Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Sunset sans Motorcycle

No moto content I'm afraid.  We had ourselves a rather glorious looking sunset today here in Colorado but I was in the car, bringing Martha and Miles home from dropping off the X5 for some work.  ;(

So instead, I took a picture of the sunset, through the branches of trees as seen from my driveway.

First, with the iPhone, and after some tweaking with the tools on ribbett.com:


Next, I went into the house and retrieved the new camera, the Sony A5000:

Sony A5000

When looked upon full  sized, the sharpness of the dedicated camera is clear.  Still, for a web posting, the iphone does get the job done, as long as you're not looking to print, I suppose.

Previously: Lunch Ride


Richard M said...

For most people, the iPhone is an excellent point-and-shoot camera. Most pictures never get beyond the phone screen or a web posting.

VStar Lady said...

Beautiful sunset ... but I prefer the dedicated camera just to keep my options open.

Trobairitz said...

Gorgeous Dom. We don't see them like that here.

Thanks for sharing.

SonjaM said...

A typical winter sunset. Lovely. I still prefer the real camera over the iphone.

Charlie6 said...

RichardM....not dissing the iphone, it beats not having a camera at all!

VStar Lady, dedicated camera, more options....thanks for commenting

Trobairitz, you guys don't get red/orange colored sunsets? Wonder why not.

SonjaM, thanks, and yes, real camera tends to do better....as with all tools though, its how you use it and wether one can compose or not.

bluekat said...

I prefer a dedicated camera, but the iphone is nearly always with me, and sometimes quicker to grab. Our last hike my camera was buried in the backpack, and my iphone was handy. Guess which one I used. :)

Gorgeous colors in you sunset, but yeah, I like the sharpness of the a5000