab the phone out of the purse or pocket, and snap a picture.


I find I’m doing posts when I have new photos rather than on Mondays and Fridays. It’s recommended to have regular days, but I’m going to try this for a while. When I have photos, I don’t want to wait for the designated day!

I hope you are having a good week and have nice plans for the weekend.



Soft sky

I am amazed how much of the U.S. is under deep freeze right now. Many of the bloggers I follow are doing a great job finding the beauty or just chronicling the phenomenon of the polar vortex. Here are a couple, in case they aren’t in your WordPress Reader:




Meanwhile in California, we’re having a warm, dry winter. Here are shots from my evening walk:

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I just had my phone with me. Sorry… the DSLR and even the compact camera are better. But at least I could get these shots. That’s the saving grace of a phone.

I’m blogging every other day this year so I have more time to visit other blogs.