iPhone Pictures

     A few weeks ago Chase Jarvis introduced a new iPhone app called bestcam.  It came from the book he just release call “The best camera is the one you have”.  I haven’t bought the book yet but I did down load and install the free app on my iPhone.  This new app and Chases inspiration has really inspired me to start taking more pictures with my iPhone.  So here are a few of my pictures. 

This is Annie.  I took her, her son and my daughter to a river maze in Polk County Tennessee.   We had a great time despite the cold and wet conditions.

I go to a local Baptist Church called Westwood.  This is the painting on one of the walls.  The photo was edited with the bestcam app.

A late night trip to the local Krispy Kreme doughnut shop yielded this picture.  Annie and I were sitting at our table and this was the view.  Beautiful if I do say so myself.

 This one was taken as I was driving.  I used a self timer app to take a few pictures as I was driving so it was done with minimal attention given to my phone.  It was edited with the bestcam app.

I was just about to get into my truck when I noticed a large shadow of myself and thought it might make an interesting picture.

The River Maze

I took Annie, Emilie and Alex to the river maze in Ocoee, TN a few weekends ago. I had been there a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. This year was no different. I had a good time and so did everyone else.

The adventure started off by purchasing the tickets. I’ll have to admit that the rates were fairly reasonable. It was less than $10 for each person and Alex was free since he is only 3. The ticket price included access to the corn maze, the soy bean maze and either one ride on the cow-train or one shot of the corn canon.

Once Alex saw the cow-train we all made a B-line to it after we got our tickets. The cows were actually barrels that were cut out so you could sit in them and they were painted to look like cows. I sat in the 4th cow back so I couldn’t see the smile on the kids faces, but I think they enjoyed it.
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After the cow ride we moved on to the corn maze. Visit the website for a map the maze, http://www.therivermaze.com.

We decided to take a hay ride down to the entrance of the corn maze. It wouldn’t have been a very long walk, but with two kids and the weather being cold we decided to just enjoy the whole experience by hitching a ride.

Below are just a few of the pictures I took to document this fun evening and as always I was using my Nikon D300 to shoot the pics.

Library Conspiracy

We had a special event today and I thought I would take some pictures of the band who came to play. The lighting was horrible and the background wasn’t that good, but I think I got a few good shots. I shot these with my Nikon D300, 18-135mm lens in M-mode with an ISO around 2000. My shutter speed varied between 1/50th and 1/100th.

The band performed in the gymnasium and the overhead lights were turned off. The only available light came from some theater style spot lights that where floor mounted in the front of the band. This caused some pretty harsh shadows on the walls.

I’m fairly pleased with how the pictures came out. This is the first time I have taken a lot of shots with a fairly high ISO. Enjoy!