Farewell, 2010

2011/01/02

The last day of 2010 was rather odd here in Chicago; the temperature got up to 50 degrees, which is most unusual for this time of year. While it was cloudy and raining for most of the day, the skies cleared up (somewhat) right around 1600, so I decided to head out to the Lake shore for one last walk around for the year. Needless to say, I was not disappointed by the show.

SPHM900-CHI_Sunset01-2010_12-31B

SPHM900-CHI_Sunset02-2010_12-31B

SPHM900-CHI_Sunset03-2010_12-31B

SPHM900-CHI_Sunset04-2010_12-31B

SPHM900-CHI_Sunset05-2010_12-31B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, IL; Lake Michigan
Camera: Samsung SPH-M900
Lens: (integral)
ISO Equivalency: 12

You may notice that these aren’t the results of my fancy DSLR; this is because I did not bring it along in my pack. Rather, I had a film SLR packed up, and didn’t have room for the DSLR – as such, I shot these on my mobile phone camera, instead. That being said, composition isn’t a matter of equipment, but of perspective, so I tend to believe that one can achieve decent results with something as simple as a fixed-lens mobile phone camera (or, for that matter, a 1930s-era box camera or a 1915 folding pocket camera). Better equipment allows one to do more, but if you don’t have the “vision,” all the fancy equipment in the world isn’t going to yield a better photograph.

Anyways, here’s hoping that 2011 turns out to be even better than 2010 – which, for my part, wasn’t nearly as bad as 2009. Happy New Year, y’all!

Note: While I did shoot these on my mobile phone camera, they aren’t exactly as they came out of said camera. Naturally, I indulged in a bit of post processing to get them to what they are here. Mostly, this involved adjusting the contrast and color saturation.

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One Response to “Farewell, 2010”

  1. nigel Says:

    I agree, the camera doesn’t see the good composition, the eye does.


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