Friday, November 25, 2011

Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

My girlfriend messaged me from a Wal-Mart in North Carolina last night, where she was with her sister, waiting for Black Friday. I asked her what it was like, and she texted back:


Earlier in the day, I'd been to Whole Foods to Thanksgiving supplies, and it was like a scene out of a bourgie Bosch painting, so I suddenly was filled with visions of how it could get worse. So, I went to the local Target and Wal-Mart around 12:15. I figured to get the good rush pictures, I'd need to be inside first -- so no point in standing in line. I had to use my iPhone to remain unobtrusive, and this made things very touch and go -- even the 4s struggles to get a usable shutter speed in 'Wal-Mart light'. But when it worked, it *really* worked -- the stuff I saw was just total madness.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Streets of New Orleans

I just got an iPhone 4s, and I've been messing around with its camera functionality. The short summary is: This is the best cell phone camera I've ever seen when it comes to noise, range, and probably overall default image quality. Apple also finally stopped being retarded, and now let you use the volume control as a shutter release.

The result is that the phone now makes for a really fun tool for doing street photography -- I snapped this shot in New Orleans last weekend when I was out for lunch with Betsy and my sister, while we waited in line and watched the pedestrians go by.