I recently became a tourist in my home town.
For whatever given reason, my photographer eyes were wide open and I was amazed by the sights around me. I was surrounded by sculptures and buildings of old and new that I haven’t truly noticed in a really long time. Funny how you take your surroundings for granted when you have seen them your entire life.
With iPhone in hand, I snapped some fun photos. The sun was quite bright that day and I found I had a hard time really seeing what I was capturing, so it was a nice surprise to find some decent images when I finally had a chance review them. I shot some of these with the inbuilt Camera app and others with Camera+. I quite enjoyed using Camera+ because I was able to apply some fun filters right on my phone. Of all of the filters, my favourite was Color Dodge.
The resulting images were fun, vibrant and quite a bit different from my usual form of photography. I will admit I had quite a bit of fun being a local tourist and I had to giggle at the strange looks I received as I explored Calgary on a chilly spring morning. I learned two lessons from this little exercise
- I don’t need to lug around my big Nikon everywhere I go – in a pinch my iPhone works quite well at snagging some quick pics.
- I doesn’t hurt to open your eyes and take a good look around you every now and then.